Climate Change

Ray Crossley

Climate change has emerged as one of the most important political and business issues of our time. We have been working with companies and policy makers since 1990, helping to set the agenda, analyse the issues and develop practical solutions for clients.

We can help you understand which issues will have the greatest impact in your business, form a coherent strategy to address them, and then support you through the often complex organisational changes needed to put your strategy in place.

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Water, food, energy and the green economy

Global warming and other factors have resulted in a strong movement towards a sustainable or ‘green’ economy across all sectors of the world economy. The United Nations Environment Programme defines a green economy as one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. Read more

Carbon tax

A carbon tax is an environmental tax on energy sources that emit carbon dioxide. By taxing the burning of fossil fuels in proportion to their carbon content, the primary purpose of such a tax is to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide and thereby slow global warming. Read more


While the agricultural sector is the most vulnerable to climate change, it is also a major cause, directly accounting for approximately 14% of global greenhouse gas emissions, or as much as 30% when considering land-use change, including deforestation caused by agricultural expansion. Read more

Low carbon economy

South Africa produces high levels of greenhouse gas emissions relative to the size of its economy, principally due to its heavy reliance on coal for electricity generation and, to a lesser extent, the manufacture of liquid fuel from coal. Read more

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