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Webinar “Launch of the Brown to Green Report 2018”
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 - 10:30

One week before the G20 Summit in Argentina and COP24 in Poland, Climate Transparency launches its Brown to Green Report 2018. Covering 80 indicators, the report is the world’s most comprehensive review of G20 climate action.

The IPCC Special Report on global warming of 1.5°
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 - 10:00

On October 8, the IPCC delivered its Special Report on global warming of 1.5C. This talk gives an overview of the main results of the report, the process of generating an IPCC report, and what’s next. The report concluded that we are already at 1C global temperature rise, that at the current rate, we would reach 1.5C around 2040, that there are clear benefits to limiting warming to 1.5C, and that we can still do it, but that it requires changes at an unprecedented scale. It also concluded that limiting warming to 1.5°C would go hand in hand with achieving other societal goals, including most of the Sustainable Development Goals.  

Comments on the draft IRP 2018
Mon, 29 Oct 2018 - 12:15

Updated - ERC comments on the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2018.

The ERC is accredited to provide M&V reporting on energy savings for SARS 12L tax deductions
Wed, 12 Sep 2018 - 14:30

The ERC at UCT is accredited by SANAS as an inspection body for the Measurement & Verification (M&V) of energy savings (Facility Accreditation Number EEMV0009). Accreditation as an inspection body is according to the ISO 17020:2012 standard and reporting of energy savings is in alignment with the SANS 50010:2018 standard.


Coal Transition in South Africa
Thu, 06 Sep 2018 - 13:00

Coal transitions Reports Live now!

Blog Posts
Wed, 05 Sep 2018 - 14:15

View ERC's blog posts here

Coal Transition in South Africa Seminar
Tue, 04 Sep 2018 - 15:15

You are invited to a seminar to launch the report Coal Transition in South Africa, to be held at the Energy Research Centre, UCT, Monday 10th September 1-2pm.

SAfm Sunrise Podcast
Fri, 31 Aug 2018 - 10:30

SAfm Sunrise Podcast - Mediated Conversation: How long will it take to stop using coal?

Listen here

New publication on fossil fuel subsidies
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 - 10:00

Fossil fuel subsidies strain public budgets and contribute to climate change and local air pollution. Despite widespread agreement among experts about the benefits of reforming fossil fuel subsidies, repeated international commitments to eliminate them, and valiant efforts by some countries to reform them, they continue to persist. This book helps explain this conundrum by exploring the politics of fossil fuel subsidies and their reform.

Upcoming seminar
Fri, 18 May 2018 - 09:45

Does power empower? 

Presenter: Romy Listo

Date: 12 June 2018 Time: 12h30 – 13h30

Venue: Large seminar room, Energy Research Centre, Menzies Building, Upper Campus, UCT


New publication: South Africa’s multiple faces in current climate clubs
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 - 11:00

"Global public goods are most easily provided when a single dominant country, or a small group, takes the lead" says the literature in international relations. That's why Britta Rennkamp and Andrew Marquard analysed the role of climate clubs from the perspective of a developing country- South Africa. This paper was part of a project with the German Development Institute and Wuppertal Institute.

Upcoming seminar on green industrial transformation
Thu, 15 Mar 2018 - 10:45

Meet Dr Tilman Altenburg for a lunch time chat on green industrial  transformation and economic development at the ERC.