SABC News – Channel 404 Interview
Source: SABC News – Channel 404
Mr Robbie Louw, director at Promethium Carbon, joined the SABC News Channel 404 on Friday evening 22 November 2013 for a discussion on climate change, especially in light of the recent COP19 conference that was held in Warsaw.
COP 19 – Classic FM Interview
Source: Classic FM
Mr Robbie Louw, director at Promethium Carbon, joined Classic FM Business Talk on Thursday evening 21 November 2013 for a discussion on climate change, especially in light of the recent COP19 conference that was held in Warsaw.
COP19 Wrap-up – What happened in Warsaw?
The Conference of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol met for the nineteenth time (COP19) in Warsaw in November this year. The aim of COP19 was to provide a structure for a new global agreement in 2015, to be signed or ratified in Paris. An agreement was reached in read more »
COP19 – Day 9
Sustainable transport is a key building block of sustainable low-carbon development. The transport sector is responsible for a quarter of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said changes in the way cities are planned and the way people and goods move are crucial. At the Rio+20 read more »
COP19 – Day 8
Ministers and activists arrived today at COP19 in Warsaw giving a new dimension and feel to the climate change negotiations.
The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) called on diplomats to make progress on carbon market policies one of the top priorities for the Warsaw Summit, arguing that expanding the carbon read more »
COP19 – Day 7
The current and growing impacts of climate change expose business to a costly cycle of losing and rebuilding, disrupting the value chain. Strategies for the future must be guided by three trajectories:
- High resilience;
- Low carbon; and
- High growth.
In an effort to scale up climate change action, the COP Presidency is trying read more »
COP19 – Day 6
On Sunday a march for climate justice displayed banners calling for “System Change, not Climate Change”. With a limited number of workstreams reaching consensus during the first week, the need to address climate change differently is filtering through in both the climate financing and the procedural discussions.
The Green Climate read more »
COP19 – Day 5
Halfway through COP19 the feeling about the potential success of the negotiations is 50/50. A couple of major issues are still up in the air. Even though the official negotiations are still happening in secret behind closed doors, the mood in the corridors is very clear. The main contentious read more »
COP19 – Day 4
“If you don’t know where you are going, you will end up somewhere else.” This old saying is universally true, so the question is where the world is trying to go with the UNFCCC process and COP19. This question was answered today by the president of the International Emission read more »
COP19 – Day 3
The role that private sector should play in both avoiding climate risk and taking advantage of the opportunities that it will provide was highlighted by Christiana Figueres in her opening address. This statement should be seen in the context that more than half of the world’s largest economies are read more »
COP19 – Day 2
COP19 is taking place against the backdrop of scientific and real-life proof of climate change in human life as shown by scientific modeling and Typhoon Haiyan. The question to be answered over the next two weeks is whether the level of ambition that will be embodied in the Durban read more »
COP19 – Day 1
The Warsaw COP marks the halfway point between Durban Platform and COP21 in Paris in 2015. The 2015 date is significant because this is when an agreement on a 2020 global climate regime must be reached. COP19 also comes at a time when the report of Working Group 1 read more »
Growing business support for carbon tax
Source: IT – Online
A majority of companies support the implementation of a carbon tax.
National Treasury held a carbon tax stakeholder consultation last Friday 1 November at the Energy Research Council, University of Cape Town. The event was attended by members of government, business, civil society and labour.
Cecil Morden, chief read more »
Al Gore calls for more focus on African food shortages
The ’24 Hours of Reality: The Cost of Carbon’ presentation, streamed live to South Africa this week, highlighted the risk of South African and Africa’s food supply becoming increasingly vulnerable to climate change and to be addressed by governments and businesses.
Speakers emphasised the dire need of agricultural growth read more »
Transport Industry bracing for carbon tax
Source: Business Hi-Lite
While the South African business community appears united in its opposition to an impending carbon tax, the government has shown no indication that it will heed call to delay its implementation.
Announced by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his budget speech in February, the tax, due to be read more »