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

December 1, 2017

Call for Expressions of Interest – Mobilising Private Investment for NDC Implementation in Kenya

SSN is calling for Expressions of Interest for the Mobilising Private Investment for NDC implementation project in Kenya. The closing date is 15th December 2017.

November 8, 2017

SSN Events at COP23 Bonn

SSN is hosting events on the 15th and 16th November at COP23 in Bonn. The events will focus on financing transformative, resilient development outcomes and implementing article 2c of the Paris agreement.

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 is intended to change the livelihoods of more than 1 million people in highly vulnerable communities.

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.