Carbon Tax update

February 12, 2018Carbon Tax, featured

As part of South Africa’s ongoing efforts to move towards a low carbon economy and to meet South Africa’s INDC targets, National Treasury has proposed a tax on local carbon emissions. On 14 December 2017, the South African National Treasury published a second Draft Carbon Tax Bill for public comment. The new draft mostly retains … Read More

Good news: 2017 wasn’t all bad for the environment

February 12, 2018featured, News

On Thursday, 1st June 2017, the world was rocked by US president Donald Trump’s announcement of his intention to withdraw the from the Paris Agreement. In the wake of this, individuals – from scientists to politicians – have assured that the United States’ pulling out from the Agreement would not mean an all-consuming end to the … Read More

Accommodation for visitors to Cape Town – are changes being driven by environmentally conscious travellers?

February 12, 2018featured, Tourism

Every year thousands of tourists flock to South Africa, a country which offers magnificent scenery – from mountaintops to ocean floors and cultural diversity. Dr Jennifer Fitchett, lecturer in Physical Geography at the University of the Witwatersrand, notes that the tourism sector represents one of the strongest and arguably most resilient contributors to South Africa’s GDP. … Read More

Vodacom’s Carbon Journey

October 25, 2017Client Case Study, featured

Vodacom is one of the most recognised brands in South Africa. Nici Palmer of Carbon Calculated highlights some of the positive steps that Vodacom is taking as it continues its carbon management and reduction journey. Vodacom Group Limited (Vodacom) is an African mobile and communications company providing voice, messaging, data and converged services to over … Read More

The Carbon Maturation Cycle

August 17, 2017Carbon Footprinting 101, featured

What a peculiar phrase “the carbon maturation cycle” might be! However, over the past ten years, we at Carbon Calculated have watched a number of leading companies begin their carbon-reporting journey with tentative steps and, over time, gain meaningful information that provides input into their wider business strategy. A typical carbon journey often contains the … Read More

The business case for a carbon footprint

August 16, 2017Carbon Footprinting 101, featured

Carbon Calculated is frequently challenged with convincing executives of the business value of a carbon footprint. While many are aware of the positive environmental implications of emissions management, few seem to fully understand that this makes business sense too. With this in mind, here are our Top 5 business reasons to consider a carbon footprint. … Read More