Onke Ngcuka, Author at Latest News

Unfair transition – the majority of the energy poor are ‘women and girls’

Prevailing narratives about a just energy transition assume universal access to energy, but one in three people do not have access to electricity. Most of those suffering from energy poverty are women and girls, said Sheila Oparaucha, director of the International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy. “The dominant narrative of a just energy transition … Read more

The department brings criminal charges against municipalities that fail to fulfill their mandate to provide sanitation services

The Ministry of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has brought criminal charges against municipalities that did not meet water quality and infrastructure standards, as well as against municipalities that did not meet the deadline for submitting corrective action plans. But Professor Michael Kidd, Lecturer in Environmental Law at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, says fining municipalities is … Read more

The shipping industry is navigating an ambitious path to climate reduction, but it will not be a smooth sailing 1.5°C

The 80th session of the Marine Protection Committee (MEPC 80) adopted a revised Greenhouse Gas Strategy that specifically considered climate mitigation targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. MEPC 80 has concluded its two-week negotiations at the International Maritime Organization in London, adopting one of its most progressive efforts yet to ensure it does … Read more