What COP16 will mean for climate change

The 16th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP16) was held in Cancun, Mexico, from November 29 – December 10. This year, the stakes are high. Over 9,000 delegates, world leaders and political groups from 190 countries gathered to find ways to mitigate the devastating effects of climate chang

Behind the scenes: Male Thought Leaders in SA

Written by: Adrienne BrookbanksSome celebrities make documentaries, professional designers launch a green clothing line and politicians deliver speeches and targets, but who are the people fighting for sustainable solutions and green alternatives in our country? This month, liveeco takes a look at some o

Who cares about SA´s new car tax?

Written by: Staff ReporterThe motor transport industry is responsible for a tenth of the world’s CO2 emissions. The depletion of our natural resources as well as South Africa’s commitment to cut emissions by 35% below current expected levels by 2020 during last year’s United Nations Climate Change C

Powering towards a green economy

South Africa plans to build a massive $21.8-billion, 5 000 MW solar park in its semi-desert Northern Cape province as part of an aggressive push to grow its highly industrialised economy and reduce poverty without increasing its carbon footprint. Depending on investor interest, construction could be

Healthy green buildings

Written by: Adrienne Brookbanks, food, and shelter top the lists of human needs, and all affect our health – something that we usually only pay attention to when this effect is negative.At the recent Green Building Convention in Cape Town, Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) CEO Nicola Do