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Friday, 19 October 2018
Professor Mark New wins Piers Sellers prize

Professor Mark New, director of UCT’s African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI), and holder of the AXA Research Fund Chair in African Climate Risk, has been recognised for his global contributions in leading climate research.

Posted 30 Mar 2018 

Publication Date:
Friday, March 30, 2018 - 11:00
How strong are climate adaptation knowledge systems in semi-arid regions?
How strong are climate adaptation knowledge systems in semi-arid regions?

By Mark New, Principal Investigator for ASSAR and the Director of the African Climate and Development Initiative at the University of Cape Town.

Posted 28 Mar 2018 

Publication Date:
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 11:00
coal power station
New study shows that South African coal sector is in a state of crisis

The report found that Eskom’s coal costs have increased by 300% in real terms over the past 20 years. “This massive increase in costs has put Eskom under increasing financial pressure and contributed to their current financial position” says principal researcher on the report, Jesse Burton. “Rising coal costs coupled with cost overruns at Medupi and Kusile have left Eskom with little option than to hike tariffs, which in turn obviously hurts consumers.”

Publication Date:
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 14:45
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