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Transitioning South Africa to a low-carbon economy



Posted on 11 November 2014
Low-carbon frameworks: Transport
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Overstating the threat climate change poses to South Africa's people and environment is almost impossible given the results of new climate research which shows that greenhouse gas emissions are rising more rapidly than predicted.

In the interests of advocating for a future economic trajectory that ensures a meaningful low carbon economic strategy in an inclusive and equitable society, WWF South Africa has published a variety of research reports related to climate change policy, energy, mining, sustainable finance, the food, energy water nexus, transport and water, among others. These, and other publications, will be available at Department of Environmental Affair's (DEA's) National Climate Change Response Dialogue (NCCRD), 10-13 November, 2014, which the department is hosting in collaboration with the Inter-Governmental Committee on Climate Change (IGCCC). The four-day dialogue is intended to provide a dynamic and vibrant sace for demonstrating that South Africa is a country in transition to a lower carbon and climate resilient economy. 

In response to the DEA’s examination of mitigation potential in sectors of the South African economy, WWF-SA has drilled down into focus subsectors and is exploring the business case for taking selected initiatives to scale in the transition to a low carbon economy. These will be examined at a cafe society style side event at the conference on Thursday 13 November.

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