Change Pathways designs smart, practical and sustainable solutions across the spectrum of climate change mitigation, energy and evaluation.

Change Pathways designs smart, practical and sustainable solutions across the spectrum
of climate change mitigation, energy and evaluation.

We draw on our networks to assemble the best teams, whose collective intelligence can deliver the best solutions.

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ABOUT CHANGE PATHWAYS

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Our Background

Change Pathways brings ten years of experience and expertise in climate change, energy and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) to deliver appropriate, innovative solutions for businesses, governments and donor / funders. Established in 2015, Change Pathways draws on a network of experts to assemble effective teams tailored to the client's needs. Change Pathways is a level 4 B-BBEE company based in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Our Approach

The complex challenges we face require multidisciplinary, innovative approaches to designing practical sustainable solutions. No one individual ororganization can design the best solution. Our approach is inspired by "swarm intelligence" where social creatures working together as a unified system can out perform most individual members when solving problems and making decisions (uni.ai/swarm-intelligence).

PARTNERS



Change Pathways has worked with the following partners

Ibis

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ERM

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WHERE WE WORK

We work mainly in sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on South and Southern Africa.

We have professional experience in Africa and Latin America:

●  Africa: Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
●  Latin America: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru

THE TEAM

 
Anthony

Anthony Dane

Director

Anthony is an economist with over ten years of climate change, energy and sustainability experience.

James

Jimmy Christopher

Engineer

Jimmy is a Mechanical Engineer with experience in energy and climate change mitigation.

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Anthony Dane

Anthony has over ten years of greenhouse gas accounting, climate change mitigation, energy and monitoring and evaluation experience. He has worked in the consulting sector, academia and the mining industry and has experience working in West, East and Southern Africa and Latin America.

Anthony understands the complexities of the domestic and international climate frameworks and other trends driving climate change, energy policy and sustainable development. He is a low carbon energy, climate change mitigation and Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) expert. He has assessed mitigation potential across a range of sectors in South Africa and developed Marginal Abatement Cost (MAC) curves in the context of the South African power and cement sectors; he worked on energy efficiency programmes and informed the design of future programmes through M&E projects and has experience in assessing the economy-wide impacts of climate change mitigation options.

He has experience in project development and is currently involved in developing a low carbon energy solution for a large greenfields housing development in South Africa. His experience in greenhouse gas emissions accounting includes supporting the development of the South African Climate Change Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system (including the GHG inventory) developing over 30 corporate carbon footprints across the mining, steel, cement, telecommunications, retail, finance and energy sectors; being a contributing author of the Green Growth Best Practice Report (M&E Chapter); and being part of the team conducting the review of South Africa's Fifth GHG Inventory. Anthony has worked with governments to inform international, national and local climate change policies (he was a member of the BASIC countries' expertgroup, has worked with national and local governments in Africa and Latin America and contributed to the development of the GHG Protocol Policy and Action Standard).

Anthony holds a MCom in Applied Economics (applications in development) from the University of Cape Town and a BEcon in Environmental Science and Economics from Rhodes University. He previously worked for Environmental Resources Management (ERM), the Energy Research Centre at the University of Cape Town, Incite Sustainability and Anglo American.

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Jimmy Christopher

Jimmy Christopher is a Mechanical Engineer with experience in energy and climate change mitigation. He has supported Change Pathways in delivering services related to greenhouse gas emissions accounting and energy efficiency.

He worked previously as a Production Engineer in Ireland (Element Six) with particular attention paid to Material Sciences and Cost Optimisation through problem solving. He also has experience in the design and optimisation of commercial HVAC systems as well as a knowledge of regulations regarding building fire protection.

He holds a BSc. Eng. (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Cape Town.

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OUR WORK

We combine technical skills with business knowledge and an understanding of policy contexts to design smart, practical and sustainable solutions across the spectrum of climate change mitigation, energy, evaluation and other sustainability issues.


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Climate Change

Greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting
  • Corporate footprinting
  • National Inventory and system development
  • GHG modelling (impact assessment / evaluation for due diligence/ research)
  • Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) response compilation

  • Climate Change Mitigation
  • Marginal Abatement Cost (MAC) Curve development
  • Mitigation Opportunity Assessment and business case development
  • Climate Change Strategy development (businesses)

  • Regulation
  • Preparing for the evolving climate change mitigation regulatory environment (businesses)
  • Informing policy development (government)

  • Research
  • Research informing appropriate transitions to climate resilient, low carbon economies.
  • energy

    Energy

    Project development
  • Design and implementation of alternative energy solutions that deliver multiple sustainable development benefits at scale

  • Energy efficiency
  • Identification of energy savings opportunities and business case development
  • Supporting ISO 50 001 certification
  • Leveraging financial and other support for implementation
  • Behaviour change strategy for energy efficiency implementation

  • Energy policy
  • Energy strategy (businesses)
  • Energy systems modelling

  • Regulation
  • Preparing for the evolving energy regulatory environment (businesses)
  • Informing policy development (government)

  • Research
  • Research informing appropriate energy pathways and energy efficiency implementation
  • evaluation

    Evaluation

  • Evaluation studies (including Mid Term and Final Project Evaluations)
  • Impact Evaluation
  • M&E Frameworks (including developing a Theory of Change)
  • M&E capacity building and support
  • other

    Other sustainability Issues

    Transport
  • Electric vehicles and public transport

  • Water
  • Water Disclosure Project (WDP) Responses and assessing water where there is a link to climate change / energy.

  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Risk assessment

  • Training

    CONTACT

    Anthony Dane: Director

    Phone: +27 76 636 6047

    Email: Anthony@changepathways.co.za


    Cape Town
    Wynberg
    7800


    Johannesburg
    2nd Floor Golden Oaks Building Ballyoaks Office Park
    35 Ballyclare Drive
    Bryanston
    2060