Carbon Offsets Draft Paper

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Finance Standing Committee

The National Treasury invites you to submit written comments on the Carbon Offsets Paper.

This paper outlines proposals for a carbon offsets scheme that will enable businesses to lower their carbon tax liability and make investments that will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The carbon offsets scheme is meant to complement the carbon tax that South Africa plans to introduce from 2016. The proposed design of the carbon tax policy has been outlined in the Carbon Tax Policy Paper: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and facilitating the transition to a green economy that was released for public comment in May 2013.

Find attached documents here: Press release Carbon Offsets Paper
Carbon Offsets Paper

Comments can be emailed to Peter Janoska at by no later than Monday, 30 June 2014.