Skip to Content

Resource hub

Reducing Pollution Through Partnership in South Africa 2022


Environmental pollution is a serious global challenge affecting the natural environment and human health. Through the Environmental Pollution Programme's scoping year, the Reducing Pollution Through Partnership (RPTP) project (2021/22), JNCC worked with partners in six pilot countries (Namibia, Angola, Mozambique, South Africa, Indonesia and Vietnam) to better understand how to tackle the issue. The Environmental Pollution Programme seeks to share expertise and best practice, investing in research to strengthen the capacity of low- to middle-income countries (LMICs) to reduce exposure to the adverse effects of pollution. Reducing the impacts of pollution will help to improve human health, whilst assisting in reversing biodiversity loss and therefore, supporting greater ecosystem resilience in the face of climate change. The Environmental Pollution Programme is a UK Official Development Assistance (ODA) pollution programme, funded by Defra and delivered by JNCC.

In South Africa, JNCC collaborated with partners at the Institute of Natural Resources NPC (INR) and Dr Nick Rivers-Moore, to develop an evidence base on the specific pollution challenges experienced by South Africa within the country’s environmental and social context. This has helped to improve awareness and supported the identification of priority pollution issues. JNCC is continuing to partner with South Africa as part of the Environmental Pollution Programme, where research will be conducted into the environmental impacts of solid waste and wastewater as key pollution issues identified during the scoping year.

Available here are a main evidence report, a workshop report and a report on a capacity building project focussed on a situational analysis and embedded awareness-raising campaign for nappy pollution.

Further information about the Reducing Pollution Through Partnership scoping year project can be found on the RPTP webpage.

These resources may not be fully accessible for all users. If you need a copy in a different or more accessible format, please contact

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2022·09·01

These reports have been produced by the Institute of Natural Resources NPC and Dr Nick Rivers-Moore, and are published by JNCC as outputs from the scoping year of the Reducing Pollution Through Partnership project.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC resourceProvider

Limitations on public access No limitations.

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2023·06·05

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

Back to top