Clean technology transition potential in South Africa's ...

This thesis aims to examine the possible impact of clean technology on the sustainability of South African gold mining sector. Specifically, the study aims to determine the drivers behind the move towards clean technologies and methods, identify challenges and opportunities associated with this transition at Harmony Gold's Kusasalethu mine.

South African finance minister tables carbon tax bill ...

Nov 26, 2018· The tax, the department said, will be implemented in a phased manner and will take into account the country's NDC commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. "The first phase will be from 1 June 2019 to 31 December 2022, and the second phase from 2023 to 2030. This ensures alignment with our NDC commitments under the Paris Agreement.

MEDIA STATEMENT - National Treasury

Carbon tax bill will enable South Africa to meet its nationally-determined contribution (NDC) commitments in terms of the 2015 Paris Agreement (on climate change), and to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions in line with the National Climate Change …

Ten Ways to Reduce Greenhouse Gases

You can help to reduce the demand for fossil fuels, which in turn reduces global warming, by using energy more wisely. The following is a list of 10 steps YOU can take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Buying products with minimal packaging will help to reduce waste.

Regulation of Air Pollution: South Africa

Even in some fast-developing countries with a similar reliance on coal for energy, energy use emissions are lower than South Africa. South Africa has national and international legal obligation to reduce its emissions. The Bill of Rights section of the South African Constitution includes an environment clause, which states that

The contribution of low-carbon cities to South Africa's ...

South Africa is ranked among the world's top 12 largest carbon dioxide (CO2) emitters, largely due to dependence on plentiful coal for electricity generation and an energy-intensive industrial and mining sector. Under the Copenhagen Accord, South Africa committed to cut emissions by 34% from business as usual (BAU) by 2020, and by 42% by 2025.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions in South Africa

average, there is potential to reduce South Africa's GHG emissions relative to GDP. Climate Change Mitigation Targets and Plans South Africa's Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) defines its GHG mitigation target according to its "peak, plateau and decline" (PPD) emissions trajectory.

Coal transitions in South Africa. Understanding the ...

South Africa's NDC pathway described above, although it is a least cost energy pathway to 2050, is unlikely be achieved unless several conditions are met. While a least cost energy pathway is consistent with the upper range of South Africa's NDC, it will require policy and planning to implement, in particular if South Africa aims

South Africa's carbon tax: Aim to ensure zero waste to ...

Jul 22, 2019· South Africa's recently introduced carbon tax will ensure zero waste to landfill, reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well boost investments for low carbon alternatives, said Bertie Lourens, CEO of Wasteplan — a Cape Town based on-site waste management company.

South Africa's Second National Climate Change Report ...

South Africa is undertaking significant actions to respond to climate change risks and impacts. The Climate Change Annual Report reflects on the progress in undertaking these actions with the aim of recognising ongoing actions, quantifying their impact, catalysing new actions and indicating how these actions contribute to the national imperatives of reducing poverty and inequality, and ...

South Africa to target 34% carbon cuts by 2025

The two-page backgrounder, authored by deputy director of international climate change mitigation Rabelani Tshikalanke, says the country aims to cut emissions 34% below a business as usual scenario. But it suggests that if South Africa receives support to help it invest in cleaner forms of energy this 2025 goal could be boosted to 42%.


South Africa ratified the climate agreement ahead of COP 22, which took place in Marrakesh, thereby securing a seat at the negotiating table. South Africa's commitment under the Paris Agreement is for its GHG emissions to peak from 2020 to 2025 and plateau for a …

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr - No more delays, carbon tax in ...

It aims to address the issues regarding "greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions" and intends to reduce South Africa's GHG emissions in line with the National Climate Change Response Policy and Development Plan. The date to provide written comments on the Second Draft Carbon Tax Bill 2017 (Bill) published in December 2017 is fast approaching, and ...

SA's Standard Bank to reduce coal mine financing following ...

13 · SOUTH African lender Standard Bank Group expected to reduce its financing of thermal coal projects "over time" in line with national agendas on emissions.. Commenting in its Thermal Coal Mining Policy published today, the bank also said it would not finance coal mining …

South Africa introduces carbon tax to cut emissions ...

South Africa has introduced a new carbon tax as it aims to lower its greenhouse gas emissions and meet the aims of the Paris Agreement. The new measure, which will take effect on Saturday June 1, was finally signed into law by president Cyril Ramaphosa, the country's treasury announced yesterday.

Environment | Anglo American

In South Africa, we're already exploring the feasibility of using excess mine-water discharge and water stored on operational mines as a water source option for the Limpopo province. In Peru, we're constructing a dam to create a water-supply reservoir to serve the Quellaveco mining project, the local community and agricultural industry in ...

Treasury tables Carbon Tax Bill in Parliament | South ...

Nov 21, 2018· The Carbon Tax Bill gives effect to the polluter pays principle and aims to price greenhouse gas emissions by obliging the polluter to internalise the external costs of emitting carbon, and contribute towards addressing the harm caused by such pollution. As announced in the 2018 MTBPS, the carbon tax will become effective from 1 June 2019.

ESG Industry Report Card: Metals And Mining

risks. The company aims to reduce GHG emissions by 30% by 2030, against a 2016 baseline. Currently, it meets around 12% of its energy needs from renewables. In our view, its operations in South Africa (accounting for about 40% of EBITDA and more than 70% of its workforce

Pledges And Targets | Climate Action Tracker

South Africa aims to reduce GHG emissions to 212–428 MtCO2e by 2050 (including LULUCF) (Department of Environmental Affairs, 2018a; Government of South Africa, 2010). Excluding LULUCF, this long-term target is equivalent to 229–445 MtCO2e. South Africa has further released a Draft Low Emission Development Strategy 2050 in December 2018 ...

Anglo American's new ... -

May 16, 2018· Anglo American's recently launched sustainability strategy includes commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30%, improve energy efficiency by 30%, reduce freshwater abstraction by 50% in water-scarce regions and create five jobs off-site for every job on-site in host communities. ... the British-South African mining giant Anglo ...

South Africa | Climate Action Tracker

The final plan marks a major shift in energy policy, which is remarkable for a coal-dominated country like South Africa. It aims to decommission over 35 GW (of 42 GW currently operating) of coal-fired power capacity from state-owned coal and utility giant Eskom by 2050.

South Africa's Ramaphosa signs carbon tax into law

South African industry will be subject to a carbon tax from 1 June, after president Cyril Ramaphosa signed the policy into law on Sunday. Ramaphosa's African National Congress party was returned to office with a reduced majority in an election earlier this month.

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