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


September 21, 2016

Request to participate in a survey on integration of climate change

Participate in a survey to help us better understand the demand for knowledge services related to the integration of climate variability and change in the planning and design of investment in Africa, with particular emphasis on long-lived infrastructure. Follow survey here.

Clean Development Mechanism project in Cape Town, South Africa

September 6, 2016

SSN comments on carbon offset regulations

SSN recently commented on the draft regulations for Carbon Offsets. Read SSN’s comment, drawing on lessons from the Kuyasa CDM Gold Standard Project, which focused on thermal and energy efficiency in RDP housing. SSN Comments on Draft Policy


August 29, 2016

OPPORTUNITY: Technical Project Manager

Within SouthSouthNorth, the Community Adaptation Small Grants Facility (SGF) has identified the need for increased capacity. This Terms of Reference outlines the role identified for a Technical Project Manager to contribute technical support to > 12 community-based adaptation projects, in Mopani District (Limpopo Province, South Africa) and Namakwa District (Northern Cape Province, South Africa). Read more about the […]

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.