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2019   |   South Africa  |   Pub­li­ca­tion

Economic prosperity for marginalised communities through renewable energy in South Africa

South Africa’s renew­able ener­gy (RE) pro­cure­ment pol­i­cy is unique glob­al­ly in its empha­sis on pro­vid­ing ben­e­fits for com­mu­ni­ties in the vicin­i­ty of projects par­tic­i­pat­ing in the RE Inde­pen­dent Pow­er Pro­duc­er Pro­cure­ment Pro­gramme (REIPPPP). RE projects are pri­mar­i­ly locat­ed in rur­al com­mu­ni­ties, fre­quent­ly cat­e­gorised as “mar­gin­alised com­mu­ni­ties”. The REIPPPP has cre­at­ed a legal frame­work to incen­tivise […]

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2019   |   South Africa  |   Pub­li­ca­tion

Future skills and job creation through renewable energy in South Africa

This study analy­ses the employ­ment impacts of dif­fer­ent plans for expand­ing elec­tric­i­ty gen­er­a­tion in South Africa’s pow­er sec­tor. It presents the result­ing employ­ment effects with­in the elec­tric­i­ty sec­tor, pri­mar­i­ly focus­ing on coal and renew­able ener­gy sources. It also pro­vides an ini­tial assess­ment of the skill attain­ment lev­els required for South Africa’s ener­gy tran­si­tion, and the […]

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2019   |   South Africa  |   Pub­li­ca­tion

Improving health and reducing costs through renewable energy in South Africa

Air pol­lu­tion, pri­mar­i­ly from coal-fired pow­er plants, is one of the main impacts that the ener­gy sec­tor has on the envi­ron­ment and human health. These pol­lu­tants have many neg­a­tive impacts, of which those of great­est con­cern include heart dis­ease, lung can­cer, stroke and chron­ic obstruc­tive pul­monary dis­ease (WHO, 2016). The con­se­quences of such dis­eases include […]

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2019   |   South Africa  |   Pub­li­ca­tion

Consumer savings through solar PV self-consumption in South Africa

This study quan­ti­fies the expen­di­ture sav­ings that may be achieved by res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial con­sumers in South Africa when installing rooftop solar pho­to­volta­ic (PV) sys­tems with the aim of con­sum­ing most of the result­ing elec­tric­i­ty direct­ly (hence­forth termed self-con­­­sump­­­tion). The analy­sis is based on sce­nar­ios for the future devel­op­ment of PV, includ­ing bat­tery costs, the […]

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2018   |   Pub­li­ca­tion

COP24 Briefing on key discussion items on the Paris Rulebook

Cur­rent Nation­al­ly Deter­mined Con­tri­bu­tions (NDC) to the Paris Agree­ment, when added up, are a long way off from get­ting even close to meet­ing the agreed tar­get of hold­ing glob­al tem­per­a­tures well below 2°C above pre-indus­tri­al lev­els. The Paris Agree­ment has cre­at­ed a unique plat­form to build polit­i­cal com­mit­ment but it falls short on mobi­liz­ing social […]

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2018   |   Pub­li­ca­tion

De Hamburgo a Buenos Aires: Movilizando los beneficios para impulsar la ambición climática del G20

Enmar­car el desafío climáti­co en torno a los impactos y ben­efi­cios sociales y económi­cos más amplios ofrece una opor­tu­nidad para encon­trar ter­reno común den­tro del grupo del G20. Enfrentar el cam­bio climáti­co des­de el ángu­lo de los impactos en temas claves de la políti­ca social, como son el empleo, la salud, la migración, así como […]

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2018   |   Pub­li­ca­tion

From Hamburg to Buenos Aires: Mobilising Co-Benefits to Drive Climate Ambition in the G20

The fram­ing of the cli­mate chal­lenge around broad­er social and eco­nom­ic impacts and ben­e­fits presents an oppor­tu­ni­ty to find com­mon ground with­in the group of 20. Address­ing cli­mate change from the angle of impacts on key social pol­i­cy themes, such as employ­ment, pover­ty reduc­tion, edu­ca­tion, health, migra­tion as well as the eco­nom­ic and nation­al secu­ri­ty […]

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