13 December 2018 - The Biennial Update Report Explorer is part of South Africa’s Climate Change Response Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) System.  It is a new platform which expands the functionality of the National Climate Change Response M&E System by offering accessible and dynamic data and visualisations of South Africa’s climate change response. Developed in collaboration with World Resources Institute, the Explorer is an important resource for policymakers.

12 December 2018 - Climate change poses the single most serious threat to Africa’s development and prosperity. During the past few years South Africa has experienced devastating weather events. Several regions of our country faced their worst drought in decades. The impact was felt most severely by the poorest and most vulnerable sectors of our society.

12 December 2018 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Nomvula Mokonyane, will host the Partnership for Action on the Green Economy (PAGE) Ministerial Conference at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 10 and 11 January 2019. 

10 December 2018 - South Africa on Monday, 10 December 2018, showcased the country’s Climate Change Near-Term Priority Flagship Programmes on the sidelines of the international climate change talks taking place in Katowice, Poland. The 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ends on 14 December 2018.

10 December 2018 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Nomvula Mokonyane, has urged all South Africans and holiday makers, during this festive season, to “enjoy our coastline responsibly,” while taking into account the duty of care for our coastal environment as prescribed in the environmental legislation. “It is our duty to ensure that we do not litter, do not drive on the beach and accord everyone their right to access public coastal property,” said Minister Mokonyane.