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In February 2022, the Climate Change Bill was formally introduced to the National Assembly by the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment. The aim of the Bill is to ensure that South Africa has the necessary statutory framework to respond to climate change by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and preparing to adapt to the effects of climate change.

The Portfolio Committee on Environment, Forestry, and Fisheries has now invited written comments on the Bill, due on 27 May 2022.

To support this process, the Centre for Environmental Rights has developed a toolkit that will:

  • highlight concerns about the Bill;
  • provide references and motivations for some of the key arguments against problematic clauses or omissions in the Bill;
  • provide key information that can assist in putting comments together.

The idea is that you can then use the resources provided to support you in drafting your comments.

Join us as we launch this toolkit, as well as present our concerns and recommendations relating to the Bill in more detail.

There will be an opportunity for discussion and Q&A.

Click below for some useful advocacy material and information to help raise awareness on the Bill and the concerns around it. Please use and share widely.

Do join us!

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Programme

14h00 – 14h05 Welcome and introduction

Brandon Abdinor

14h05 – 14h20 The importance of the Bill and the need to demand its strengthening

Brandon Abdinor

14h20 – 14h35 Guidance on submitting written comments

Tatenda Muponde

14h35 – 14h55 The toolkit – what it means and how you can use it

Brandon Abdinor & Tatenda Muponde

14h55 – 15h25 Q&A
15h25 – 15h30 Closing

Key information on the Bill, including the 2022 Bill as tabled in Parliament, can be found at https://cer.org.za/programmes/pollution-climate-change/key-information

For further information, please contact Brandon Abdinor at [email protected].