Join us at the launch of the NBI’s 2018 CDP South Africa report where we will use CDP data to track the progress by companies in South Africa in scaling up climate action and ambition.
Climate change is an economic issue. Building on the momentous Paris Agreement, nations, states and cities around the world are firmly transitioning towards a low carbon economy. In addition, the world’s largest companies (through We Mean Business) are independently transforming their business models to support this low carbon transition. These economic changes will have a profound impact on the competitiveness of South African businesses.
Companies have been responding to CDP in South Africa for over ten years. The data has shown South African responding companies to be global leaders, thus enhancing their competitiveness, but in 2016 CDP data hinted at early warning signs that South African companies may be faltering. In 2018, with changes to CDP scoring methodology and questionnaires, we have seen a drop in CDP scores, with little improvement made to increase climate ambition and enhance target setting. In order for South Africa to be competitive in a global economy we need to ensure that our strong climate leadership (that we have maintained over the years) translates to ambitious actions that result in “required by science” emissions reductions.
For more information please contact Geeta Morar or RSVP as follows: Johannesburg, 11 June: Capital on the Park Hotel, Sandton.