Proposed carbon tax rate for SA too low, say researchers

THE effective rate for the carbon tax to be introduced by January 2015 is too low and the proposed design is complex and not easy to understand, says the Energy Research Centre of the University of Cape Town. In comments on the Treasury’s policy paper issued earlier this year, the centre calls for a simpler tax, but applied at the absolute level of R120 per metric tonne on 40% of carbon tax emissions, rather than the proposed minimum of R48… Read moreProposed carbon tax rate for SA too low, say researchers

SA White Paper on Climate Change

After months of intra-government and public consultation following on from the Climate Response Green Paper,   Edith Molewa, Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, published the White Paper on the National Climate Change response for general information in the government gazette on 19 October 2011. The Gazetted version can be found here: http://www.info.gov.za The South African Cabinet has approved the National Climate Change Response Policy. “This evolving policy must be seen as the embodiment of our commitment to a fair contribution… Read moreSA White Paper on Climate Change