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Energy and greenhouse emissions from South Africa

Abstract

The Republic of South Africa (RSA) is home to approximately 37 million people, were the highest population density is in the central industrial area. The RSA is rich in minerals, which are the main source of national prosperity. However, the country lacks a plentiful supply of water and is subject to periodic droughts. The RSA can be classified as a water stressed country, and this is the factor which has a major influence on development. The limited and variable supply of water sensitises the RSA to changes in climate, especially rainfall. Hence the RSA has a vested interest in climate change, particularly as the outputs of some current theoretical models predict a lowering of rainfall over an already drought prone central southern Africa. The population can be broadly apportioned into two groups; a first world component with a standard of living approaching that of Europe/USA, and a third world component whose living standard need to be increased. The development of this latter group, many of whom live below the poverty line, is of high priority and will require an expansion of the economy, and consequently may result in increased greenhouse gas emissions in the medium term. (author)
Authors:
Surridge, A D; Grobbelaar, C J; Asamoah, J K [1] 
  1. Dept. Mineral and Energy Affairs, Pretoria (South Africa)
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1995
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
NEI-FI-290-Vol.3; CONF-9505322-Vol.3
Reference Number:
SCA: 540120; 010900; PA: FI-96:003575; EDB-96:137143; SN: 96001645564
Resource Relation:
Conference: 10. world clean air congress, Espoo (Finland), 28 May - 2 Jun 1995; Other Information: DN: Sponsored by the International Union of Air Pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations (UIAPPA) and hosted by the Finnish Air Pollution Prevention Society (FAPPS); PBD: 1995; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the 10th world clean air congress. Atmospheric pollution; Anttila, P.; Kaemaeri, J.; Tolvanen, M. [eds.]; PB: 632 p.
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; GREENHOUSE GASES; GREENHOUSE EFFECT; SOUTH AFRICA; CARBON DIOXIDE; METHANE; COAL; POLLUTION SOURCES
OSTI ID:
283481
Research Organizations:
Finnish Air Pollution Prevention Society, Helsinki (Finland)
Country of Origin:
Finland
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE96777170; ISBN 952-90-6474-8; TRN: FI9603575
Availability:
OSTI as DE96777170
Submitting Site:
FI
Size:
pp. [4]
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Surridge, A D, Grobbelaar, C J, and Asamoah, J K. Energy and greenhouse emissions from South Africa. Finland: N. p., 1995. Web.
Surridge, A D, Grobbelaar, C J, & Asamoah, J K. Energy and greenhouse emissions from South Africa. Finland.
Surridge, A D, Grobbelaar, C J, and Asamoah, J K. 1995. "Energy and greenhouse emissions from South Africa." Finland.
@misc{etde_283481,
title = {Energy and greenhouse emissions from South Africa}
author = {Surridge, A D, Grobbelaar, C J, and Asamoah, J K}
abstractNote = {The Republic of South Africa (RSA) is home to approximately 37 million people, were the highest population density is in the central industrial area. The RSA is rich in minerals, which are the main source of national prosperity. However, the country lacks a plentiful supply of water and is subject to periodic droughts. The RSA can be classified as a water stressed country, and this is the factor which has a major influence on development. The limited and variable supply of water sensitises the RSA to changes in climate, especially rainfall. Hence the RSA has a vested interest in climate change, particularly as the outputs of some current theoretical models predict a lowering of rainfall over an already drought prone central southern Africa. The population can be broadly apportioned into two groups; a first world component with a standard of living approaching that of Europe/USA, and a third world component whose living standard need to be increased. The development of this latter group, many of whom live below the poverty line, is of high priority and will require an expansion of the economy, and consequently may result in increased greenhouse gas emissions in the medium term. (author)}
place = {Finland}
year = {1995}
month = {Dec}
}