South Africa’s long-awaited draft National Climate Change Bill sends a good signal, but the devil is in the details.
“It’s great news that a climate change bill is under development as climate change is already a devastating reality,” said Melita Steele, the senior climate and energy campaign manager at Greenpeace Africa.
“However, we must make sure that it goes far enough, fast enough. To avoid the worst impacts of climate change, the bill needs to take into account the just transition, recognise the scale of emissions from the energy sector and drive more ambitious targets.”
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