ARTICLES RELATING TO GREEN ECONOMY

Etsy wants to clean up e-commerce’s act with carbon offsets

2019-02-27 14:57

That bespoke necklace or twee craft you buy on Etsy’s marketplace now comes with a pledge that some of the fuel burned to get it to your door is being offset by green investments.

Essential for SA economy to go green - UN representative

2019-01-15 21:07

Transitioning to a low carbon economy is essential for the South African economy, says a UN representative.

Beware of talking in an 'echo chamber' about sustainable investment - JSE CEO

2019-01-12 14:39

Sustainable investment is a theme whose time has come, but it is currently more like an "echo chamber" of people who already believe in the cause, says the CEO of the JSE.

SA running out of time to implement green economy - minister

2019-01-10 19:12

There are only a few years left for SA to implement practical solutions for a green economy, says Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Nomvula Mokonyane.

7 ways communities must think differently about lasting investment to see real change

2018-10-15 09:57

Want to ensure investments create a meaningful and lasting impact on communities? These 7 ways may be how.

IPPs fail test for 'just transition' from fossil fuel - NUMSA

2018-07-29 05:59

Independent power producer projects fail the test for a "just transition" from fossil fuel, says NUMSA general secretary Irvin Jim.

Eskom delay is killing green jobs

2017-10-08 06:01

The power utility’s refusal to sign contracts with independent power producers (IPP) is placing jobs in the renewable energy sector at risk.

Task team to probe power utility’s green cost claim

2016-10-30 08:15

A special ministerial committee will be set up to investigate Eskom’s concerns about renewable energy, and whether the power utility’s concerns about the high cost of it have substance.

Would you take this pledge to save the person next to you?

2015-11-25 10:59

33% of the world's population may suffer from water scarcity. Here are 5 reasons to consider taking the Green Monday SA pledge.

SA becoming a leading 'green economy'

2014-01-22 15:26

With the roll-out of major renewable energy, green building and sustainable transport projects in 2013, South Africa is becoming a leading green economy.

 

Fossil fuel subsidies are the enemy of the green economy - minister

2019-01-16 22:45

Fossil fuel subsidies are the enemies of the green economy and of social development, delegates heard at a ministerial green economy gathering in Cape Town.

Economic inclusion in SA must be of the right quality - economist

2019-01-13 13:06

It is critical to train SA's population for the future in such a way as to enable them to participate in the economy, says an economist at the University of Pretoria.

3 drivers of the future of work and how to deal with them - labour expert

2019-01-10 20:24

The jobs of the future might not always geographically be where the old jobs were centred, says the director general of the International Labour Organisation.

'Affluenza' the world's biggest disease - Amnesty International activist

2019-01-10 06:55

Kumi Naidoo, secretary general of Amnesty International, was speaking in Cape Town about climate change and the green economy.

Radebe: Decision to decommission coal plants is economic

2018-07-29 07:45

The decision to decommission coal-fired plants is economic, and fits future plans, explains Energy Minister Jeff Radebe.

oBike to roll out bike sharing model in 10 more countries

2017-11-13 18:29

Dock-less bike sharing platform oBike is is launching in ten further countries as part of its growth plans.

Growing a green economy, one outcome at a time

2017-08-31 06:01

With support, a little ingenuity and a thriving green economy we may offer solutions to some of SA’s major socioeconomic and environmental challenges, says François Bonnici.

China provides $1trn in 'green credit'

2016-09-02 11:18

China's banks have provided a total of $1.09 trillion in "green credit" , the banking regulator said.

Trade powers pledge free trade in green goods

2014-01-26 15:00

The world's biggest trading powers have pledged to work on a global deal for free trade in environmental goods, but gave no time for talks to support the fight on climate change.

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