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Study Climate Change at Wits

Wits offers a range of degrees to help grow graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to transform society and to live as responsible local and global citizens.

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Featured Climate Change News

The latest news from Wits on pressing climate change issues

Universities have a privileged seat at the table of knowledge. However, climate change is the great leveller. To survive and adapt in this changed world, it makes sense to pull up chairs for indigenous knowledge and local wisdom to face these challenges, while using cutting edge technology.

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Investments to address climate change are good for business

An internationally respected group of scientists, including Professor Francois Engelbrecht from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, have urgently called on world leaders to accelerate efforts to tackle climate change…read more

Climate Justice Charter

Wits scientists are working on the link between climate and food inequality. This includes developing a Climate Charter that will be  presented to Parliament.
The food sovereignty alternative
A People’s Water Charter for South Africa
Launch of a draft Climate Justice Charter

Climate Justice Charter Process

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