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

SSN office

February 25, 2015

SSN is on the move!

SSN is moving premises on February 25 and 26 and will open doors at 55 Salt River Road on March 2. Our new contact details are: (t) +2721 447 0211 (f) +2721 447 3198


February 16, 2015

MAPS: Geneva was quick – but how deep will Paris go?

Climate negotiators almost pride themselves on talks going beyond the deadline. So when the most recent round finished its main task, to agree elements of a draft negotiating text, on Day 3 of six, there was confusion. In a mild panic attack, the collective unconscious said “What do we do now?”  

solar lights eco ranger

February 4, 2015

More light for more EcoRangers

A donation of solar lights, part of SSN’s outreach, is shedding more light on the work done by EcoRangers in Namaqualand. The lights will assist the EcoRangers in their work done for Conservation South Africa (CSA). CSA works on the ground to promote conservation stewardship by encouraging land users to protect ecosystems required for resilience […]


February 3, 2015

African Climate and Development Institute selected for FCFA

ACDI has been selected to carry out a study on Scientific Capacity Development (SCD) activities in Africa, as part of CDKN’s Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) programme. The purpose of this study is to answer a central question for FCFA in its inception phase: What SCD options work best in specific African contexts?