Environment

Climate Change Dominates WEF

WEF, 30 January 2007.

The world’s top academics, business leaders, NGO representatives, United Nations (UN) agency chiefs, and politicians, have wrapped up the 2007 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos with climate change firmly taking the centre stage of debate.

Held under the theme, ‘The Shifting Power Equation’, the meeting provided a platform for the participants to contribute to discussions and explore where high impact partnerships can be struck, as well as, how practical changes can be effected.

Report Focuses on Global Warming & Climate Change

ISS, 29 January 2007. 

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will meet in Paris this week to issue the first chapter of a fourth assessment report on climate change and global warming.

Established by the United Nations Environmental Programme and the World Meteorological Organisation in 1988, the IPCC has been commissioned to assess scientific, technical and other information relating to climate change. 

Earthlife Speaks Out on Power Cuts

SANGONeT, 22 January 2007. 

Earthlife Africa has blamed the recent power cuts affecting the country on the highly centralised electricity supply industry made up of large generation units and with long transmission routes from a few centers of supply.

The organisation’s renewable energy activist ,  Richard Worthington ,  argues that Eskom, which is still dominating energy planning in the country, is not showing competence in planning the operation and maintenance of its plants.

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