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South Africa’s 1st Annual Climate Change Report

South Africa’s 1st Annual Climate Change Report


 

The objective of this report is to communicate the progress and lessons learnt in tracking South Africa’s transition towards a climate resilient society and a lower carbon economy. This report aims to target people and institutions involved in policy aspects of climate change.

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Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Notice

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Notice

 

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) hereby informs all interested stakeholders of its intention to conduct a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) to facilitate sustainable aquaculture development by promoting responsible and integrated decision-making and by identifying suitable areas where aquaculture can be incentivised.

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Draft Biennial Update Report-2 and draft 5th GHG inventory for public comments

Draft Biennial Update Report-2 and draft 5th GHG inventory for public comments

 

Minister Edna Molewa has published the draft Second Biennial Update Report (BUR-2) and the draft 5th Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for public comments. Members of the public are invited to submit comments to the Minister before or on 14 October 2016.

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National registration of operations that breed appendix-I animal species for non-commercial purposes

National registration of operations that breed appendix-I animal species for non-commercial purposes

 


The Department of Environmental Affairs, working together with the provincial nature conservation authorities has begun a process of registering all breeders who breed Appendix I species for international trade purposes.

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IPBES call for external comments

IPBES call for external comments

 

Through strengthening the science policy interface South Africa has supported the establishment of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. In decision IPBES-4/1, the Plenary requested the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel, in consultation with the Bureau, to undertake a further scoping of the thematic assessment.

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Notice to the Paper and Packaging; Electrical and Electronic Equipment; and Lighting Industries

Notice to the Paper and Packaging; Electrical and Electronic Equipment; and Lighting Industries


 

Minister Edna Molewa has published a notice to the Paper and Packaging; Electrical and Electronic Equipment; and Lighting Industries to prepare and submit Waste Management Plans for approval under sections 28(1) and 28(5) of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008 (Act no.59 of 2008), in Government Gazette no: 40207.

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25 September 2016  - The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, will have exhibitions and workshops open to members of the public for free, from tomorrow, 26 September 2016 until the 5th of  October 2016. 


24 September 2016 - I am honoured to welcome you to our shores as you gather this week, to discuss very important issues pertaining to the regulation of international trade in wildlife. The CITES is an important agreement between governments as it regulates international trade in wild fauna and flora.


23 September 2016 - President Jacob Zuma will on Saturday, 24 September 2016 open the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to be heldat the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.


22 September 2016 - The Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs Ms Barbara Thomson has today closed the 7th People and Parks Conference, which adopted the Midrand Declaration committing partners to amongst others work together to harmonise relations between people and nature; thereby unlocking the economic potential of protected areas for the benefit of adjacent communities in South Africa


20 September 2016 - Minister  Edna Molewa, joined by the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Mr Gugile Nkwinti, today officially opened the three-day 7th People and Parks Conference currently underway in Midrand, Johannesburg today, Tuesday 20 September 2016.