JOHANNESBURG – The Environmental Affairs Department has published the National Climate Change Bill for public comment.

The bill was drafted on the purpose to ensure that there is effective climate change solutions and to allow for a gradual transition into a climate-resilient society in South Africa.

The climate change bill will also address the need and recommendation for the government and businesses to take long term measures against climate change.

Albi Modise from the department said the workshops for all interested parties will take place across the country this month.

“With the current policy in place, it’s important for municipalities to also be brought into the equation, largely because of the fact that a lot of the activities happened where municipalities are. The bill also seeks to, among other things, make a fair contribution to the global efforts to stabilise greenhouse gas concentration in the atmosphere.”

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