Governments can charge a carbon tax on companies and individuals for the carbon dioxide (CO2) they emit.1 The amount of CO2 emitted determines the cost of the penalty.2 Pros of a tax on carbon include increasing the cost of carbon-emitting fossil fuels.3 This provides an incentive to use clean alternatives, thereby reducing our carbon footprint.4 However,
Copenhagen is marking the launch of the new South Africa Climate Action Plan for climate change. It shows its adverse effects on South Africa and its people, and the action plan has been developed in partnership with stakeholders from different sectors. It was adopted during COP24, the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference.
The plan sets out actions and interventions …
Since the 1970s, growing carbon dioxide emissions and resource depletion due to human activities have been raising concerns for global warming and climate change1. The science behind this phenomenon and its human cause is ever more unequivocal for every IPCC publication2. But this is not the first time there has been a great shift in the …