|Last week while the country convulsed apocalyptically, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and its local partner, the National Business Initiative (NBI), quietly hosted a webinar introducing the WBCSD’s “Vision 2050: Time to Transform” strategy document. Gray Maguire, Business Day, 21 July 2021.|
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Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, together with employers, educators and the Institute of Plumbing South Africa (IOPSA), have created two formal apprenticeships that aim to inspire entry-level youth to achieve professional qualifications in plumbing and unlock new employment opportunities. BizCommunity, 16 July 2021.
The plumbing sector is being transformed by collaboration between Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, employers, educators and the Institute of Plumbing South Africa (Iopsa). Engineering News, 8 July 2021.
A panel appointed by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa urged the world’s 12th-biggest producer of greenhouse gases to adopt more ambitious plans to reduce its environmental footprint and commit to generating zero emissions on a net basis by 2050. Antony Sguazzin, Bloomberg/Moneyweb, 2 July 2021.
|South Africa, the world’s 12th-biggest producer of greenhouse gases, should improve on its target to cut its projected greenhouse gas emissions by 28% by 2030, members of the Presidential Climate Change Commission said. Bloomberg News, 4 June 2021.|
The South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (SARETEC), based at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s Bellville campus, is the first national renewable energy technology centre in South Africa. Cape Town Green Map, 3 June 2021.
The British High Commission, together with voluntary coalition of South African and multinational companies the National Business Initiative (NBI) and nonprofit organisation GreenCape, have launched a Climate Finance Accelerator (CFA) programme in South Africa and have issued an open call for proposals. Engineering News, 3 June 2021.
Initial research conducted for the Deep Decarbonisation Pathways (DDP) project in collaboration with the National Business Initiative (NBI) indicates that there is an emerging opportunity for South Africa to produce so-called “green iron” for export to international steelmakers seeking to transition away from the use of carbon-intensive coking coal in the production of the basic material. Terence Creamer, Engineering News, 20 May 2021.