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Cooling towers at Eskom's coal-powered Lethabo power station, Sasolburg, South Africa, Nov. 21, 2011 (AP photo by Denis Farrell).

Economic Troubles Hamper South Africa’s Efforts to Tackle Climate Change

Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing WPR series on countries’ risk exposure, contribution and response to climate change.

South African Airways made history in mid-July, when it conducted Africa’s first biofuel-powered commercial flights, between Johannesburg and Cape Town. In an email interview, Robert Looney, distinguished professor in the department of national security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School, discusses South Africa’s exposure and response to climate change. ...

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