Goal 13: Climate action
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

The year 2017 was one of the three warmest on record and was 1.1 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial period. An analysis by the World Meteorological Organization shows that the five-year average global temperature from 2013 to 2017 was also the highest on record. The world continues to experience rising sea levels, extreme weather conditions (the North Atlantic hurricane season was the costliest ever recorded) and increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases. This calls for urgent and accelerated action by countries as they implement their commitments to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

Available technologies

Available technologies
Walter Sisulu University

Let the River Power Us Up In a bid to provide reliable access to green electricity to uplift indigent communities and to develop the region’s economy we are developing a fully functioning...

AutumnGreen

Irrigation System: Automated Water Conservation What better way to water plants than a auto-regulated system? This irrigation system measures the moisture in the soil to ensure that the correct...

Nelson Mandela University

A renewable energy powered street light which provides off-grid lighting.  Powered by a combination system of a vertical axis wind turbine, a solar panel, and a rechargeable battery system.  Can...

Nelson Mandela University

The project aims to develop, optimise & demonstrate integrated microalgae cultivation in conjunction with aquaponics and/or hydroponics in an environmentally friendly, renewable and...

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

The Solar Tracker has been developed at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. it is an efficient mechanism for positioning a solar collector in tracking the sun. This device is adept to...

Innovus

SUNSPOT is a solar thermal power plant with rock-bed storage, containing a unique set of patented and individually licensable Stellenbosch University technologies. The SUNSPOT cycle is appropriate...

Nelson Mandela University

The Solar Heat Engine seeks to provide an off-grid technology to combat the dire need for electricity in most regions and rural areas in South Africa. It will also allow people living in urban...

Nelson Mandela University

This represents a creative method of pursuing renewable and cleaner energy resources. This microalgae based technology selectively removes mineral contaminants from what would normally be waste...

Nelson Mandela University

Wind power is an attractive alternate source of generating electrical energy, the aim is to keep producing higher energy yields with the development of new technology. Here we have established a...

North West University

During the refinement process, coal plants produce a fine coal that is often considered a waste product. Green Coal has two applications. Firstly, to produce briquettes from the fine coal which...

Water Hygiene Convenience

Leak-Less Valveâ„¢: Stop Leaks, Save SA This technology is a water control device, the Leak-Less Valveâ„¢ is an innovatively designed product that prevents water wastage due to leaks. It is...

Biodx Biological Chemical Technologies (PTY) Ltd

Purify Effluent Water DECONT-Aâ„¢ is a disinfectant, which is enhanced by the addition of a natural anti-microbial compound. It has been specifically formulated for use in the disinfection of...

Water Technologies Demonstration Programme

Streamlined Storage Because Every Drop Counts! The Every Drop Counts (EDC) Rainwater System harvest rainwater and greywater, thereby conserving water by decreasing domestic water demand. This...

Water Technologies Demonstration Programme

AquaTrip: A Trip Switch to Save Water Saving water is absolutely imperative in South Africa and increasingly, other parts of the world as well. AquaTrip can be installed for any kind of property...

Water Technologies Demonstration Programme

Arumloo: An Elegant Toilet Inspired by the Arum Lily, this toilet has been designed to reduce the volume of water required per flush. The redesigned shape of the pan paired with an altered P trap...

University of South Africa

Sol-gel Long Lasting Power These long lasting and significantly safer batteries are novel because of a sol-gel base. A uniform carbon coating process produces high-performance lithium-ion...

Biodx Biological Chemical Technologies (PTY) Ltd

Green Clean Surfaces for Safe Food Preparation Nutridx® is a disinfectant enhanced by the addition of a natural anti-microbial compound. It has been specifically formulated to disinfect and...

University of KwaZulu-Natal

The Luminophorous Powder Recycling Plant utilises a patented chemical process to produce valuable rare earth metals by recycling lamp bulbs. The process produces high purity rare earth metal...

Global Power Solutions

Next level energy saving illumination: the Smart Bulb has a sleek design and can be both surface mounted or installed in a traditional downlight style. This is due to multiple adaptors making it...

University of Zululand

From Water to Wonder Using sugar cane ash, lime powder, fly-ash and industrial waste as our raw materials we have developed a method of manufacturing and developing compressed green bricks. The...

University of Zululand

Waterless Toilet We have developed a waterless toilet-biogas plant system, inspired by nature’s distinctive ability to reserve energy and maintain zero waste. South Africa and Africa struggle to...

Rhodes University

This tower treats grey water at the source allowing reuse and recycling of this increasingly precious commodity. The tower consists of several layers of mostly waste items, which together act to...

Rhodes University

Even though water quality in South Africa has historically been of a high standard the Department of Water and Sanitation’s infrastructure has deteriorated and become increasingly overextended....

University of the Western Cape

Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies offer zero emissions and are a clean alternative to fossil fuels. HySA Systems have made improvements in performance, reliability and cost competitiveness of...

SmartXchange

Solar HVAC Live: Reducing Energy Demand for Big Appliances Solar Assisted Heating and Cooling is an innovation in the Refrigeration and Air-conditioning industry that reduces the energy needed for...

Innovus

Geasy: The Smart Geyser System Together the smart geyser controller and consumer management devices form a system that enables considerable water and electricity savings. The system monitors the...

Innovus

Biofiltration System: Simplified Clean Water To treat wastewater in a contact reactor, a biofilm consisting of a mixed population of microorganisms has been developed to serve as a biological...

AutumnGreen

Smart Vent: Doesn’t Always Have to Be Switched On This invention aims to replace older and ‘always-on’ ventilation and extractor fan units with a system that only operates when necessary....

LiGE (PTY) LTD

The LiGE Compressor: Storing Energy in Thin Air The LiGE Compressor can be utilized to produce Compressed Natural Gas and Liquefied Natural Gas and/or Air. Primarily, LiGE uses the Compressor as a...

Nelson Mandela University

The project involves the development of a low-emission solid fuel, primarily aimed at developing a replacement fuel for the household use of coal and biomass (wood). While the concept of a â€...

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