Stop Negative Impact Climate Change.

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Water and Sanitation

The Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs will be holding Public hearings on:

▪ Stop Negative Impact Climate Change.

South Africa aims to make a fair contribution towards the global effort to limit the average global temperature increase of 2°C over the pre-industrial average to prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system, and hence avoid catastrophic climate change impacts. It is in this respect that the South African Government through the Department of Environmental Affairs, has produced a discussion document, outlining South Africa’s position towards the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris, France, in December 2015. South Africa’s position for Paris is to seek an agreement that is consistent with science and equity, and further enhance a multilateral rules-based system in a balanced and ambitious manner, in addition to providing legal parity between mitigation and adaptation. South Africa also requires the 2015 agreement to spell out the support from developed countries to the developing countries; establishment of the international capacity-building mechanism; and the establishment of a mechanism to avoid and minimise the negative economic and social impact of response measures taken by developed country parties on developing country parties, among others.

Find here: Discussion document on Stakeholder Consultation on South Africa’s position towards Cop21, in Paris, France

Public hearings will be held in Parliament on Tuesday, 22 & Wednesday, 23 September 2015 at 08:30 – 17:00, Venue: Old Assembly Chamber

Submissions can be emailed to Ms T Madubela at [email protected] by no later than Friday, 18 September 2015.

Enquiries can be directed to Ms T Madubela on tel (021) 403 3713 or cell 083 709 8401 or 083 304 9586

Issued by Hon JM Mthembu, MP Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs, Parliament of the Republic of South Africa