If the world has been stripped, how will we eat, will education matter? - over 3 years ago
Making connections between issues and the impact they have on people is often the missing link. If they can understand that not taking care of our water resources is a food security issue, it becomes something that matters on a personal and practical level. "Social and economic issues are environmental issues because if the world has been stripped, how will we eat, how will education matter?" "Telling people to switch off their appliances is all good and well, but it's not enough. The issue is not saving energy - it's the way people are consuming, and that is not being addressed."
The cost of inaction on climate change too high - over 3 years ago
THE cost of inaction towards sustainable development will far exceed the cost of moving towards a low carbon economy. So said Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, speaking at the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) Global Roundtable session in Cape Town today. ‘‘Will short terms and greed be mitigated in the future? Will profit be the sole driver of innovation in the future? Is there the opportunity and - more importantly - the leadership to shift paradigms?’’
New wind energy project - over 3 years ago
AFRICAN Energy Developments is planning to establish a wind energy facility and associated infrastructure near Middelburg in the Eastern Cape. The facility will be within an area of about 70ha and will include up to 100 wind turbines, two sub-stations, access roads and 132kV power lines linking to the Ludlow sub-station. The project has been registered with the Water and Environmental Affairs Department and an EIA is under way.
Unanswered Questions regarding Coega Wind Farm - over 3 years ago
I READ with interest and some circumspection the recent reports on the proposed investment of R1,2-billion by Electrawinds (Belgium) for a wind farm to be established in the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) (“Coega investment takes off on wind farm hopes”, The Herald, September 14).