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Harald Winkler

Harald Winkler
Winkler is Associate Professor at the Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town and can be contacted at He writes in his personal capacity.

COP 17 and what is to be done about mitigation

20th January 2012 The climate negotiations in Durban led to agreement on four broad things. The negotiators agreed to continue under the Kyoto Protocol for a few... 

Going for broke in Copenhagen

20th November 2009 The future of the climate change regime is to be decided in Copenhagen. It is not looking pretty. The US is not ready to put a firm number to the... 

Climate policy by trade war?

23rd October 2009 Will climate policy in future be conducted through trade measures? A worrying scenario is that the current approach – negotiating climate change... 


Reflections on Green Paper on national strategic planning

18th September 2009 National strategic planning holds huge promise. It could unite many parts of South Africa in moving towards a common national vision of... 

SA must aspire to a C-lean, job-rich economy

19th June 2009 Our country is facing many challenges – creating jobs for the poor, keeping the lights on, battling climate change and all that in the transition... 

Climate change and election 2009

20th March 2009 This year, for the first time, climate change is an election issue in South Africa, although it is by no means dominating the platforms of parties.... 


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