Call for Comment: Portfolio Committee on Environment, Forestry and Fisheries calls for comment on Climate Change
On 20 April 2022, the Portfolio Committee on Environment, Forestry, and Fisheries published a notice inviting written comments and verbal presentations on the Climate Change Bill.
The Bill seeks to enable the development of an effective climate change response and a long-term, just transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy and society for South Africa in the context of sustainable development. It states that “anthropogenic climate change represents an urgent threat to human societies and the planet and requires an effective, progressive and incremental response”. The Bill details the need for urgent and appropriate adaptation responses and requires the Minister of Environment, Forestry, and Fisheries to implement an effective nationally determined climate change response that encompasses mitigation and adaptation actions that represent the country’s fair contribution to the global climate change response.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, 27 May 2022.
Comments can be emailed to Ms Tyhileka Madubela at [email protected]. Enquiries can be directed to Ms Tyhileka Madubela at [email protected].
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