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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July 2, 2015


SSN and CDKN participated in the annual Climate Knowledge Brokers’ (CKB) Workshop held in Copenhagen in June. The event saw knowledge brokers working in the climate and development spaces gather to plot a way forward for the group. Tim Woods of Green Ink, an international agency specialising in communicating science and development issues, filed this report […]

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June 3, 2015

Does mitigation matter for Africa? – Bonn

MAPS hosted a side event at the Bonn Climate Change Conference. At this session, moderated by SSN’s Michelle du Toit, participants considered development and climate change mitigation in Africa. Stefan Raubenheimer discussed the Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios (MAPS) programme’s potential utility for the African continent, noting the success of the programme in Latin America. He noted the […]


May 29, 2015

MAPS to host Bonn side event

The MAPS Programme invites you to the Bonn side event ‘Does Mitigation matter for Africa? Insights and considerations for Africa’s development pathways‘ on Monday 2 June at 13:15-15:45. The event looks to highlight the African context from a climate change and development perspective both as a region and by focussing on Ghanaian case in particular. Speakers will be […]

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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 […]