Cabinet makes key decisions on climate change

Pretoria: Cabinet says it has made key decisions related to climate change programmes.

Briefing the media following a Cabinet meeting, Communications Minister Faith Muthambi said Cabinet was updated on progress made in developing the National Climate Change Response Policy (NCCRP): Green House Gas (GHG) Mitigation Analysis.

“The report analyses South Africa’s performance in effective management of the climate change impacts, and makes recommendations for South Africa’s contribution to the global effort to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) concentrations in the atmosphere,” she said.

Minister Muthambi said Cabinet also received a draft report on the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory for South Africa, for the period 2000 – 2010.

The minister said this was in line with the United National Framework convention on Climate Change, which South Africa ratified in 1997.

“According to this convention, countries are meant submit their progress reports every two years.

“The current draft report has been released for public comments. It will be finalised to be ready for submission later in the year,” she said.