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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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.


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 (


Change Pathways has worked with the following partners






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



Anthony Dane


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


Michael Boulle

Senior Researcher

Michael is a senior researcher with more than eight years experience working in energy and climate change policy in Southern and East Africa, Europe and Latin America.


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.


Michael Boulle

Michael has supported national climate policy processes both in the preparation and implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) to the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Through his focus on energy and climate change policy he has worked on policy implementation, monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV), institutional arrangements for power sector reform, institutional features of climate change policy and regulation, and co-benefits of climate mitigation policy.

Michael’s experience of working with the private sector includes an analysis of components of South Africa’s climate change mitigation policy, assisting companies with compiling responses for the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and Global Reporting Initiatives (GRI), and working with developers participating in the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) on the socio-economic development components of bid submissions.

Michael holds an MPhil in Energy and Development Studies from the Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town, and a BSc Honours in Development Geography from Rhodes University. He has worked as an independent consultant, as well as at the NewClimate Institute in Berlin, Germany and the Energy Research Centre at the University of Cape Town.



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.


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


    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 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

  • 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


    Anthony Dane: Director

    Phone: +27 76 636 6047


    Cape Town

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