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

October 5, 2017

Ethiopia receives $50 million ‘direct access’ support from GCF

The Green Climate Fund’s (GCF) 18th Board meeting in Cairo has approved Africa’s largest GCF direct access proposal. The Ethiopian Government’s $50m climate resilience proposal focuses on sustained provision of water for potable and productive use, including the use of solar energy to power the water pumps, and improved land use management to increase ground […]

September 12, 2017

WEBINAR: Global Challenges Research Fund: Guidance for developing country applicants

On Monday 25 September, the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) programme will host a webinar for researchers based in the global South with the purpose of explaining the opportunities provided by the GCRF calls and particularly the forthcoming GCRF Collective Fund call.

August 15, 2017

READ: SSN’s Nkulumo Zinyengere’s interview on climate-smart agriculture

In this interview Dr Zinyengere explains the primary challenges of implementing climate smart agriculture in Southern Africa and the key players that can help to overcome them.

August 4, 2017

WATCH: A documentary detailing the work of the Duiwenhoks Conservancy

Situated close to the Duiwenhoks river in the Eden District of the Western Cape, is a small village called Vermaaklikheid. The landscape surrounding the village used to be pristine limestone fynbos. It is now heavily infested with rooikraans (acacia cyclops) which has a negative impact on all aspects of biodiversity, as well as being a […]