carbon emissions

West Africa rises to the occasion

Renting a car in West Africa now means you can offset your carbon emissions by generating credits from the distribution of energy efficient stoves in Ivory Coast following the first carbon credits transaction involving a seller and a buyer in the region.

South Africa moves ahead with nuclear new build plans

The third and final nuclear vendor parade workshop will take place with Canada and Japan this month. South Africa is looking at pressurised water reactor nuclear technology, similar to what it has safely used at Koeberg for the past 30 years.

Infographic: COP20 Summit

It took an extra day of negotiations but delegates to the COP20 summit left Lima, Peru, having made decisions that provide a clear and solid foundation for talks in Paris at the end of next year.

Africa pushes for commitment at COP20

The continent stands to lose the most from the gradual change in weather patterns, and the disruption in food production and destruction of habitats and ecosystems will have the greatest impact. They want delegate countries to "put more on the table" in finding a successful way to cut greenhouse emissions.

South Africa’s Sere wind farm plugged in

Eskom’s first large scale renewable energy project, the Sere wind farm, in the Western Cape has been plugged into the national grid, with the ability to light up some 30 000 homes.

South Africa’s Sere wind farm plugged in

Eskom’s first large scale renewable energy project, the Sere wind farm, in the Western Cape has been plugged into the national grid, with the ability to light up some 30 000 homes.

Cape Town becomes bike-friendly

Cycle lanes in Cape Town are being painted green to demarcate them. It's part of the city's bicycle master plan, which includes an expanded network of cycle lanes and bike-sharing, and a healthier public and a healthier environment.
Exploring bicycle culture in SA

Unpacking the National Development Plan

South Africa, it is said, is one of the most unequal societies in the world. Yet it has a plan to change this, and that's where the National Development Plan comes in.

Green buildings sprouting in South Africa

South Africa’s first commercial green star-rated building has been unveiled. The cutting-edge building, situated in the business district of Sandton, features numerous innovations that have earned it five green stars from the Green Building Council of South Africa. 
Top green rating for SA building

SA introduces green office buildings

South Africa's first commercial green star-rated building has been unveiled. The E block in Upper Grayston, a small multi-purpose development in Johannesburg's Sandton business district, is the first small office building to receive five green stars from the Green Building Council of SA.