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Collaborative response needed to ensure sustainable future

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165 day(s) ago

Effect of climate change on natural, human systems is accelerating, so no one can afford to sit on the sidelines, writes Faria Kapfudzaruwa

SA should pay more attention to green growth

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166 day(s) ago

Policy makers, economists and development specialists need to integrate climate-change mitigation with the development agenda more closely, write Anthony Black and Leonie Joubert

Fighting environmental racism

VETERAN: Environmental activist Desmond D’Sa. Picture: GOLDMAN ENVIRONMENTAL PRIZE
173 day(s) ago

Goldman Environmental Prize winner Desmond D’Sa is continuing the battle, writes Patricia McCracken

Cape skyscraper is city’s first in 21 years

The 142m high Portside is not only Cape Town’s tallest but also its greenest building. Picture: CCID
176 day(s) ago

The 142m high Portside is not only Cape Town’s tallest but also its greenest building

Reporting season and its discontents

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185 day(s) ago

Stakeholder engagement is stepchild of reporting process, companies find it difficult to engage with report readers, key stakeholders, writes Reana Rossouw

Growing green skills and jobs in South Africa

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192 day(s) ago

A transformative economy has the potential to create large numbers of green jobs and at the same time reduce negative environmental and social impacts, writes Elize Hattingh

SA going green can lift growth and job creation

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193 day(s) ago

We can learn a lot from the Danes, who have made extraordinary progress in reducing their energy usage and switching to renewable energy, writes John Young

New carbon offset proposal could be a boon for business

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192 day(s) ago

South Africa’s approach to curbing carbon emissions is quite smart as it allows companies the flexibility to choose where they want to invest, writes Kevin James

Eskom energy efficiency scheme curtailed in hard times

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222 day(s) ago

Financial constraints have cut back the energy efficiency programme Eskom has run since 2004, the power utility says

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Towards a more resilient South African energy system

SA is supposed to be a developmental state, yet the intentions that inform our energy policy are at odds with reality, writes Glenn Ashton
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Market supremacy: why we need to rethink the idea of corporations

To talk of the market as a singular phenomenon is to obscure market activity that is diverse as well as divided in its nature, writes Saliem Fakir
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Economics is a sub-set of ecology (not the other way round)

We’re in for some lessons to live and work within nature’s limits, writes Hugh Tyrrell
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Commuter trip reduction makes business sense

There has been insufficient encouragement to make better use of the vehicles already on our roads, writes Daniel Claassen
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Sustainability: the times they aren’t a-changing

We are at a point where the need for change has never been stronger, yet the change we require remains out of reach, writes Joss Tantram
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The price of sustainability and doing business fairly

Guilt-free shopping and sustainable business practices are ‘hot’ trends for 2014. About time, writes Shauneen Procter
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What do we do when money (and everything else) runs out?

The world is locked into a linear framework fuelled by short-termism, writes Verena Bitzer
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Carbon tax: all stick, no carrot?

Government should ring-fence revenue from carbon tax to boost green economy, writes Kevin James

GREENING CASE STUDY: Dulux

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249 day(s) ago

In an approach titled ‘Step towards Greener’, Dulux South Africa has set a number of goals to entrench sustainability across its operations

Energy-intensive firms in Europe may get state aid

249 day(s) ago

European Union considering allowing state aid to energy-intensive industries to help with cost of boosting renewable energy

African renewable energy fund targets $200m by year-end

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253 day(s) ago

Africa Renewable Energy Fund, which aims to invest in projects in sub-Saharan Africa, has raised $100m and expects to double that this year

Absurd adherence to climate change doctrines

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254 day(s) ago

If one dares question the doctrine, the reaction from true believers is immediate, writes Tom Harris

Biscuit blackout as Eskom hits crisis

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223 day(s) ago

Treasury and Department of Public Enterprises are locked in negotiations to bail out Eskom

Solar water heater rebate uncertainty

225 day(s) ago

Discontinuation of Eskom’s solar water heater rebate programme has put pressure on manufacturers, says Industrial Development Corporation

SA asked to abandon carbon tax plan

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225 day(s) ago

Seifsa chief says SA cannot afford ‘well-meaning’ international protocols on environmental matters

Hustle to green is on in South Africa’s cities

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226 day(s) ago

South Africa’s top firms have found a stylish way to be environmentally conscious in their buildings, writes Sue Blaine

Firms ‘abusing law’ on air quality standards compliance

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233 day(s) ago

Law allows firms to defer compliance with air quality standards if they are purchasing equipment that will reduce air pollution

Report says world ‘ill prepared’ for climate change

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234 day(s) ago

World will need far tougher curbs on greenhouse gases to keep global warming from exceeding a promised ceiling, draft UN report shows

There is light at the end of the renewable power tunnel

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234 day(s) ago

Evidence indicates that investment in the renewable energy sector in Africa, and in SA, faces a clean, well-lit future, writes Paul Semple

How to solve cities’ great problem of water supply

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236 day(s) ago

While potholes and road washaways are considerable problems, our biggest water challenge in SA is water scarcity and increasing the efficiency of water use, writes Francis Gibbons

Sustainable investing comes of age

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249 day(s) ago

The idea of analysing companies using more than just financial indicators has moved into the mainstream, writes Nerina Visser

Opinion

Subsidy hunting continues apace

Supporters of renewable energy are looking for new arguments to justify subsidies and tax breaks

Opinion

Climate change band plays on

There can be no doubt that insatiable politicians and civil servants see global warming alarm as a means to extract yet more tax revenue from private sector

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