3. Climate Change

3.1. Post-2020 Climate Change Mitigation System

  • Stakeholder consultation workshop on 27 July 2017.

The DEA has reviewed the comments on the document and issued a revised report. A stakeholder consultation workshop is planned for 27 July 2017.

The document proposes Sectoral Emissions Targets (SETs), previously known as “Desired Emission Reduction Outcomes (DEROs)”.  There are four International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) aligned sectors proposed:

  1. Energy
  2. IPPU (Industrial Processes and Product Use)
  3. AFOLU (Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use)
  4. Waste

These will be further divided into 10 sub-sectors. Responsibility for meeting these SETs will be allocated to specific national government departments.

The document further proposes entity-level carbon budgets which will include both scope 1 (direct) and scope 2 (indirect) emissions.

Concerns regarding the document include the lack of alignment with the National Treasury’s carbon tax; the limitation on offsets; and the capacity within the DEA to implement this work.