Publications

Climate Report 2017: South Africa

Private Sector and Climate Finance in the G20 Countries

South Africa is fossil fuel dependent, with approximately 90 per cent of its energy derived from coal. Per capita, it is in the top 15 carbon emitters in the world. South Africa’s climate change response policy frameworks include a commitment to reduce its GHG emissions to below business-as-usual by 34 per cent by 2020, and 42 per cent by 2025. In order to achieve these commitments, additional financial investments – from both public and private sources – are required.

Sensitization training workshop for traditional leaders on land ownership rights for women

Eine Welt ohne Hunger: Aktivitäten in Zomba (Malawi)

The workshop trained traditional leaders on the legal and statutory instruments for women’s land ownership rights in Malawi.

First community awareness outreach on land ownership and land-use rights for women in Zimbabwe

One World-No Hunger: first community awareness outreach in Zimbabwe-Midlands

This was the first community awareness-raising event in Zimbabwe.

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung mourns the loss of Helmut Kohl

On the death of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former President of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, writes:

Roadmap for sustainable biofuels

Regulatory frameworks for improved development?

Against the backdrop of the need for an increase in energy efficiency and a decrease in energy and resource utilisation, andfor an economy that utilises fewer fossil raw materials and thatrelies more on renewable, environmentally friendly and naturalresources, this publication gathers articles in the field of nationaland international policies and regulations concerning biofuelswith a focus on southern Africa.

Roadmap for Sustainable Biofuels in Southern Africa

Regulatory Frameworks for Improved Development?

The finite nature of fossil raw materials and the necessity of climate protection call for a worldwide reform of energy and resource policies to promote the utilization of renewable, natural resources. This publication addresses these issues with a focus on southern Africa and pools the results of a workshop held by the Development and Rule of Law Programme of the University of Stellenbosch and the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in November 2015.

EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES THROUGH RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENT

Research report on the potential of the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme

The report provides insight on how the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) facilitates economic development in local communities. The report brings together perspectives of various stakeholders within the renewable energy industry: local community members, renewable energy experts and financiers.

When Xenophobia Rears Its Ugly Head

A variety of complex factors fuel xenophobia. The most recent xenophobic attacks in Durban demonstrate how the causes of xenophobia are profoundly complex and multifaceted and, indeed, what the response needs to be.

Human Rights Report Card 2017

In this publication series, the Centre for Constitutional Rights assesses regularly in how far the South African government, state organs and Chapter 9 Institutions have succeeded or failed in making constitutionally guaranteed Human Rights a reality.

Erster "Klimawandel-Rechtstreit" in Südafrika gewonnen

Langjähriger Partner der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung CER stärkt Umweltschutz

Am 8. März 2017 fällte der Oberste Gerichtshof in Pretoria ein Urteil, das als eine Art Quantensprung in die Geschichte südafrikanischen Umweltrechts eingehen wird und die Position von Umweltschützern deutlich stärkt. Die Umweltorganisation Earthlife Africa (ELA) mit Rechtsbeistand vom Centre for Environmental Rights (CER), einem langjährigen Partner der KAS, hatte gegen eine Entscheidung des Umweltministerium geklagt, die den Bau eines 1200 MW Kohlekraftwerkes in Limpopo bewilligt hatte.