In recent weeks the commission has been meeting with interest groups to finalise the country’s climate change mitigation commitments, while at the same time adopting and developing models that will present the most effective and equitable route towards a zero carbon emission future. AGRI NEWS NET, 16 May 2021.
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Beyond its environmental components, addressing climate change is about economic competitiveness and opportunity. Africa Business Communities, 5 May 2021.
The National Business Initiative (NBI) has teamed up with Gauteng government and the City of Joburg to launch the Soweto Clinics Maintenance Project. Siya Ndlela, Soweto Urban – Diepkloof, 30 April 2021.
UK PACT South Africa announces project portfolio of over £3 million to support SA Government climate change priorities. British High Commission Pretoria, 9 March 2021.
|NBI’S CEO, JOANNE YAWITCH participated in a live panel discussion hosted by Michael Avery, along with the EU Ambassador to SA, Dr Riina Kionka, speaking on the obstacles to unlocking the nation’s green economic recovery potential. Business Day, 3 March 2021|
Continent is responsible for just 6% of global greenhouse gas emissions but disproportionately exposed to risks of climate change. Lucas Chaumontet and Younes Zrikem, Business Day, 25 February 2021.
A concerted effort is being made through a variety of programmes to create new job opportunities and career pathways for millions of unemployed youth
In South Africa, there are 8.5 million unemployed young people literally sitting around with nothing to do. Silke Colquhoun, African Decisions.
NBI CEO Joanne Yawitch was interviewed today on CapeTalk by John Maytham to discuss the ‘Just Transition Finance Roadmaps in South Africa and India’ Project.
|This new multi-partner initiative aims to define the role that finance plays in supporting South Africa and India’s transition to more climate-resilient economies. The coalition of partners, working towards sustainable growth and development in their respective countries, highlight how funding can play a key role in supporting just energy transitions, through the development of finance roadmaps. Listen to the podcast here.|