South Africa

South Africa

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🧍‍♂🧍‍♀️ 59,308,700 🏭 Annual emissions 468.00 mt CO2 Africa

South Africa's Climate Change Impact


  • 🎉 Pledge net zero by 2050 (draft proposal)
  • 🌞 Uses solar power (2%)
  • 🍃 Uses wind power (2%)


  • ⚖️ Net zero pledge still not in law
  • 🚗 No pledges to ban ICE vehicles
  • 😠 Electricity from renewable sources too low (5%)
  • 🤬 Electricity from fossil fuels too high (88.69%)
  • 🤮 85% of electricity still from coal
  • 🛢 Electricity from oil (2%)
  • ☢️ Uses nuclear power (5%)

Percentages rounded from 2019 data.

📈 South Africa is rank 163 out of 195 countries for Climate Change.

How would you rate South Africa's Environmental Impact?

Is the South Africa part of the IEA (International Energy Agency)?

South Africa is an IEA association country, rather than a member IEA country.

What is South Africa's renewable vs fossil fuel energy mix?

South Africa uses 5% energy from renewable sources compared to 88.69% energy from fossil fuel sources.

South Africa's Climate Change Action

A list of some of South Africa's common climate change questions.

Have South Africa's government pledged to ban diesel and petrol cars?

Currently there are no plans by South Africa's government to ban ICE cars, such as diesel and petrol..

Have South Africa's government pledged to be a net zero country?

Yes, South Africa have pledged to be a net zero country by 2050.

Does South Africa's electricity mix still contain coal?

Yes, South Africa's electricity does still contain coal as part of the countries energy mix.

Does South Africa's generate nuclear electricity?

Yes, South Africa's does generate nuclear electricity.

South Africa's Climate Change Resources

National Climate Change Entity

Are you looking for your countries department for action against climate change? If so, the website below is South Africa's dedicated environment and global warming resource. We encourage everyone to put pressure on local and national government's to put climate change high on their priority and to push forward with climate positive laws.

Department of Science and Innovation

South Africa's Comparison Against Countries

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