Climate change is viewed as a pressing challenge facing society in the 21st century, posing real risks to economies, societies and the environment. The recent increased incidence of adverse climate-related disasters, such as the droughts in the Western Cape and floods in Durban, has highlighted the urgency for adaptation.

While risks exist, there are potential opportunities for small businesses if SA is proactive in adapting to the effects. Adaptation to climate change opens opportunities for innovation, especially for small, medium and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs), and particularly for those on the smaller end of the spectrum...

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