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


March 25, 2015

SSN takes parts in REF2015

SouthSouthNorth will participate in the Renewable Energy Festival on 28 March at the Green Point Track. Come see the new Hopefield video, learn about solar energy and get feedback on work being done across the continent in climate compatible development.


March 9, 2015

SSN sees SGF launch

Climate change projections have indicated that both the Mopani District, in Limpopo in the north east of South Africa, and the Namakwa District, in the Northern Cape in the north west of South Africa, will be subject to increasing temperatures and changing rainfall patterns. According to local scale analysis of historical trends and future projections, […]

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?”