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Submission on the South African Climate Change Bill

Cover: Submission on SA Climate Change Bill

In its current draft format the South African Climate Change Bill (the Bill) fails to consistently recognise the urgency of the climate emergency and the need for a just transition in South Africa. The most glaring omission however is the Bill’s failure to unambiguously declare that we are in a climate emergency. A number of other concerns also raised in this submission, if not addressed, could render these regulations vulnerable to legal challenge.