The Energy, Environment and Climate Change (E2C2) group researches the intersection between energy, local environment and global climate change. It aims to contribute to minimising impacts of energy use and production, from social, economic and environmental perspectives. Internationally and in South Africa, energy is the sector contributing most to global climate change and to local air pollution.
The members of the group seeks to deepen their understanding of these problems, and develop creative policy solutions. Energy solutions for climate change mitigation that are grounded in national circumstances need to be formulated and implemented urgently. Environmentally sensitive planning of energy for sustainable development is a key national priority.