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Chancellor Merkel stressed the significance of climate change

Petersberg Climate Dialogue 2017

May 24, 2017 |
Alumni Green Talents awardees in Germany

Green Talents Award 2017

Apr 19, 2017 | DLR

Germany supports introduction of quality certification for solar installations (“PV GreenCard”)

Jul 6, 2017 | GIZ Pretoria
Expert next to a solar panel

South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) has launched the PV GreenCard, a quality certification mechanism based on the German PV Passport (“PV-Anlagenausweis”), on May 26 in Johannesburg. The development of the PV GreenCard was supported by the German Government under the South African German Energy Programme (SAGEN).

German Embassy Pretoria is going solar

Jun 23, 2017 | German Embassy Pretoria
Sunrise over the German Embassy Pretoria's new solar panels (© German Embassy Pretoria)

The German Embassy in South Africa is going solar!  A total of 98 solar panels have been installed on the roof of the embassy building in Pretoria. Every month, the panels will generate around 4823 kWh. This can cover around a fifth of the embassy’s electricity usage. By comparison, with the 4823 kWh of energy generated by solar energy, embassy employees could brew around 159,000 cups of coffee a month!

Energy Efficiency Award 2017: Smart solutions for energy conversion

Jun 19, 2017 | dena
Energy Efficiency Awards 2012

The international energy efficiency competition of the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - German Energy Agency is this year under the motto "The Makers of Energy Transition ". Private and public companies are invited to submit their projects and concepts by July 15, which have a special impact on the practical implementation of the energy conversion.

Petersberg Climate Dialogue

May 24, 2017 |
Chancellor Merkel stressed the significance of climate change

"We share a common fate," declared German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the second of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue. Representatives of 35 states were in Berlin from May 22 - 23 to discuss how the Paris Agreement on climate change can be effectively implemented.

South Africa and Germany to cooperate more closely on urban development

Feb 17, 2017 | German Embassy Pretoria
State Secretary Adler and Mr. Möring, Member of German Parliament, visited Maboneng

State Secretary Adler and Karsten Möring/Member of German Parliament visited Cape Town and Johannesburg for political talks. Germany and South Africa have been working together on the topic of integrated urban development since 2013. Last week Gunther Adler, State Secretary for Building, along with his delegation, visited South Africa to expand the cooperation between the two countries.

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