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

SGF logo

May 14, 2015

Expression of Interest for SGF

Expression of Interest: Facilitating Agency for the Community Adaptation Small Grants Facility The Small Grants Facility will support vulnerable, rural communities in Mopani and Namakwa District Municipalities to reduce vulnerability and increase resilience. The objective is to incorporate climate adaptation response strategies into local practices so that assets, livelihoods and ecosystem services are protected from […]


May 12, 2015

The media, climate change and responsibility

CDKN Africa’s Claire Mathieson looks at the role of journalists in informing the voting public on climate change and the issues the media encounter in getting the message out. 


April 23, 2015

SSN at REF 2015

Renewable energy festival 2015: Making renewable energy a reality A reflection on SSN’s first REF by Vuyiseka Majali. The second edition of the Renewable Energy Festival was another hot affair that saw energy specialists, climate change and development specialists, environmental justice centered civil society organisations and ordinary South Africans engage around renewables in a relaxed […]


April 16, 2015

SSN represented in Instanbul

SSN will be represented at ‘Beyond Special Circumstances: Turkey and Global Climate Change Politics, Young Scholars Workshop‘ by Carina Conradie and Charlotte Scott presenting a piece on ‘Investigating perceptions of the One Million Climate Jobs Campaign in South Africa: Connecting Climate Change and Labour Issues’. The conference focusses on the debate of how to reconcile climate […]