Categories: General News

by Gabriel Klaasen


Categories: General News

by Gabriel Klaasen


Dear Peter,

Under South African carbon tax regulations, companies are able to use carbon credits either from their own registered projects or from third parties to offset a portion of their carbon tax liability. This creates opportunities to develop carbon projects, as well as prospects on both the buy-side and sell-side, and helping South Africa to manage environmental impact.

Join Cova Advisory for a webinar on the South African carbon credits landscape, with expert guest speakers from Climate Legal and WeAct. We’ll look at the legal framework, carbon credit project development, contracting for carbon offsets, and how organisations can participate meaningfully in the carbon credits market in South Africa to create shared value.

Join us to hear from a panel of experts, and to ask all your carbon credit questions.

Time: 10am
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Zelda Burchell
Manager at Cova Advisory
Zelda holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering and has over ten years’ experience in the carbon and energy field. She is a Certified Carbon Reduction Manager (CRM) and a Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP). At Cova, she undertakes greenhouse gas inventories for a wide variety of clients, has experience in developing emission reduction projects under a variety of accredited standards, and has developed carbon disclosure responses and climate change strategies for a wide variety of clients.

Zelda has provided lectures on carbon tax to several clients and represents Cova Advisory on several Carbon Tax Forums. In addition, Zelda also performs measurement and verification activities for Section 12I and Section 12L projects in accordance with SANS 50010. She also assists clients in applying for research and development incentives.

Duane Newman
Director at Cova Advisory
Duane is a respected sustainability, strategy and business consultant, with expertise in grants, incentives and tax in the green economy.

Prior to founding Cova, Duane was a partner at Deloitte for 12 years, where he set up and led the sustainability and climate change division.

Duane is a registered Master Tax Practitioner with SAIT. Duane currently serves on the board of SAIT and chairs the Finance Committee. Duane chairs the Carbon Tax and Incentive working groups for SAIT.

Jenine de Wet
South Africa Country Manager at WeAct
Jenine has a diverse background in various industries with a proven track record as a result-oriented achiever with excellent analytical skills. She has in-depth understanding of business operations and customer service management. Her career goal is to support Southern African businesses in achieving sustainability and positive socioeconomic impact through emission reduction projects.

Jenine has diplomas in international trade and logistics and supply chain management.

Lloyd Vas
Head of Carbon Trading at WeAct
Lloyd has been trading carbon since 2008. His career goal is to help build the global carbon market by being directly responsible for the investment in and trading of over one hundred million tonnes of carbon.

Prior to joining WeAct, Lloyd was a founder and general manager of Carbon Market Institute in Melbourne and prior to that he worked on the carbon trading desk of Camco Clean Energy in London and Beijing. Lloyd holds a Masters of Finance from Aston Business School.

Olivia Rumble
Director at Climate Legal
Olivia Rumble has 10 years’ legal practice experience specialising in environmental law, energy law policy and governance, climate change (mitigation and adaptation), climate finance, carbon markets, and carbon tax.

Olivia is admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa (Gauteng and Western Cape), and holds a PPE (Politics, Philosophy and Economics, University of Stellenbosch); an LLB (University of Cape Town); and an LLM in Environmental Law (University of Cape Town – with distinction).

She has a strong background in water law, as well as climate change law, and has acted for governments and regional institutions by pioneering legal reform initiatives in climate change and water law in South Africa and SADC. She regularly counsels clients on the legal considerations relevant to emerging opportunities in low carbon development and sustainable energy practices and has expertise in South Africa’s complex air quality and greenhouse gas legal regime.

Andrew Gilder
Director at Climate Legal
Andrew Gilder has 17 years’ legal practice experience specialising in climate change (mitigation and adaptation), climate finance and development, carbon markets, carbon tax, environmental and energy law, policy and governance.

Andrew is admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa (Gauteng and Western Cape) and holds a BA LLB (University of Natal – now KwaZulu-Natal) and LLM (Marine and Environmental Law, University of Cape Town).

He has practical experience that encompasses a range of African jurisdictions and includes advice to public and private sectors on the development and implementation of climate change, climate finance, carbon markets, carbon tax, environmental and energy law, policy and governance as well as regulatory and transactional advice to industries, foreign embassies and municipalities on the implementation of infrastructure development projects.

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