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This June, South Africa’s much-delayed carbon tax is due to be implemented, to include a new levy on petrol and diesel. Patrick Curran contests that changing consumer behaviour and reducing emissions will be very difficult without investment in viable transport alternatives – and development of a wider suite of policies to cut emissions. read more »
The major disruption to urban water and hydroelectricity supplies caused by the conditions accompanying the 2015/16 El Niño in Southern Africa show that governments and businesses need to be more prepared for climatic extremes, argue the authors of this commentary. read more »
Patrick Curran reflects on a nine-year discussion about carbon pricing and carbon tax in South Africa as the country’s government postpones the tax’s implementation once again. read more »
Agricultural groundwater management strategies and seasonal climate forecasting: perceptions from Mogwadi (Dendron), Limpopo, South Africa
This paper explores the agricultural groundwater management system of Mogwadi (Dendron), Limpopo, South Africa – an area associated with intensive use of hard rock aquifers for irrigation – and the … read more »
While multi-sectoral partnerships (MSPs) now form an increasingly popular and important part of the global climate and disaster risk governance landscape, particularly in urban areas, literature offers little critical investigation … read more »
Municipal or local government climate governance has attracted much research attention with a proliferation of literature investigating institutional enablers and barriers to climate action. This paper addresses a gap in this literature through considering critically the role of informal/shadow systems and spaces; the significant inner social workings that constitute what we call the ‘invisible aspects’ of municipal institutions for learning and decision-making processes. read more »
Beyond urban-rural boundaries: Encouraging inter-municipal collaboration for climate change adaptation in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Chapter 5 in Steele,W., Alizadeh, T., Eslami-Andargoli, L., and Serrao-Neumann, S (eds) Planning Across Borders in a Climate of Change, Routledge: London.
The Role of Local Politicians and Political Realities in Shaping Urban Climate Change Agendas: The Case of eThekwini Municipality
Leck, H. 2013. In Urbanization and Global Environmental Change Research, Urbanization and Global Environmental Change Viewpoints, No.9.
Climate Change demands that we work co- operatively’: Fostering multiscalar collaboration and co-operation for effective governance of climate change adaptation and mitigation
Leck, H., and Simon, D. 2013. In Urban Studies, 50 (6).