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US formally quits Paris agreement as election hangs in balance

Environmentalists say Trump's announcement that he would withdraw from the Paris agreement three years ago made it easier for countries such Australia, Saudi Arabia and Brazil to weaken their own ambitions

Richard Calland: Biden needs a senate win to limit Trumpism

Joe Biden doesn’t have the mojo needed to restore the US – so he needs a full house to appoint those who do, writes Richard Calland.

Global climate action is more vital than ever

South Africa must update its old position to make a positive contribution

What a sustainable Covid-19 recovery could look like

Bioeconomy — using renewable biological resources — will allow Africa to transform its systems and create a viable economic future, global warming

Covid-19 puts green energy in a coma

The pandemic has disrupted governments’ plans to flatline the upward trajectory of global warming

Covid-19, the black swan event that disrupted the green energy transition

South Africa has made some progress in the move to cleaner energy, but at 106 out of 115 countries on the energy transition index there’s clearly much room for improvement

‘Ghost’ flights are yet another example of our polluting ways

Due to covid-19, there are aeroplanes jetting about with few, if no passengers in them, which means those planes are releasing unnecessary greenhouse gases that will trap heat and warm this planet for decades to come

COP25 climate summit: what’s happened?

The real test will come next year in Glasgow, when countries have to make concrete commitments to reducing emissions

Only 1.4% of cars made are electric

In the face of the climate emergency, it is critical for investors to show companies the path to follow

Developing countries like Gabon are finding climate solutions

Developing countries such as ours cannot follow the same growth path that Western economies have taken over the last century and a half

Shipping firms look to sail into the future

Operators of the oil tankers, bulk carriers and ferries plying the seas are racing to find alternatives to fuel oil as pollution rules are tightened

Financing the green transition

The financial sector will need to play a leading role in scaling up green initiatives, de-risking projects for investors, and optimising funding costs

Cashing in on climate change by investing in renewable energy

The financial sector must recognise that including environmental, social and governance concerns in its allocation decisions can be good for business

Carbon catastrophe is hurtling towards us

The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has jumped to its highest level in human history

Climate costs South Africa 10% of its GDP

Hotter world has already cut off at least 10% of the country's GDP. Rich countries have benefited from that warming

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Centre for Women & Gender Studies

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Greening the Future

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National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

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