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German firm enters SA solar market

€100m boost for ‘green’ energy in SA

Anglo-African bank Investec and the European Investment Bank are to establish a €100-million renewable energy funding facility that will promote clean energy generation and energy-efficiency initiatives in South Africa.
SA gets access to UN climate fund

SA gets access to UN climate fund

South Africa has become the fourth country with an accredited national implementing entity for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Adaptation Fund, which started operating in January and has already conferred $50-million in grants this year.
COP 17 mood 'optimistic' - Zuma

COP 17 mood ‘optimistic’ – Zuma

The mood at the UN climate change talks in Durban so far indicate optimism around achieving a successful outcome, South African President Jacob Zuma said at the opening of a meeting of local governments aimed at developing adaptation strategies for developing countries.
Showcasing SA's climate response

SA urges Canada to stay in Protocol

As delegates from 190 countries seek to negotiate a new international agreement for cutting carbon emissions at COP 17 in Durban, South Africa has urged Canada to reconsider entering into a second commitment period for the Kyoto Protocol.
COP 17 'can still save Kyoto Protocol'

COP 17 ‘can still save Kyoto Protocol’

The dust is starting to settle at the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban after two days of drama following Canada's announcement of its imminent breakaway from the Kyoto Protocol.
SA punts 'green' initiatives at COP 17

SA punts ‘green’ initiatives at COP 17

South Africa is taking advantage of the UN Climate Change Conference currently under way in Durban to demonstrate various "green" economy initiatives that form part of the country's new growth strategy.
Energy efficiency on show in Durban

Energy efficiency on show in Durban

If you're looking for state-of-the-art innovations in energy efficiency, the South African Climate Change Response Expo, running alongside the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, has got it all.
Trade Port to boost KZN exports

Shipping emissions ‘must be curbed’

Shipping emissions are rising fast and must be tackled immediately to have a chance of keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius, Oxfam International climate adviser Tim Gore said on the sidelines of COP 17 in Durban on Tuesday.
2011 the 10th warmest year: report

2011 the 10th warmest year: report

Global temperatures in 2011 are currently the tenth highest on record since records were first kept in 1850, according to a report released at the UN Climate Change Conference in South Africa on Tuesday.

The Climate Train comes to town

The Climate Train has completed its month-long journey along the railways of South Africa, raising awareness of COP17 as it went, and has arrived in Durban where the long-awaited conference has begun.
COP!&: what’s possible, what’s not

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