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

July 12, 2018

The role of financial instruments in encouraging private sector delivery of climate change outcomes in Southern Africa

The effective use of financial instruments are one way to scale up responses to address climate change. The Southern Africa Climate Finance Partnership highlight examples of their use from within the region.

June 21, 2018

New phase of CDKN launched in Cape Town

Today in Cape Town, the Royal Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development Research Centre (Canada) announce new backing for the Climate and Development Knowledge Network.

June 10, 2018

Climate Home News is offering two African reporting fellowships

Climate Home News, supported by Future Climate for Africa, is seeking two outstanding journalists to report deeply on the development impacts, challenges and opportunities of climate change in Africa.

June 8, 2018

Mobilising Private Finance for NDC Implementation – From Challenges to Innovation

On 13-15th June, the NDC Support Cluster Finance Thematic Working Group, which is led by SSN, is convening a workshop on the theme, ‘Mobilising Private Finance for NDC Implementation – From Challenges to Innovations’.