Workshop on National Climate Change Bill
THE Department of Environmental Affairs yesterday hosted the provincial stakeholder engagement workshop on the National Climate Change Bill in Port Elizabeth.
The bill was published for public comment in Government Gazette 41689 (Notice No 636) by Minister Edna Molewa with the purpose of building “an effective climate change response” and ensuring a structured transition to a climate resilient and lower carbon economy and society.
“This will be done within the context of sustainable development for South Africa and will provide for all matters related to climate change.” the department said.
“The bill addresses an issuesrelated institutional and coordination arrangement across the three spheres of government namely national, provincial and local.
“It further highlights the need for these spheres and entities, sectors as well as business to respond to challenges of climate change.
“The bill further addresses the matters relating to the national adaptation to impacts of climate change, greenhouse gas emissions and removals, and policy alignment and institutional arrangements.”