Southern Centre for Energy and Environment is a Southern African based non-profit research facility established in Zimbabwe in 1992 to conduct policy and technical studies to support the introduction of sustainable environmental practices at policy and production level. Key to this role is the provision of support for renewable energy and cleaner production technologies. Since the Rio Summit, research activities on energy and climate change have shifted from political discussions taking a more scientific and technical note. Scientific research had been dominated by the North (Developed Countries) and it has become necessary for the global community to adopt a universal approach in solving the climate change problem. This often means closer global exchanges of cleaner technologies and streamlining of national policies to embrace a sustainable development path.
Developing countries, Zimbabwe included, are poised for major economic changes which might see greater industrial expansion, rise in living standards and increased energy consumption. Therefore, it has become imperative for every country to keep track of the economic developmental needs vis-?-vis the goal of sustainability development. The Centre has managed to establish a good working rapport with policy makers and technical experts in Government and Industrialists. Its next focus is to provide a systems analysis backdrop to the activities of other non-governmental organisations in Zimbabwe and in Southern Africa as a region. This form of capacity sharing and skills leveraging between development NGOs and the Centre as a research NGO is expected to lead to more effective environmental management and practices in industrial and rural development. Through our studies and programmes, we have managed to investigate and obtain technical information to support Zimbabwe's contribution to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change(UNFCCC) and to build a strong data base on energy use and the environmental status of key natural resource bases in Zimbabwe and SADC.
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Southern Centre for Energy and Environment 31 Frank Johnson Avenue, Eastlea, HarareZimbabwe
Tel 00263 04 700755/737351/703611Fax 00263 04 700755