Life in the shadow of the world's biggest carbon polluter

2020-03-17 20:33

The inhabitants of Emba, as the town is known, are tied to Sasol in a complicated embrace.

Volvo aims to reduce emissions as part of its new climate plan

2019-10-17 15:40

Volvo Cars is aiming to radically reduce its lifecycle carbon footprint per car by 40% as part of an ongoing ambitious climate plan.

These political leaders had the biggest carbon footprint in 2018

2019-07-04 07:00

Some of the most dramatic moments from last week’s G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, turned on the debate about climate change, with US President Donald Trump split from his counterparts on the need for action.

Carbon tax way too low to curb emissions, say experts

2019-06-07 07:00

Experts say the carbon tax introduced this week is so low it will have almost no effect in curbing South Africa’s greenhouse gas emissions that are increasing at a rate faster than the world average.

Carbon dioxide levels hit 800 000-year record

2019-05-09 14:10

The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit 415 parts per million last week for the first time in 800 000 years.

Now is the time to panic, but not for the reasons you think

2019-03-13 05:00

We can still turn things around, but we need to act immediately and collectively, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Radebe says energy sector can drive SA's transition to low carbon economy

2018-11-08 15:07

Between 2011 and 2015, South Africa’s renewable energy programme brought R193bn of investment into the country from 92 wind and solar projects, says Energy Minister Jeff Radebe.

Global recycling industry in crisis as China bans waste imports

2018-06-05 12:17

China stopped absorbing rubbish from developed economies this year, disrupting the $200bn global recycling industry. Countries like the US and Germany are scrambling for solutions as scrap piles up.

No Eskom tariff hike without action on climate change, Nersa told

2017-10-30 14:20

Before Eskom’s application for an electricity tariff hike is even considered, it should first demonstrate its commitment to sustainability, says David Le Page of Fossil Free South Africa.

Transport industry to focus on lowering carbon footprint

2017-06-01 13:30

The International Transport Forum wants to act as a catalyst for business action on climate change to show the full potential of a drop in carbon emissions for the industry.


SA road freight companies could be cutting their carbon emissions in half - study

2020-01-29 05:00

Road freight is one of the largest contributors to carbon emissions in South Africa – but by making better logistical choices, road freight companies can reduce carbon emissions and save nearly R1.5bn on carbon taxes, research has found.

OPINION | A world ablaze: declaring a climate emergency

2019-09-17 18:30

The debate of whether climate change is real or not, is passé. Our planet is in crisis and the only fitting response is one of great courage, writes Bukelwa Nzimande.

WATCH: French National Assembly expected to declare 'climate emergency'

2019-06-26 19:12

In France, the National Assembly will discuss its carbon neutral objectives this week. The new proposals will set a 2050 target for the country to be carbon neutral.

OPINION: Carbon tax revenues could be harnessed to help South Africa's poor

2019-06-01 16:00

The negative impacts of climate change increase as the temperature increase – and the poor suffer the most, say Harald Winkler and Andrew Marquard.

Carbon emissions at historic high

2019-05-03 18:58

A global surge in energy demand drove carbon emissions up by 1.7% last year to an historic high of 33.1 Gigatons, according to the International Energy Agency.

Protestors slam new coal-fired power station at Energy Week

2018-12-11 21:09

Activists staged a protest outside the African Energy Week conference in Cape Town on Tuesday, calling on the Development Bank of South Africa to scrap plans to fund a new coal-fired power station.

Sasol says proposed carbon tax will cost it R1 billion a year

2018-08-20 20:04

The energy and chemical company says it does not support the proposed Carbon Tax Bill which it estimates would cost the company R1bn a year.

Earth just hit a terrifying milestone for the first time in more than 800,000 years

2018-05-09 10:22

For the first time, average monthly levels of CO2 exceeded 410 parts per million in April, according to observations from the Mauna Loa Observatory. Human activity has pushed those gas levels into uncharted territory. There will be deadly consequences.

More trees, better farming could slash carbon emissions: study

2017-10-17 12:36

Planting more trees, farming more sustainably and conserving wetlands could significantly slash the amount of carbon emissions that humanity spews into the atmosphere through fossil fuel use, researchers say.

Governments urged to help aviation industry achieve climate goals

2017-05-31 17:15

Governments have a key role to play in supporting the air transport industry's plans to reduce the impact of climate change on its operations, says an aviation expert.

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