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Climate Change and the Environment (195)

During a conference last year, I enthusiastically attended all the sessions, from good governance to peace and reconciliation, and human rights.
SAIIA Policy Insights No 56, April 2018
SAIIA Policy Insights No 54, April 2018
An extraordinary group of high school learners from across the country will be presenting their research findings and recommendations on topics such as water scarcity, food security and illegal mining. These presentations will draw connections between local challenges and successes, as well as South African policies and international plans such as the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Friday, 24 November 2017

Unpacking COP23

Our climate change expert Romy Chevallier shares her insights how the US pulling out of the Paris Agreement impacts other countries and climate change in general.
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 169, November 2017
The COP23 summit takes place amid complex global geopolitical dynamics, with President Donald Trump having announced the US’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement in June. The US is currently the world’s second largest producer of carbon emissions after China and its abdication makes this and other international negotiations more challenging. Entrenched national interests have exacerbated tensions.
Monday, 23 October 2017

Youth powering ahead for COP 23 Featured

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This year’s official South African youth delegate to COP23 is Youth Policy Committee Member and Gauteng Focal Point, Ditebogo Lebea. Ditebogo is 20 years old, and is a second-year student at Wits University. She will be providing us daily updates from Bonn for the duration of the conference.
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 269, August 2017
SAIIA Policy Insights No 52, July 2017
SAIIA Policy Insights No 48, July 2017
Meeting his counterparts in Europe on his first overseas trip in May, President Donald Trump failed to reassure them that the military alliance, which has been the backbone of the Atlantic relationship since the end of the Cold War, will receive the same degree of commitment from the US as in the past.
This statement is supported by renowned scholars from rising powers of the South as well as Germany. The common position demonstrates our unwavering commitment to the Paris Accord and expresses our determination to deepen joint knowledge creation on existential issues for human survival and sustainable development, for global justice and social integration.
This week government representatives and a range of other stakeholders will be meeting at the United Nations headquarters in New York for the Ocean Conference, coinciding with World Oceans Day on June 8.
SAIIA Policy Insights No 46, May 2017
SAIIA Policy Insights No 40, March 2017
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 160, February 2017
The South African Institute of International Affairs, Western Cape Branch cordially invites you to a Speaker's meeting to be addressed by Elizabeth Aardenburg
There is an increasing global demand for food, water and energy. All three are inter-linked, a fact that has increasingly become the focus of attention for policy makers and governments.
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