On Friday 18 February 2022, the Climate Change Bill was formally introduced to the National Assembly by the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment.It is now available for public comments until 27 May 2022.
The Bill aims is to provide a governmental framework for climate change responses that can effectively mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate disasters.
The Bill alludes to the Climate Change Act, which outlines the actions and mandates that each sector of government is responsible for when responding to climate change. The Act is aligned with the principles enshrined in the COnstitution, which states that South Africans have the right to an environment that is not harmful to health and well-being. Watch a 2-minute explanation of the Bill and its significance here.
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