Posts tagged as Paris

How urban consumption drives global GHG emissions

  Cities drive the global economy, and urban decisions have an impact well beyond city boundaries. A new report by C40, Arup and the University of Leeds assesses the impact of urban consumption on climate breakdown and explores the type and scale of changes needed to ensure that C40 cities reduce their GHG emissions in […]

Least-cost integrated resource planning with cost-optimal climate change mitigation

The University of Cape Town’s Energy Research Centre recently undertook an alternative technical assessment of South Africa’s electricity future to inform debate on IRP 2018, South Africa’s latest electricity plan, which is due to be released shortly. The authors used a similar modelling methodology, with the addition of an economic model to account for key […]

The life-saving urgency of reducing air pollution

The severity of the impact of climate change on health is increasingly clear. A report tabled by the World Heath Organisation (WHO) following the recent COP24 meeting in Poland, presents important findings and makes vital recommendations.  The drivers of climate change – principally fossil fuel combustion – pose a heavy burden of disease, including a major […]

Reminder: Call for papers for Cigré session 47 in Paris

  Cigré is calling for papers for the organisation’s 47th session which is to be held in Paris from 26 to 31 August 2018. Synopses must be received by the central office by 30 June 2017. Please send a synopsis of your paper to Cigré’s South African National Committee (SANC) office (prince.moyo@eskom.co.za) by 15 May 2017 […]

Paris agreement welcomed

  Christoph Frei, the secretary general of the World Energy Council, has welcomed the agreement reached at the COP21 meetings held in Paris recently, saying the world’s leaders now have a vision for the future. The challenge, he says, is to turn words into measurable actions at both national and regional levels and to close […]

All eyes on Paris: a lot is at stake for a successful climate summit

  Delegates from around the world are getting ready to camp out in the French capital for an annual event that has had little to show for all the effort that has gone into it for 20 years. Many, however, are optimistic that this year will be different and the City of Light will finally […]

Summary of the report-back from the Cigré session in Paris

  The 45th biennial session of Cigré was held in Paris from 24 to 29 August 2014. The meeting was attended by members of the SA national committee and a report-back was held on 23 October at the Eskom learning centre. This article is a summary of the main features of the report-back report. The […]

Nike Soweto Marathon winners off to Paris

  In addition to the R100 000 cash prize for the winning male and female in the 42,2 km open category of the annual Nike Soweto Marathon, energy management company Schneider Electric will fly the winners to Paris, France, to compete in the Schneider Electric Paris Marathon with its approximately 50 000 participants and unprecedented […]