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


October 20, 2014

FCFA hosts successful Scoping Phase synthesis workshop

On 13-14 October 2014, 13 individuals came together at the Future Climate For Africa (FCFA) Scoping Phase Synthesis Workshop held at the Victoria Junction Protea Hotel, Cape Town. The ‘green café style workshop’ served as a ‘reflection session’ to share lessons learnt from four case studies in sub-Saharan Africa, namely: Ghana and Mozambique case study […]


October 15, 2014

Shedding solar light on conservation workers

EcoRangers in Namaqualand were delighted with their solar powered lights, a donation made by SouthSouthNorth in an effort to assist the work done by Conservation South Africa.  CSA is works on the ground to promote conservation stewardship in three mega corridors, by encouraging land users to protect ecosystems required for resilience to climate change. The […]


October 6, 2014

SSN representing in Morocco

SouthSouthNorth is well represented this year’s ClimDev Africa. The fourth edition of the Conference (CCDA-IV) will be convened in Marrakesh, Morocco from 8-10 October 2014 on the theme: “Africa Can Feed Africa Now: Translating Climate Knowledge into Action”. The theme selection is in recognition of 2014 as the year of agriculture. For this reason, the spotlight will […]

New Climate

September 17, 2014

Economic growth and action on climate change can now be achieved together, finds Global Commission

A major new report released by a commission of global leaders finds that governments and businesses can now improve economic growth and reduce their carbon emissions together. Rapid technological innovation and new investment in infrastructure are making it possible to tackle climate change while improving economic performance. Read more about the New Climate Economy