SouthSouthNorth (SSN) believes that programmes involving partnerships with both the developed and the developing world can bring about lasting and effective change within societies. We are currently engaged in programmes in both Africa and Latin America that look at providing an alternative to the business-as-usual development path associated with high greenhouse gas emissions. Further information on our current programmes can be found below. Information on past programmes and projects can be found on our resources page.

Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facility (CRIDF)

CRIDF is a DFID (UK Aid) supported programme working to provide long-term solutions to water infrastructure issues that affect the lives of the vulnerable and poor in Southern Africa. Addressing such issues is of particular importance in the face of climate change.

Compiling South Africa’s Market Readiness Proposal for a carbon tax

The World Bank’s Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) is a grant based, capacity-­building trust fund that provides funding and technical assistance to enhance readiness for market-­based instruments that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The PMR brings together developed and developing countries, as well as other key experts and stakeholders in providing a platform for technical discussions on market instruments, south-­south exchange, collective innovation for pilot efforts, and the scale up of financial flows.

Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios (MAPS)

Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios (MAPS) is a collaboration between; SouthSouthNorth, the University of Cape Town and the Governments of Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru. MAPS engages stakeholders across industry, government and civil society and partners them with the best indigenous research capacity to develop a rigorous and tested evidence base for a transition to a lowcarbon society.

Sustainable Settlements Facility (SSF)

The Sustainable Settlements Facility (SSF) emerged from the lessons of the Kuyasa Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Pilot Project (Khayelitsha, South Africa). The SSF aims to assist by providing a financial product to scale up energy efficiency interventions for large-scale, low-income public housing in order to meet a climate compatible future that addresses South Africa’s development agenda.

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