Energy dept shares lessons from COP17

On 21 February 2012, in News, by Andrew Bennett

Simply Green recently highlighted some of the lessons the Department of Energ learnt during the climate change conference, COP17, in December. Department of Energy’s Chief Director of Clean Energy, Mokgadi Modise, who addressed Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Energy on Friday, said the department participated in several energy sector side events and exhibitions at the 17th Conference of […]


So what cropped up at COP17?

On 14 December 2011, in Featured, News, by Andrew Bennett

Interested in the outcome of COP17? We have come across The International Institute for Sustainable Development – Reporting Services Division (IISD RS)– who produced daily web coverage, daily reports and a summary and analysis of the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa, which was held from 28 November – 11 December 2011. […]

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Durban conference delivers breakthrough in international community’s response to climate change

On 12 December 2011, in News, by Andrew Bennett

11 December 2011 – Durban Countries meeting in Durban, South Africa, have delivered a breakthrough on the future of the international community’s response to climate change, whilst recognizing the urgent need to raise their collective level of ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to keep the average global temperature rise below two degrees Celsius. “We […]

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icologie team visits The Green Hub and Priority Zone in Durban

On 30 November 2011, in News, by Andrew Bennett

The Green Hub: ‘The Green Hub is a multifunction environmental and tourism education and information centre. It is the anchor for the rest of the Green Corridor. Its grounds are popular for picnics and as a cultural event venue. During COP17 the Hub and surrounds will feature a Green Festival. This award-winning solar-powered building is open 7 days per week. Tel: 031 […]

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COP17 – Climate Change Response (CCR) Expo

On 29 November 2011, in Uncategorized, by Andrew Bennett

The National Department of Environmental Affairs is organizing a spectacular expo as part of COP17 / CMP7 to bring to life a tangible way in which South Africa and other countries should be responding to climate change adaptation and mitigation. Apart from the riveting array of exhibitions and side-events, the way in which the Climate […]

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Lunch Hour Talk – South Africa & Climate Change

On 2 November 2011, in Blogs, Events, Lance Greyling, Lunch hour talk, News, by Andrew Bennett

Join us for an inspiring and informative lunchtime presentation by MP, Lance Greyling.  Lance is Chief Whip and Environmental and Energy Spokesperson for the Independent Democrats and will be joining the dots for us with the key initiatives that affect South Africa with Climate Change.  There is an opportunity to network and grab a bite to […]

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What is COP17/CMP7?

On 31 October 2011, in News, by Andrew Bennett

COP17/CMP7 is a United Nations meeting between more than 190 countries from all over the world to find a solution to the global threat of human-made climate change. The aim is to stop the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere getting to a level which would cause dangerous changes to […]


Waiting for the bus……will you choose the right one?

On 14 October 2011, in Events, Lunch hour talk, News, by Andrew Bennett

The low down on lunchtime with Cormac and Andy Thursday 13th October 2011 saw close on 60 individuals with a sustainability bent, from various backgrounds once again converging on the Environmental Education Centre, at Intaka Island, Century City. It was great to see a number of new faces at the lunchtime presentation, showing that the […]

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Call for contributions towards the mitigation / offset of the COP17 event carbon footprint

On 2 October 2011, in News, by Andrew Bennett

Durban will be hosting the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP17‐CMP7 international climate summit from 28 November to 9 December 2011. This event is expected to involve 25,000 official delegates and many additional thousands of associated visitors and interested parties from almost every country in the world. In terms of the Host […]


Durban unveils low-carbon road map

On 26 August 2011, in News, by Andrew Bennett

The Academy of Science of South Africa has produced a report highlighting climate change mitigation and adaptation opportunities for the City of Durban entitled ‘Towards a Low Carbon City: Focus on Durban’. The report was commissioned by the eThekwini municipality and provides 12 strategic recommendations, as well as sector-specific recommendations for Durban to transition to […]