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PAID ADVERT| Free State Legislature Public HEARiNG Climate Change Bill [B9B – 2022]

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PAID ADVERT| Free State Legislature Public HEARiNG Climate Change Bill [B9B - 2022]

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The Free State Legislature Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Economic Development, Small Business, Sports, Arts, and Culture will undertake an extensive process to consider the Climate Change Bill [B9B – 2022].

The Climate Change Bill is the first piece of legislation in South Africa specifically aimed at mitigating and addressing the effects of climate change. The Bill’s objective is to establish a robust strategy for addressing climate change, implementing a fair, long-term energy transition plan, and ultimately fostering a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy in South Africa.

The Bill also seeks to manage climate change adaptation to impacts such as flooding, drought, wildfires, excessive heat, and water and food insecurity. It provides that government, at provincial and national levels, is obligated to assess all the risk and expected impacts and create response plans.

The Bill also defines responsibilities for different national, provincial, and local governments, ensuring that all relevant stakeholders are mandated to do their part in responding to climate change and work together effectively.

The Bill is intended to ensure that the country is empowered to respond adequately and safely to climate change and its risks and impacts. It seeks to regulate climate change mitigation through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

According to the Bill, the minister responsible for the environment must assign carbon budgets to companies to limit their carbon emissions.

Public Hearings are scheduled as follows:
DATE TIME VENUE/AREAS

16 March 2024 10:00 New Hall, Bohlokong, Dihlabeng Local Municipality (Bethlehem)
18 March 2024 10:00 Moqhaka Town Hall, Moqhaka Local Municipality (Kroonstad)
20 March 2024 10:00 Forth Raadsaal, Mangaung Metro Municipality (Bloemfontein)

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