Natural environment

Sustainable development is about being economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. All of these facets need to be equally heeded for the country to remain competitive. The CSIR generates knowledge and creates tools to effectively integrate sustainability into development policy, assessment, planing and management for South Africa's transition to a green economy.

The CSIR uses science and technology to improve our understanding of the scale and impact of climate change; improve the country’s ability to adapt to these changes; and help manage natural resources such as freshwater, as well as the marine and coastal environments.

Contact Person

Douglas Oliver


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