Building a Community of Practice for Social-Ecological Systems Research in Southern Africa: Insights from the Southern African Program on Ecosystem Change and Society (SAPECS)

The CST is pleased to announce the release of a new paper on the Southern African Program on Ecosystem Change and Society (SAPECS). The paper reflects on the experiences of building a community of practice focused on social-ecological systems (SES) research in southern Africa over the past decade.

Centre for Sustainability Transitions Hosts Annual Research Day

The CST held its annual Research Day on January 26th. The event brought together staff, students, and affiliates to share their research and engage in discussions about sustainability transitions. The day included presentations and panel discussions covering a range of topics related to resilience, governance and energy, biodiversity and conservation, and futures and seeds.

Leading global researchers highlight urgent need for a new international panel focused on ocean sustainability in An evolution towards scientific consensus for a sustainable ocean future in NPJ Ocean Sustainability

Despite the critical importance of the ocean, there has been a lack of integrated transdisciplinary ocean science to assess the impacts of ocean change on biodiversity, land, climate systems, and society.

2023: A deepening energy crisis or a turning point?

As we enter 2023, South Africa's energy system is in dire straits with a lack of certainty about leadership at state-owned utility Eskom and conflicting policies on how to address the energy crisis. Despite this, South Africa's Investment Plan for the Just Energy Transition, presented at COP27, has received global attention as a pioneering breakthrough in the energy transition towards net zero by 2050.

PGDip 2022 End of Year Student Review

On the 23rd and 24th of November, the CST held its second annual PGDip End of Year Student Review online and in-person, respectively.

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