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


November 29, 2016

EVENT: SARUA to launch climate change curriculum

Join the Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA) for the launch of a regional Master’s curriculum on climate change, supported by CDKN. Thursday 1 December 2016 at 18h00. Alpine Attitude Boutique Hotel & Conference Venue, Pretoria, South Africa


November 25, 2016

Africa’s Climate: Helping decision-makers make sense of climate information

The Future Climate for Africa report, Africa’s climate: Helping decision-makers make sense of climate information, is designed as a guide for scientists, policy-makers, and practitioners on the continent. The research in this report, written by leading experts in their fields, presents an overview of climate trends across central, eastern, western, and southern Africa, and is […]


November 9, 2016

EVENT: Integrating climate risks in investment planning: Progress in establishing the Africa Climate Resilient Investment Facility (AFRI-RES)

The World Bank, African Union Commission (AUC), African Development Bank (AfDB), and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) have teamed up to establish the African Climate Resilient Development Facility (AFRI-RES). Learn more at COP 22 on 12 November, 10.00-11.30 | Africa Pavilion, Salle 1. resilientafricaninfrastructure


November 3, 2016

EVENT: Financing Water Infrastructure

Join SSN and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network at COP22 where we will be discussing financing water infrastructure in Africa. Friday, 11 November 2016 Time:  10:00 Venue: Africa Pavilion Financing Water Infrastructure