What are the socio-economic implications of South Africa's coal transition?
Jesse Burton, Andrew Marquard and Bryce Mcall have authored a new paper on South African coal, which has been integral to South Africa’s energy system and economy for decades, but is increasingly uncompetitive and creates considerable risks –...
Publication: Cobenefits Executive Report
This study analyses the net employment impacts of different electricity generation capacity expansion plans on the South African economy, focusing on the potential effect of higher renewable energy deployment.
Publication: Research Report Series
Comparative Analysis of the NDCs of Canada, the European Union, Kenya and South Africa from an Equity Perspective
Publication: The balance sheet summary
This policy brief presents the concept of a nationally determined contribution (NDC) greenhouse gas (GHG) balance sheet. The concept was elaborated in a technical paper, which informed an official submission by South Africa.
Publication: The end of coal? Planning a “just transition” in South Africa
South Africa’s coal production may decline significantly in the next few years. This report – from SEI and the Energy Research Centre – explores the impacts, challenges and key elements of that transition.


Sunday, 11 April 2021
The Brown to Green report has been released

The Brown to Green Report 2018 is the world’s most comprehensive review of G20 climate action. It provides concise and comparable information on G20 country mitigation
action, finance and vulnerability. Developed by experts from 14 research organisations and NGOs from the majority of the G20 countries, the report covers 80 indicators. It informs policy makers and stimulates national debates.

The ERC contributed to the report exploring key aspects of South Africa's green economy performance compared to other nations in the G20.

Publication Date:
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 - 21:45
Follow us on Twitter

Follow the Energy Research Centre @EnergyUCT

Publication Date:
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 - 10:45
Webinar “Launch of the Brown to Green Report 2018”

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.

Publication Date:
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 - 10:30
The IPCC Special Report on global warming of 1.5°

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.  

Publication Date:
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 - 10:00