Enviropaedia is a South African environmental encyclopaedia and networking
platform that promotes social and environmental sustainability. They educate
and motivate consumers to purchase new emerging “green” products, technologies
and services from organisations that demonstrate their commitment to
sustainability. One of the ways they do this is through the annual Eco-Logic
Caption: Smiling broadly!
Anél Blignaut, CCC Project Manager and Eddie Vienings, Partner of Blue North
The Eco-Logic Climate Change
Award was sponsored by the Department of Environmental Affairs and recognizes
and organization that has achieved a substantial reduction in Greenhouse Gas
The basis of the judging
criteria for these awards is formed by a seven-rooted value system called
Eco-Logic that is designed to build and support a healthier planet and
society. Read more about this on http://www.eco-logicawards.com/eco-logic/.
The Confronting Climate
Change Initiative (CCC) was honoured with a bronze award in the Climate Change
category at the very prestigious Eco-Logic Awards function at the Table Bay
Hotel on 21 April 2016.
Last year, the CCC
Initiative was selected as the national winner for South Africa in the Energy
Globe awards. More than 1500 projects from a total of
177 countries were submitted at the end of 2014 for this prestigious award.
The jury consisting of high-profile experts selected the Confronting Climate
Change Initiative as the national winner for South Africa.
Energy Globe, a globally
active non-profit organization, has for more than 30 years been organizing
campaigns and activities to help provide information on the appropriate and
efficient use of resources and renewables by promoting best practice.
These awards provide substance
and credibility to a cross-industry initiative that was started in 2008. The
year-on-year data that is being generated by the carbon calculator is providing
the South African Fruit and Wine Growers with not only measurements of their
carbon footprint but also excellent consumption benchmarks for electricity,
diesel and other key inputs. This creates the opportunity to initiate improvements
that increase efficiencies while at the same time lowering the carbon footprint.”
CCC together with
Blue North Sustainability would like to congratulate and give recognition to
all the individuals and industry organizations that have worked on this project
and believed in its potential!
CCC at a glance:
As climate change becomes a concern for shoppers in wealthier
nations, producers in developing countries such as SA could be negatively
impacted by the potential market access implications. SA's wine and fruit
industry is a prime example of where such risk exists. It exports 2,2 Mt of
fruit and 412 M litres of wine each year. About 10%-15% of this goes to the UK.
But with climate change and national strategies to mitigate its
effects increasingly becoming a foreign policy issue, and with large European
supermarket chains, putting pressure on supply chains to account for reduced
emissions, local wine makers and fruit growers have reason to be concerned.
"In the near future, we run the risk that carbon emissions
could be used as an artificial trade barrier to SA producers," says Hugh
Campbell, HORTGRO Science GM. "In the developing world, we've got to start
managing the perceptions of buyers and policy makers by providing them with
objective information on carbon emissions along the supply chain as well as
keep them informed of measures to reduce these emissions."
Eco-Logic website for more information on the awards: http://www.eco-logicawards.com.
Energy Globe website on www.energyglobe.info
where you will find information on the Confronting Climate Change Initiative.
website here: http://www.climatefruitandwine.co.za