The EIUG and the Industry Task Team on Climate Change (“ITTCC”) collectively view climate change as one of the greatest threats humanity has ever faced. The impacts of climate change on people’s livelihoods, the environment and future generations is seen daily worldwide and cannot be understated.
Ultimately, climate change poses a threat to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (“UNSDG”), particularly UNSDG 13. Developing countries, such as ours, have already experienced the severe effects of climate change and we will be highly impacted in the near future by the negative impacts of climate change. As such it is expected that the ‘triple threats’ identified in the National Development Plan i.e., poverty, unemployment and inequality, will be harshly brought to the fore by the effects of climate change in South Africa.
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