National Climate Change Response

Welcome to the online portal for the National Climate Change Response! 

YOU ARE AT THE RIGHT PLACE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GET INVOLVED IN CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND MITIGATION, WELCOME.

The Green Paper on the National Climate Change Response was recently gazetted for public comment. Public comments on the Green Paper are now closed. Thank you to everyone that attended the workshops, actively debated, sent written submissions, and commented here online. We greatly appreciate the passion and enthusiasm. All the submitted comments are being considered for the drafting of the White Paper.

Click here, for documentation from the public workshops.

The Thematic Consultative Workshops have recently been completed. These explored a range of issues in-depth regarding Climate Finance, Human Resources and Technology, Adaptation, Mitigation, Governance, Energy, Local Government, and Public Awareness.  Click here for the workshop agendas, presentations and documentation.

In parallel, a series of research papers have been undertaken, focused on several key areas to support the drafting of the White Paper. These areas are Adaptation, Mitigation, Governance, Economic Impacts, and Technology.

The next key phases in the development of the National Climate Change Response Strategy are:

  • White Paper Drafting
  • A National Summit

 

You may still register to allow the Department of Environmental Affairs to keep you informed of progress with the consultation process and the drafting of the White Paper. The Department will only contact you in connection with the National Climate Change Response. Your contact information will not be exposed to third parties.