As the 2016/17 fire season in the Western Cape draws to a close, what can we take from the experiences of one of the worst seasons in recent history? Are we moving towards a future where extensive and destructive fires become the new normal? How should we respond?
At this year’s spring meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, and the G20 Hamburg Summit in July, finance ministers will gather to discuss, among other pressing matters, climate change. Carbon pricing is expected to take up some of the discussion time, particularly at the G20 Summit. Thankfully, an in-depth report on carbon pricing will be available – one with notable contributions by UCT’s Professor Harald Winkler.