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Post-COP26 reflections: Mitigation and adaptation efforts need to intensify

Various outcome statements post-COP26 make it clear that both mitigation and adaptation efforts need to be bolstered in a global partnership writes Paula-Ann Novotny from Webber Wentzel.

South Africa’s response to COP26 tempered by reality

“We can’t be signing up to a situation that we are not ensuring that we have adequate financial support for the transitions that will be taking place,” said Minister Creecy.

GreenCape implements new project to encourage collaborative climate mitigation

Climate Change is a global threat, but collaborative climate mitigation can bring new opportunities to the benefit of communities.

Ed’s note: Why energy efficiency needs your attention

Your home, office building and shopping centres are lethal influencers of climate change. These buildings are responsible for about 40% of global energy consumption and about one-third of global GHG emissions.

Ghana commits to renewable energy with 8 planned solar plants

The government of Ghana has reaffirmed its commitment to renewable energy and sustainable development goal seven (SDG7) with Bui Power Authority (BPA) planning to construct eight solar plants in the northern part of the country.

COP26 overtime still ends up with compromised agreement

Negotiations at COP26 went into overtime and a pact was signed, but last-minute changes softened the eventual agreement.

COP26: Donors show support for SEFA with big cash donations

The African Development Bank has welcomed $136 million in additional donor commitments for the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA).

How to expedite geothermal in the Rift

Building on an analysis of experiences from Comoros, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, it is possible to draw lessons and recommendations to accelerate the deployment of geothermal energy for electricity generation and direct use.

COP26 deal: How rich countries failed to meet their obligations to the rest of the world

COP26 marked a critical turning point in global politics. From now on, the issue of climate justice will be unavoidable for rich countries.

Big holes emerge in SA’s Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity

Deep flaws, significant delays and unnecessary additional costs are becoming evident in the outdated Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity, IRP 2019.

Energy transition or access: Africa’s fossil fuel problem

As the world accelerates its race towards a net zero emissions future, there is an increasing focus on developing countries and their financial inability to meet such net zero target that define successful energy transition.

Gap exists globally between net zero pledges and real action

Glasgow has massive credibility, action and commitment gaps as the world is heading to at least 2.4˚C of warming, if not more, the Climate Action Tracker has warned in its annual global update.  

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