Inspiring and equipping people and organisations to build a better world for all

Bending the Curve – your guide to tackling climate change

The book is South Africa's definitive how-to guide for tackling climate change. The book includes contributions from 24 South African experts on what different sectors of society can do to tackle the problem. Whether you are a policy developer or parent, a farmer or property developer, or work for a corporation or public benefit organisation, you will find a wealth of ideas for making changes at work, in your community and in your personal sphere.


Get the book:

The book as a pdf download (18 MB).
Or just the front pages (contents, introduction, author biographies, etc. – 2,6 MB).

A few bookstores may still carry print copies.


Book reviews:



“What is needed now is a public groundswell – people acting themselves, but also demanding action from governments – and a new generation of visionary leaders with the courage to implement the changes required. This book is an excellent and timely contribution to advocating action at all levels of society, starting with the individual.” Sir David King

“Read this book and join the growing number of South Africans who are doing something about climate change at home and at work. Our commitment to taking on this challenge will determine our ongoing ability to create a more sustainable and equitable South Africa.” Kader Asmal

“We are told that we need an elite that ploughs back; that filters down the line to every one of us. Going green used to be a trendy option and a marketing gimmick. Now it has to be a primary purpose. Bending the Curve is a positive step in that direction.” Derek Watts

“Curbing carbon emissions is on a par with stopping nuclear proliferation. This book is crucial.” Clem Sunter

This project would not have been possible without the dedicated support of the Africa Geographic team and the kind financial assistanced provided by AfriSam, De Beers, Eskom, Exxaro, SAB, AngloGold Ashanti and Project 90.