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Saturday, 23 June 2018
Adaptation Futures 2018 taking place in Cape Town

Adaptation Futures 2018 takes place from 18 - 22 June 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Posted 7 Jun 2017

Publication Date:
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 14:15
Trump exit from Paris will hurt America most

On 1 June 2017, Donald Trump (DT) announced that his administration was withdrawing the US from the Paris Agreement. The world’s largest economy is taking no responsibility for US historical emissions, instead reneging what his country. Trump’s exit is a deeply immoral, reprehensible act.

Posted 2 Jun 2017

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Friday, June 2, 2017 - 16:15
Leading Economists: A Strong Carbon Price Needed to Drive Large-Scale Climate Action

Meeting the world’s agreed climate goals in the most cost-effective way while fostering growth requires countries to set a strong carbon price, with the goal of reaching $40-$80 per tonne of CO2 by 2020 and $50-100 per tonne by 2030.


Posted 29 May 2017

Publication Date:
Monday, May 29, 2017 - 13:15
Brace for frequent extreme weather

The AXA chair, which was launched on 6 April 2017, is the first of its kind in Africa. It will fund 15 years of research that will inform better management of climate change risks. New is the first holder of what AXA calls a successional chair – a new scholar will be appointed every five years. Future positions will offer “an opportunity to develop the careers of researchers who are close to associate professor level,” says New, adding that it would help entice the best climate change researchers to set up shop at UCT.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 14:45