Einführung/Introduction South Africa

Die Republik Südafrika erstreckt sich vom Limpopo-Fluss im Norden bis ans Kap der guten Hoffnung im Südwesten. Die Fläche des Staates umfasst 1.219.090 km². Innerhalb der Staatsgrenzen liegt das Königreich Lesotho, ein kleiner Binnenstaat in den Drakensbergen, und an der Grenze zu Mosambik das Königreich Swaziland. Neben Hochgebirge und Halbwüsten sind große Landesteile Hochplateaus. Die Niederschlagsverteilung im Land hängt von der Jahreszeit und Höhenlage ab. Südafrikas Küsten erstrecken sich über 2.968 Kilometer entlang des Atlantik und des Indischen Ozeans.

Thematische Einführung: Südafrika, der Klimawandel und die Rolle Deutschlands

The Republic of South Africa occupies the southernmost part of the African continent stretching from the Limpopo River in the north to Cape Agulhas in the south. Covering an area of 1,219,090 km², the country shares borders with Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe in the north, and with Swaziland and Mozambique in the north east. It also entirely surrounds the Kingdom of Lesotho. To the west, south and east, South Africa borders the Atlantic and southern Indian oceans. The country’s coastline covers some 2,968 km. Lying 1,920 km south east of Cape Town in the Atlantic Ocean are the isolated Prince Edward and Marion islands.

Source: http://www.sadc.int/member-states/south-africa/ 


Climate Watch Data / Klimadaten: Südafrika

Source: SDG Linkages Northrop, E., H. Biru, S. Lima, M. Bouye, and R. Song. 2016. “Examining the Alignment Between the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions and Sustainable Development Goals.” Working Paper. Washington, DC: World Resources Institute. Available online at: www.climatewatchdata.org

Governmental Policies / Klimapolitik der Regierung

UNFCCC/South Africa: Initial national communication under the UNFCCC

UNFCCC: South Africa's First Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC)

UNFCCC/Dept. of Env. Affairs - South African second national communication to the UNFCCC

UNFCCC: South Africa: Third national communication to the UNFCCC March 2019

UNFCCC: South Africa: 4th biennial update report to the UNFCCC April 2021

The Presidency, Republic of South Africa: South Africa's Just Energy Transition Investment Plan JETIP (2023-2027)

South African Government: Carbon Tax Act

South African Government: Climate Change Bill approved by National Council of Provinces

South African Parliament: Climate change Bill

Parliamentary Monitoring Group: Climate change Bill

Parliament: Parliament passes Climate Change Bill

Dept. of Forestry, Fisheries, Env. Affairs/IKI: contexts Climate Change Bill

Dept. of Env. Affairs: National climate change response white paper

South Africa: National Climate Change Response Green Paper

South Africa: National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

UNFCCC: South Africa submits climate action plan ahead of 2015 Paris agreement

Dept. of Env. Affairs: Minister B. Creecy leads South Africa's delegation to UNFCCC COP 25 in Spain

GVO: Foresty, fisheries and environment welcomes outcome of UNFCCC's COP 26

GOV: South Africa welcomes COP 27 outcomes

GOV: Minister Barbara Creecy: Address on pathways to 2030 during UNFCCC Pre-COP 28 ministerial meeting

Presidential Climate Commission: Recommendations on NDC 2021

Presidential Climate Commission: A framework for a just transition in South Africa

Presidential Climate Commission: Just transition framework

LSE/GRI: South Africa Climate Change Laws

LSE/GRI: Climate Change Policies

Climate Policy Initiative: South African climate finance landscape 2023

Climate Policy Initiative: South Africa

NBI: Climate finance landscape South Africa 2022

Dept. of Mineral Resources and Energy: Integrated Resource Plan 2019

Dept. of Environment, Foresty and Fisheries: National climate change adaptation strategy, 2019

Dept. of Health: National climate change and health adaptation plan 2014-2019

Dept. of Health: National heat health action guidelines

National Climate Change Information System (NCCIS)

Dept. of Forestry Fisheries Environment: South Africa's response to the outcomes of COP 28

South African Weather Service

World Bank: Climate Change Knowledge Portal - South Africa

World Bank: Climate risk country profile

WIDER, UNU: Potential impacts of climate change on national water supply in South Africa

Climate and Development: South African water governance

Ecology and Society: Water governance reforms

Urban planning/municipalities: Green book, adapting settlements for the future, climate resiliant settlements

Local Government Climate Change Support Program

South African Risk and Vulnerability Atlas

Carbon Brief Profile: South Africa

Carbon Brief: Climate change made extreme rains in 2022 South Africa's floods 'twice as likely'

Dept. Science and Innovation: South Africa and Germany agree to cooperate on research towards the just energy transition

Adaptation Fund - Building resiliance in the Greater uMngeni Catchment, KwaZulu-Natal

Adaptation Fund - Taking adaptation to the ground - small grants - Limpopo - Northern Cape

Adaptation Fund: Adaptation Story – South Africa, Namaqualand

EU: EU partners with South Africa to invest 280 Million Euro in its just and green recovery

WSP: City of Johannesburg Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2009

City of Johannesburg - Climate Change Action Plan 2021

Environmental Strategy Implementation and Environmental Management Department at the City of Cape Town to develop climate risk narratives

Links between Climate Change Mitigation, Adaptation and Development in Land

Policy and Ecosystem Restoration Projects: Lessons from South Africa

GOV South Africa SANBI: climate change - agriculture

As South Africa’s carbon tax is delayed again what is the story so far?

USAID: South Africa climate change country profile

International Climate Initiative: South Africa

BMZ: Sozial gerechte Gestaltung der Energiewende in Südafrika

KFW: Startschuss für grünen Wasserstoff in Südafrika

GIZ: Support for South Africa's climate policy

GIZ: Die Energiewende in Südafrika unterstützen

GIZ: Klima- und Biodiversitätspolitik in Südafrika unterstützen

GIZ: Addressing climate change in South Africa

GIZ: Deutsch-südafrikanische Energiepartnerschaft

GIZ: In Südafrika die Energieeffizienz in öffentlichen Gebäuden und Infrastrukturen verbessern

GIZ/IKI: Blue carbon pilot project in South Africa

International Climate Initiative: South Africa, Interface Project, Climate Support Programme IV

International Climate Initiative: Climate Support Programme IV, details

International Climate Initiative: South Africa - all projects

NDC Partnership: South Africa

NGOs / NROs and experts on Climate Change

Environmental Monitoring Group EMG: Climate Change

Environmental Monitoring Group EMG: Rooibos and Climate Change

Environmental Monitoring Group EMG: Food for people, farming for planet

Environmental Monitoring Group EMG: Water - resources, studies, reports

Ground Work

Groundwork: Energy Democracy Project

Groundwork: Contested transition

Indigo Development and Change

Indigo Develpment and Change - Resources

Climate and Energy Justice Campaign

Project 90 by 230 - just energy transition

Adaptation Network

Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute

Fridays for Future - South Africa

Amava Oluntu: Youth visision in a changing climate

Amava Oluntu: Youth Visions in a chaning climate: Arts-based methods, community engaged research

Gender in Climate Change, Women for Climate Justice Southern Africa

FairFinanceSouthern Africa

EarthlifeAfrica/Groundwork/Centre for Environmental Rights: Life after coal campaign

Earthlife Africa

One Million Climate Jobs

SWOP/FES: Climate change and the just transition from coal

Handbook climate change negotiations - African CSO involvement - HBS

HBS: Jugendbewegung für Klimagerechtigkeit, African Climate Alliance

HBS: Talking about green hydrogen

HBS: Green hydrogen frontier, Neocolonialism greenwashing or just transition

Natural Justice: Just energy transition in South Africa, a legal guidebook for communities

Natural Resource: The climate handbook, A tool for building cllimte resiliance through legal empowerment

Natural Justice: South Africa

Natural Resources: Tool box for particpartory community work

Climate Theatre - ClimateConscious

The last season - The final spring, community theatre/Centre for Humanities, UWC

WITS: Climate change and global sustainability resources

WITS: Climate Change LibGuides, Research/Resources, Africa

ACDI UCT: African Climate and Development Initiative - Research

Climate Systems Analysis Group UCT - Research

ASCEND UCT - Synthesis Centre for Climate change, Environment and Development

Economic prosperity for marginalised communities through renewable energy in South Africa
Economic prosperity for marginalised communities through renewable energy in South AfricaERAEnvironment: Paris agreement, commitments too late and too weak

Africa Check Drought - South Africa

SAMJ: Climate change and adolescents in South Africa: Youth activism and the health sector

SAIIA: Global markers in South Africa's just energy transition

SAIIA: Exploring the potential role of the IMF in supporting South Africa's just transition

SAIIA: New South African climate diplomacy G7, G20 and beyond

SAIIA: Enhancing nationally determined contributions across the SADC region

SAIIA: COP 28 South African Youth statement

SAIIA/Engeneering News: How themes at COP 28 will centre on climate financing and support

SAIIA: Shelter from the storm, climate-accelerated urbanisation in South Africa

SAIIA: Climate change, adaptation, drought, agriculture Western Cape

SAIIA: Climate change, drought, water

SANBI - Climate change and agriculture

SANBI - Climate change and health

Climate Action Partnership

UNU-WIDER: Socioeconomic impacts of energy and climate policies in South Africa

UNU-WIDER: Potentical impacts of climate change on national water supply in South Africa

UNU-WIDER: South Africa's electricity crisis, macroeconomic, macro sectoral and fiscal consequences and policy action required

South Africa Climate Action tracker

Centre for Environmental Rights

Centre for Environmental Rights: Climate Change Bill - why is it important

Climate Justice Charter Movement

Oxfam: Climate change South Africa

African Climate Alliance

Democracy Works Foundation: Climate for growth civil society organisation's online masterclasses

Democracy Works Foundation: Climate for growth theatre production

Democracy Works Foundation: Climate for Growth, Theatre Show, Youth Kimberley

Kommunale Energiepartnerschaft: Oldenburg - Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality, Modellprojekt, Energieeffizienzhaus, Electricity Department

Towards developing a common language for climate change in the City of Cape Town

Climate change adaptation and local government, Cape Town

Klimaticket - Aachen - Kapstadt

Klimapartnerschaft Bremen - Durban (eThekwini)

Klimapartnerschaft Bremen - Durban - marine Umweltbildung

CSIR: Modelling urban land change processes and patterns for climate change planning in the Durban metropolitan area

CSIR: Climate change South Africa, social and environmental implications

CSIR: Climate change, handbook, - risk and vunerability, Southern Africa

The Outlier: Perfect Storm, Durban floods, climate resiliance

The Outlier/EarthjournalismNet: Reporting on coastal resilience in Africa, Resource Guide for journalists, eThekwini

Green Book Profile/CSIR: Actions Tool eThekwini

Green Book Profile/CSIR: Climate Risk and Vulnerability Tool, City of Tshwane

Green Book Profile/CSIR: Climate Actions Tool, City of Tshwane

Green Book Profile/CSIR: Buffallo City risk profile

The influence of atmospheric rivers over the South Atlantic on winter rainfall in South Africa

Agricultural groundwater management strategies and seasonal climate forecasting: perceptions from Mogwadi (Dendron), Limpopo, South Africa

Farm dweller precarity in South Africa's changing agrarian economy and climate

Exploring long-term livelihood and landscape change in two semi-arid sites

AfricaPortal/IFPRI: Southern African agriculture and climate change - South Africa

AGREKON: Vulnerability to climate change, smallholder farmers in the Eastern Cape

LSE/Grantham Institute: Governance of climate change policy, A case study of South Africa

LSE/Grantham Institute: Inequality and growth impacts of climate change, Insights from South Africa

LSE/Grantham Institute: Climate change labour availability and the future of gender inequality in South Africa

Climate Adaptation Start-ups

Sustainable Energy Africa: Multi-level climate governance in South Africa

Agroecology and Climate Change Adaptation: Farmers’ Experiences in the South African Lowveld

TIPS: Local government toolbox for a just energy transition

TIPS: Just transition in South Africa, the case for a gender just approach

AfricanClimateFoundation: Powertracker tracking renewable power in Mpumalanga

AfricanClimateFoundation: Financing South Africa's just energy transition

AfricanClimateFoundation: Evolution of South Africa's JETP, what the country needs to deliver its vision

AfricanClimateFoundation: Climate Change Bill, a landmark in climate action

Energy Transition: Can the South Africa`s Just Transition close the energy sectors gender gap?

M&G, Life after Coal Alliance, 350Africa.org et al.: Implementing just transition, Civil society has a crucial role to play

Just transition transaction in South Africa - innovative way to finance

350 Africa - South Africa, just transition

Resistance to coal inequalities and the possibilities of a just transition in South Africa.

The Conversation: COP 28 South Africa pioneered plans to transition to renewable energy, What went wrong

Superscientists Faith February, Physical Oceanographer

Sustainability Institute: Living soils community learning farm

COBENEFITS/IASS: Studies and infographics - South Africa

COBENEFITS/IASS: Opportunities and barriers for women in South Africa’s energy transition

COBENEFITS/IASS: Policy report South Africa

COBENEFITS/IASS: COP 25, 2019 Briefing: Making the Paris Agreement a success for the planet and the people of South Africa

Improving health and reducing costs through renewable energy in South Africa

COBENEFITS/IASS: COP26, 2021 Briefing: From coal to renewables in Mpumalanga: Economic impacts, skill requirements and gender-inclusiveness

COBENEFITS/IASS: From coal to renewables in Mpumalanga

COBENEFITS/IASS: Economic prosperit for marginalised communities through renewable energy in South Africa

COBENEFITS/IASS: Improving health and reducing costs through renewable energy in South Africa

IMOVE-Germany: Mehr Fachkräfte in der Solarindustrie

PHASA: Climate change and public health

Internat. Journal Env. Research Public Health: Impacts of climate change on health

Internat. Journal Env. Research Public Health - Implications of Climate Change on Health among Vulnerable Populations in South Africa, a systematic review

Health Policy Plan: Climate adaptation for health, South African policies

Spotlight: Opinion: Climate emergency risks becoming a mental health emergency

Bhekisisa: Climate change health threat

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