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Pollution & Climate Change

Promote environmental justice, ensure compliance, and strengthen civil society participation.

Submissions on Draft Legislation, Policies, Guidelines and Strategies

Further comment on draft South African Renewable Energy Masterplan (July 2023): Gender equality, gender justice and women’s participation

Submission on the Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill 2023

On 13 October 2023, we submitted joint comments on the Electricity Regulation Amendment Bill, prepared by the Centre for Environmental Rights and Natural Justice and supported by groundWork.

Comments can be foundhere

Submissions on Eskom’s application for postponement of limits in terms of the minimum emissions standards for the Kusile Power Station

Submission to NERSA on Gas, Renewable and Hydrogen Partnership Strategy Consultation

Submissions on National Web-Based Environmental Screening Tool

Submission on draft Western Cape Climate Change Response Strategy Implementation Plan

LAC Comments on the Second Amendment Bill of the Electricity Regulation Act 94 of 2006 (2022)

On 25 March 2022, the Life After Coal Campaign submitted comments on the Second Amendment Bill of the Electricity Regulation Act (ERA) 94 of 2006 published by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy in GN 1746 of 10 February 2022.

Comments on the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s Gas Master Plan Basecase Report (2022)

On 31 January 2022, the Life After Coal Campaign submitted comments on the Gas Master Plan Basecase Report to the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy.

Submissions on proposed Exclusion of Waste Streams, 2019

Submissions on the South African Weather Services Amendment Bill, 2011

Submissions on the Air Quality Offsets Guideline

Nkangala District Municipality Air Pollution Quality Management

National Planning Commission Economy Series: Energy Discussion Paper

Dust Control Regulations

National Atmospheric Emission Reporting Regulations

Draft Declaration of Greenhouse Gases as Priority Pollutants and Draft Pollution Prevention Plan Regulations

National Greenhouse Gas Reporting Regulations (Comments on drafts and proposed amendments)

Climate Change Mitigation Policy and Measures (PAMs)

Carbon Tax

National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report

Draft section 22A Administrative Fine Regulations in terms of the National Environmental Management Air Quality Act 2004

Draft Strategy to Address Air Pollution in Dense Low-Income Settlements

Draft Integrated Resource Plan and draft Integrated Energy Plan

The National Framework for Air Quality Management

Draft implementation regulations under section 20 of the Air Quality Act

Draft List of Activities in terms of Section 21 of the National Environmental Management Air Quality Act 2004

Draft Waste Stream Regulations

Submissions on Draft Climate Change Bill

National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill, 2017 (NEMLAB)

Comments on NEMLAB [B14C-2017]

Comments on NEMLAB [B14D-2017]

Submissions to NERSA on draft determinations for new generation capacity under IRP 2019

Comments on Draft Regulations amending the Electricity Regulations on New Generation Capacity, 2011

Comments on South Africa’s draft updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC)

Comments on Draft National Guideline for Consideration of Climate Change implications in applications for Environmental Authorisations, Atmospheric Emission Licences and Waste Management Licences (July 2021)