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 to the stabilisation of global greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere and the protection of the country and our people from the impacts of unavoidable climate change,” Cabinet spokesperson Jimmy Manyi said.