Department of Environmental Affairs
A Draft Climate Change Bill has been published for comment.
The environmental affairs department published the draft bill in Government Gazette 41689.
Speaking earlier this year during her department’s budget vote debate in parliament, the environmental affairs minister, Edna Molewa, clarified that the proposed legislation is designed to provide an effective national response for both mitigation and adaptation measures.
The draft bill seeks to:
• build the Republic’s effective climate change response and the long term, just transition to a climate resilient and lower carbon economy and society in the context of an environmentally sustainable development framework; and
• provide for matters connected therewith.
Comment is invited within 60 days of the date of publication.