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Tunicia Phillips

Update: Standard Bank rejects climate proposal

Climate considerations are pressing Standard Bank shareholders to push for the recusal of those with fossil fuel ties.

Rising temperatures will shrink global GDP by mid-century

New research shows unmitigated warming could knock 18% off of global GDP by 2050

Big week for climate change commitments

The ambitious targets are not set in stone until they are deposited at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change later this year, while legislative processes vary between countries that have stated their mitigation

Activist group lauds Nedbank for best climate commitment by a South African bank

The bank has received praise for setting a more ambitious climate policy than other major local banks, targeting zero fossil fuel exposure by 2045

Absa chief executive resigns due to differences with board on future strategy

Activist group warns of a ‘culling trend’ affecting black professionals in top positions

South Africa’s planned harmful gas limits ‘off target’

South Africa’s latest proposed reduction targets on greenhouse gas emissions, while an improvement on before, do not go far enough to avert a disastrous rise in global temperatures this century.

South Africa’s potential to expand tree cover as a climate mitigation tool

Should Africa’s largest emitter rely on tree planting initiatives to mitigate?

IMF launches interactive climate dashboard

South Africa’s climate change transition risk is 5.6 on a scale of one to 10, with 10 being the highest

The battle for 2050 energy dominance: Nuclear industry makes its pitch

Nuclear sector says it should be poised to take up more than 50% of the 24GW left vacant by coal

Debt crisis may be good for Africa

The IMF and World Bank should use the crisis to divert cash to Global South countries to ease the effects of climate change

Are our initiation rituals getting too hot to handle?

Global warming may force changes in some South African outdoor initiation ceremonies, as record heat poses risks for the summer season

South Africa tops G20 coal-reliance list in 2020, report finds

In 2020, 86% of South Africa’s electricity came from coal, compared to the global average of 34%, Global Electricity Review research shows

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