Call for Nominations: Climate Solver 2016 | WWF South Africa

Call for Nominations: Climate Solver 2016


Small and medium enterprises can apply as a Climate Solver nominee if their technology:
  • Lowers carbon emissions by 20 million tonnes annually from 2026 onwards, or
  • Provides sustainable solutions to enhance energy access.


Enterprises interested in applying should submit application in the form of a business plan that shall include the following:
  • Name of the company, its owners and key staff.
  • The name of the innovative technology, as well as a description of the current development status (e.g. R&D stage, prototype, market entry, expansion).
  • The performance of the innovative technology based on indicators such as energy efficiency, use of renewable energy, reduction or elimination of emissions etc, that can be verified by a third party.
  • The current achievements and the future potential for enhancing energy access through adoption of sustainable clean energy solutions.
  • The financial demands of the company and the stage of next investment being pursued (angel investment, venture capital or equity investment).
  • The company’s location and target market space, and potential geographical sphere and global beneficiaries of the technology/energy solution.
  • A brief plan of future development, promotion and diffusion.
  • Current and future challenges for the company
  • Complete and submit the Preliminary Assessment Spreadsheet.
Last date of application – 14 March 2016 

For further details and submission of application contact:

Louise Scholtz
+27 21 657 6600

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South Africa Facts

52.98 million (mid-year estimate)

Statistics South Africa, 2013

Absolute Greenhouse Gas Emissions in South Africa:
547 million tonnes

2009 Greenhouse Gas Inventory Department of Environmental Affairs, Republic of South Africa

Carbon emissions per capita:
9.2 metric tons per capita

The World Bank Indicators

South Africa GDP Q4 2013:
GDP Q4 = 3.8%

Source: Statistics South Africa, 2013

South Africa GDP per capita:
11,750.37 US dollars in 2012

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Statistics