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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May 19, 2016

BONN SIDE EVENT: Beyond INDCS – Domestic perspectives on unpacking INDCs & scaling up climate action in Africa, with examples from Morocco

Join us in Bonn on Friday, 20 May 2016 at 15:00-16:30 in the Room Berlin (112) for Beyond INDCS – Domestic perspectives on unpacking INDCs & scaling up climate action in Africa, with examples from Morocco.  How will NDCs in Africa be mainstreamed, tracked & improved? How can climate action in INDCs & pre-2020 be scaled […]

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May 18, 2016

Opportunity: Technical Project Manager

The Small Grants Facility has an opportunity for a Technical Project Manager to work from the SouthSouthNorth offices in Cape Town. The Community Adaptation Small Grants Facility (SGF) is a 4-year pilot project funded by the Adaptation Fund (AF), designed specifically to pilot enhanced direct access to climate change finance for communities. The SGF aims […]

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May 17, 2016

EVENT: Adapting Rwanda’s economy to a changing climate

Please join the Climate and Development Knowledge Network and Future Climate for Africa for this public event on Adapting Rwanda’s economy to a changing climate, featuring Dr Nicola Ranger, Paul Watkiss, Alex Mulisa, Sarah Love and Dr Emily Wilkinson.  Streamed live online. 20 May 2016 13:00 – 14:30 (GMT+2)  

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May 12, 2016

Raising Risk Awareness

A new initiative will use state-of-the-art science to help Asian and African societies to understand the role of climate change in extreme weather events and prepare for future ones.