About SSN

We assist governments, the private sector and research institutions in understanding the economic, social and environmental choices that climate change presents. We collaborate extensively with partners who share our vision of sustainable development.

We capture and share lessons as they emerge, to contribute to global knowledge on achieving climate-compatible development in practice. SSN is a non-profit organisation operating from Cape Town, South Africa.

Latest News

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January 22, 2016

New FCFA introductory video

Watch the video introduction to the Future Climate For Africa (FCFA) programme, which seeks to help improve scientific understanding of how the African climate is changing and equip decision-makers with the right information for long-term decision making.  


December 15, 2015

WATCH: MAPS high level event in Paris

On December 6, the MAPS programme teamed up with the Deep Decarbonisation Pathways Project to convened a high-level Government representatives from Brazil, Denmark, Kazakhstan, and Mexico, international organisations, think tanks, and representatives from business and NGOs to share lessons and discuss the practicalities of achieving climate-compatible development.      

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December 8, 2015

SSN at COP21

Learn more about SSN’s programmes at COP21 by participating in our events below or visiting our stand in the exhibition hall (number 46A & B) in the Blue Zone. Also follow our twitter accounts for live tweets throughout the conference: @SouthSouthNorth, @CDKNetwork and @MAPSProgramme Future Climate for Africa – futureclimateafrica.org Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) […]


November 11, 2015

Africa LEDS: Interview with SSN’s Zuki Jakavula

Zukisani Jakavula, coordinator of the Africa LEDS Partnership (AfLP), shares his experiences of the role and the AfLP’s potential to support African countries’ development.