Climate Change
While the latest Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index shows that the JSE’s companies are strong on social and governance responsibility, they could do more on environmental practices. Two thirds of the exchange’s listed companies qualified to be listed on the index.
While 95% of the JSE’s top 40 companies have climate change policies in place, there remains scope for improvement. A recently released report, which focused on how SA companies are tackling climate change, called for companies to have more long-term strategies and adaptation plans on climate change.
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 13:23

Calculating your carbon footprint

Calculating your carbon footprint may not be as easy as it sounds. 25ºC in Africa takes a look at this market and identifies pitfalls and opportunities that businesses should look out for when deciding to green their business.
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 13:19

Saving tomorrow today

Although COP17 is over and experts still continue to analyse what was decided at the conference, the battle to stop the earth’s temperature from rising with 2ºC just commenced. 25ºC in Africa takes a look at the outcomes of the Durban discussions and the way forward in making enough progress to meet the global climate change goals.

Using carbon finance for low-income energy household projects could be a powerful tool in alleviating poverty and creating a sustainable future for generations. It could  only be optimally utilised if various role players come on board to create a credible platform for these projects to succeed.

 

Taxes on bunker fuel got the backing of the shipping and airline industry during COP17. This means the industry is taking responsibility for its impact on greenhouse gas emissions.
A partnership between the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the South African Cementitious Material Producers will open the door for the cement industry in taking a more sustainable approach.
In the face of climate change vulnerability and risks, businesses and cities around the globe are becoming more focused on developing effective adaptation strategies. Increasing extreme weather events, decreased food security, an increase in water scarcity due to changed rainfall patterns and a rise in sea levels are just a few climate change impacts that compel corporations and communities to find sustainable ways to cope with these shifts. In order to respond proactively, both private and public sectors need to determine the climate-related threats most pressing to their operations.
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 09:11

Nissan launches six-year environmental plan

In October, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd announced its new six-year environmental plan, Nissan Green Programme 2016, which will help the company to achieve its environmental philosophy: Symbiosis of People, Vehicle and Nature.
South Africa will fight for a more focused approach to adaptive climate change strategies and actions at the UNFCCC‘s COP17 climate change negotiations, which will be held in the first week of December in Durban.