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  • The big switch

    19 February 2011, source: newsUpdates.co.za
    URL: http://newsupdates.co.za/the-big-switch-250837.htm

    Is Renewable Energy a fantasy or the answer we've been searching for? PEDAL POWER: Safe bicycle lanes encourage people to ride, rather than drive Environmental think-tank Ecofys has just released a report in conjunction with the World Wide Fund for Nature SA that claims we can power the planet on 100% renewable energy by 2050...
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  • Green Africa at Meetings Africa

    18 February 2011, source: Bizcommunity.com
    URL: http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/40/56906.html

    Meetings Africa 2011, which runs 21-23 February 2011 at the Sandton Convention Centre, is encouraging the meetings, incentives, conference and events/exhibitions (MICE) industry to include greening as part of its mandate, as the show itself demonstrates. Supporting this trend is the newly opened Dinokeng Project in Gauteng...
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  • After the Cancun climate summit: Will global action follow?

    18 February 2011, source: Post online
    URL: http://www.postonline.co.uk/post/analysis/2027323/post-europe-cancun-climate-summit-global-action-follow

    At the recent United Nations’ climate conference in Cancun, nations came together to discuss environmental plans. David Bresch explains what happened in Cancun and what the new consensus means for the insurance industry. The year 2010 was never likely to go down as a watershed year for action on climate change...
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  • National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund plants 45 000 trees In International Year of Forests

    18 February 2011, source: Publicity Update
    URL: http://www.publicityupdate.co.za/?IDStory=34458

    Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) has received a generous donation from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF) to support the distribution of 45 000 Trees for Homes in 2011, the International Year of Forests. 45 000 residents of low cost housing settlements across South Africa will benefit from this and over 900 residents of the beneficiary communities will receive training and stipends as community based educators going door to door to spread climate change and greening awareness...
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  • Tax experts give their predictions for Budget 2011

    18 February 2011, source: Moneywebtax
    URL: http://www.moneywebtax.co.za/moneywebtax/view/moneywebtax/en/page1504?oid=56301&sn=Detail&pid=1

    Most argue that there is little room for tax relief. Roux, head of fixed income, Investec Asset Management Since the September Mini Budget, Government revenue has disappointed. All of the big ticket items are going to fall short of the Treasury's mid-term projections. Although in part a consequence of the post Wold Cup soft patch that the economy experienced in the latter part of the year, it is also the result of regulatory changes in the payment schedules for corporate tax...
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  • Meetings Africa 2011 embraces global greening trend

    18 February 2011, source: Bizcommunity.com
    URL: http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/94/56934.html

    Africa's biggest and premier Business Tourism exhibition, Meetings Africa, is going green! For the first time since its inception in 2007, Meetings Africa will be eco-audited by an independent sustainability consultancy, Icologie, bringing it in line with globally developed greening and sustainability standards...
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  • Comments on Shell Proposal to Explore for Natural Gas in Karoo Shales

    18 February 2011, source: Earthlife
    URL: http://www.earthlife.org.za/?p=1499

    Earthlife Africa Jhb is opposed to Shell (or any other company) exploring Karoo Shale Formations for the purpose of fracking in terms of natural gas extraction. We believe that this has the potential of violating the Constitutional Right of citizens of South Africa (in particular, residents of the Karoo) to a clean, safe and healthy environment...
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  • Energy-intensive firms team up to make carbon tax input

    18 February 2011, source: newsUpdates.co.za
    URL: http://newsupdates.co.za/energy-intensive-firms-team-up-to-make-carbon-tax-input-249886.htm

    Energy-intensive companies operating in South Africa have established an ‘Industry Task Team on Climate Change’, or ITTCC, to prepare a formal response to the National Treasury’s ‘Carbon Tax Discussion Paper’, which was released for public comment on December 13, 2010 – interested parties have until February 28 to make submissions...
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  • Weather at Home - use your computer to help model climate change

    17 February 2011, source: Earth Times
    URL: http://www.earthtimes.org/scitech/weather-computer-model-climate-change/27/

    Scientists don't know enough about climate change, particularly how it will vary locally. One of the most significant climate sites, climateprediction.net has today launched an experiment you can do at home. It's called “weatherathome” in partnership with the UK's Met. Office, and with support from Microsoft Research, to develop a regional climate model that is available for download so you can run it on your personal computer anywhere...
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  • The World Social Forum and the battle for COP17

    17 February 2011, source: Pambazuka News
    URL: http://pambazuka.org/en/category/comment/70971

    In a world plunged ever deeper into an uncivilised global capitalist condition, the World Social Forum (WSF) is a crucial beacon of hope. At its recent gathering in Senegal, the news of the unfolding democratic revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt electrified the spirit of optimism pervading the multiple axes of deliberation...
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  • Zuma set to visit France

    17 February 2011, source: Times Live
    URL: http://www.timeslive.co.za/business/article921004.ece/Zuma-set-to-visit-France

    President Jacob Zuma will lead a high-profile economic delegation on a state visit to France from March 2 to 3, according to Minister of International Relations and Co-operation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane. The delegation includes Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa and Nkoana-Mashabane...
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  • Scientists connect global warming to extreme rain

    16 February 2011, source: The Detroit News
    URL: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SCI_CLIMATE_FLOODS?SITE=MIDTN&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Extreme rainstorms and snowfalls have grown substantially stronger, two studies suggest, with scientists for the first time finding the telltale fingerprints of man-made global warming on downpours that often cause deadly flooding. Two studies in Wednesday's issue of the journal Nature link heavy rains to increases in greenhouse gases more than ever before...
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  • Durban UN climate change talks to finalize institution building arrangements

    16 February 2011, source: Afrique en ligne
    URL: http://www.afriquejet.com/news/africa-news/durban-un-climate-change-talks-to-finalize-institution-building-arrangements-201102161851.html

    Lusaka, Zambia - The next UN climate change conference which will take place in Durban, South Africa, towards the end of the year, will focus on finalizing and adopting the institution-building arrangements launched in Cancun, Mexico, last December, as well as the methodologies to provide the rigour and transparency...
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  • Climate change at Sci-Bono

    16 February 2011, source: newsUpdates.co.za
    URL: http://newsupdates.co.za/climate-change-at-sci-bono-247288.htm

    Moves by South Africa's big five cities to beat climate change are on show at Sci-Bono. In Joburg’s corner are Rea Vaya and Cosmo City, among others. Climate change – and what the big five South African cities are doing to fight it – is the subject of an exhibition at Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Newtown...
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  • Climate change and Africa's vanishing lake

    15 February 2011, source: Mail & Guardian
    URL: http://mg.co.za/article/2011-02-15-climate-change-and-africas-vanishing-lake/

    evokes memories of famines such as those in 1980s Ethiopia. But Fatime and 4,3-million other children who are suffering from chronic malnutrition are victims of a more permanent crisis -- the disappearance of Lake Chad.As South Africa prepares to host the United Nations climate change summit in Durban this year, Lake Chad is living proof of the continent's environment in crisis...
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