Environmental Advisory Services


Purpose and functions



To provide strategic environmental advisory and implementation support services to the department’s national and international environmental and sustainable development mandates


  • To effectively manage and facilitate governance support for the department’s international relations and engagements and cooperation agreements.
  • Manage overall environmental intelligence and  support knowledge management in the Department
  • To manage, plan, coordinate and lead South Africa’s Sustainable Development agenda ,both nationally and internationally.
  • To manage the provision of administration support services to the Unit: Environmental Advisory Services.
  • To develop, promote and implement an effective and efficient integrated environmental management system within South Africa
  • Manage the development and implementation of an integrated state of the environment reporting system and facilitate National sustainable development and greening policy processes and initiatives.


Structure and contact details



 Administrative Support:



Chief Directorate: Integrated Environmental Management:
Ms Dee Fischer

Chief Policy Advisor:  International Governance:  Mr Zaheer Fakir

Chief Policy Advisor: Sustainable Development: 

Chief Policy Advisor: Strategic Environmental Intelligence: Mr Peter Lukey 

Chief Policy Advisor - Strategic Environmental Intelligence: Mr Peter Luckey
Tel: +27 12 399 8843
Mail Ms Fischer 
Tel: +27 12 399 9235
Mail Mr Fakir
Tel: +27 12 399 9249
 Mail Mr Lukey


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Related projects / programmes categories



Green Fund

The Government of South Africa through the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has set up a Green Fund to support the transition to a low carbon, resource efficient and climate resilient development path delivering high impact economic, environmental and social benefits. This section of the website provides pages on: About the Fund, funding windows, eligibility criteria, institutional requirements, project phases and related publication.






Green Economy

In this section of the website will find pages on: About Green Economy, programme guides page contains information pertaining to the National Greening Framework documents spanning to the 2010 World Cup greening initiatives to current. Resource page provides documents such as NSSD, Green Economy Modelling Report and other documents relevant / related to the subject.







Donor Funded projects

The Branch: Environmental Advisory Services interacts with donors interested in assisting South Africa to address environmental as well as climate change challenges. In this section of the website you will find the following pages: About Donor Funded projects, the fund categories available within the multilateral and bilateral agreements and info on structure of the programmes / projects.






Related media products

This section of the website provides image galleries related to international issues that the department has engaged on. These include the various Conferences of Parties, BASIC meetings, ceremonies to mark signing of cooperation agreements among others.





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