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

CDKN presents an executive summary of the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report - What's in it for Africa?

August 25, 2016

EVENT: CDKN at World Water Week

How do we ensure that we are not promoting climate resilient poverty and how do we ensure robust decision-making in planning for and implementing water infrastructure that takes into account climate resilience? These are some of the questions panelists will be discussing at CDKN’s official side event at this year’s World Water Week in Stockholm. 


August 24, 2016

EVENT: CRIDF at World Water Week

LAUNCH: The Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facility presents the launch of Building Climate Resilience through Virtual Water at World Water Week, Stockholm. Join the team at Exhibition Stand 71 on 30 August 2016 at 17:30.  EVENT:  Risk/2 = Benefits X 2 a sugar industry conundrum in Southern Africa This event explores work done by the […]


July 8, 2016

New funded PhD post for African scientists

The Peter Carpenter African Climate Scholarship PhD studentship in climate science for African scientists at the University of Sussex The University of Sussex invites applications for two fully funded PhD scholarships for research into African climate science. The Peter Carpenter African Climate Scholarship is open to citizens of African countries only. The start date is […]


June 23, 2016

EVENT: How can Africa finance LEDS and NDCs implementation?

Given the outcome of COP21 in Paris which necessitates a focus on implementation of climate action, the theme of this year’s workshop will be ‘How can Africa finance LEDS and NDCs implementation?’ focussing on the two priority topics of the platform for this year: Financing LEDS/NDCs and planning and implementing energy LEDS. Read the LEDS Annual event 2016_Agenda