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Top Countries Leading the Way in Solar

Contribution by Courtni Wisenbaker-Scheel ( As scientific research continues to prove that our choices for how we power our lives has a significant impact on the health of our planet, more countries are making the shift towards renewable resources. Solar power systems are now popping up across the globe at an astounding rate due to […]

During the last weeks, we had a closer look at the ‘Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation’ published by Walter Leal Filho at Springer.

Getting on the Renewables Train

REN21 @ COP21, Paris, France Renewable energy and energy efficiency are central pillars for decarbonising the energy sector. Moreover they hold collectively the greatest potential for addressing the climate crisis in a sustainable, decentralised and cost-effective way. Despite the world’s recent annual average of 1.5% increase in energy consumption, and an average 3% growth in […]

In mid-September the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group (CKB) released a Manifesto to save us from drowning in all the climate change-related information that is out there. As society is only now grasping the full extent to which our lives, jobs and environment are sensitive to a changing climate, effective decision making is needed more urgently […]


South Africa is organising the first ever International Renewable Energy Conference on the African subcontinent. Abbreviated IREC, the conference is in its sixth instalment with previous hosts including Bonn, Germany (2004), Beijing, China (2005), Washington, USA (2008), Delhi, India (2010), Abu Dhabi, UAE (2013). SAIREC is a high-level political conference hosted by the South African government, together with the Renewable […]

Plugging into the Climate Knowledge Grid

“We are not far away from the climate talks in Paris and I’m frightened by the information overload that awaits people there. How will they cut through it all?” This question, posed by Geoff Barnard at the Open Session of the Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group workshop, cuts through to the raison d’etre of knowledge […]



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