CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF CONSERVATION The WWF Nedbank Green Trust has spent 30 years igniting new ways for people and nature to thrive, and we invite you to celebrate with us. For three decades we have sought new paths and solutions to ensure that people and their
SA citizens benefit from biodiversity tax break Credit Candice Stevens South Africa achieved a world-first in 2016 with the introduction of a biodiversity tax incentive for private landowners, including communities, who have their land officially declared as a nature reserve in perpetuity in
South Africa joins Plastics Pact network Photo Credit: WWF On 30 January, South Africa became the first country in Africa to sign up to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Plastics Pact network, joining the United Kingdom, Chile, France, Portugal and the Netherlands. The
Green is embedded in Nedbank’s DNA In 2015 the WWF Nedbank Green Trust celebrates its 25th anniversary with all the people of South Africa. Back in 1990, Nedbank had recognised the signs of a looming natural-resource crisis, some 20 years before sustainability became the key global focus of our time.
Community owned Big Five reserve a success Photo Credit: Kelvin Truatman. Left to right reserve rangers Bhotsotso, Charles Myeni, Nqobile Myeni and Muzi The community-owned Somkhanda Game Reserve in northern KwaZulu-Natal is teeming with game and is one of the first successful community-owned and managed Big
Unlocking green jobs Photo Credit: WWF Five biorefineries that convert biomass to oil, are currently in development, and have the potential to reduce our heavy and expensive reliance on oil, 75% of which is currently imported The government and private sector in
Renewable energy for our cities and towns Photo Credit: WWF If municipalities could generate their own electricity or purchase it from independent power producers at competitive prices, and not be forced to pay the Eskom fixed price, this would help to address this threat to municipal
Open streets for citizens and cyclists Photo Credit: Bicycle Cape Town Over the past six years 19 Open Streets events have taken place across the city. OSCT’s main partners are the City of Cape Town, the WWF Nedbank Green Trust and the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative
Low carbon passenger transport Photo Credit: WWF About half of South Africa's direct transport greenhouse gas emissions come from people travelling, with cars being the greatest contributors. Commutes are mainly to places of learning or work. A WWF Nedbank Green Trust project called Low Carbon Passenger
Growth of South African game meat Industry Photo Credit: Chris Galliers The WWF Nedbank Green Trust is funding Conservation Outcomes, a KwaZulu-Natal-based non-profit organisation focused on biodiversity conservation, to develop the game meat protocol and demonstration projects in partnership with game reserves and the retail industry.