The findings of the second “State of Climate Science and Technology in South Africa” report prepared by the South African Academy of Sciences (ASSAf) include that the country is well-positioned to play a key role in the Global Adaptation Committee to advance climate change adaptation solutions. Among other things, the report also recommends that if there is better coordination among the many separate areas where climate-related technologies occur (ie energy, water, infrastructure, agriculture, and biodiversity sectors), then there should be better coordination of climate-related technologies. The investment will be more effective. In some areas, there may be conflicting or counterproductive measures, which should be rationalized. The report includes recent climate-related research findings on policy relevance, South Africa’s climate change science and technology (S&T) landscape, climate technology investment, private sector climate technology, and chapters on legislative and policy environmental updates.
It also contains an appendix on the use of international financing tools to promote climate change-related research and technology development, private sector activities and investments, and an update on the review of South African climate change research and technology legislation and policy tools. This series of reports aims to identify any gaps or obstacles in the research and technology development value chain and propose ways to improve the current situation in South Africa and maximize opportunities. The second report covers the period from 2016 to 2017, with special attention to research and development activities related to climate change adaptation and mitigation in the private sector, including relevant state-owned enterprises (SoE). South Africa can help improve Africa’s overall climate change analysis capabilities by promoting cooperation between African research institutions.
With information from: https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/report-shows-climate-opportunities-and-gaps-for-south-africa-2021-08-13/rep_id:4136