6.1. Policies and Measures
- This work will “estimate the individual and the total effect of policies and measures (PAMs) to reduce GHG emissions and the socio-economic impact of the response measures for South Africa”.
- Concern that this is a duplication of work already undertaken.
The DEA has appointed consultants to “estimate the individual and the total effect of Policies and Measures to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the socio-economic impact of the Response Measures for South Africa”
The DEA hosted a workshop to discuss the briefing note on 31 July and subsequently allowed for written comments. Among other comments, Business raised concerns that this seemed like a duplication of the work already underway on the GHG Pathways and insisted on alignment with this work.
It has also been communicated since the workshop that the DEA will be updating the Mitigation Potential Analysis (MPA) work. Again, it is imperative that there is no duplication of work.
Business has stated that all assumptions must be shared, and further that the expert panel must be consulted on all documents and process, and not just at meetings or on an ad hoc basis.
We will keep members informed of progress on this work.
6.2. National Employment Vulnerability Assessment
- Some companies in the chemical sector have been engaged directly.
- Concern that there is a desire to jump to sector job resilience plans (SJRPs) without agreement on the assessment or impact.
It is understood that a revised report for the chemicals sector has been drafted. The Economic Development Department (EDD) has met with some companies in the chemical sector to discuss this work. It seems that there is a desire to jump to the sector job resilience plans (SJRPs) without agreement on the vulnerability assessment or impact.
Business will request opportunity to comment on the revised full report.
Any sectors approached directly are asked to keep the ITTCC and BUSA informed. Likewise, we will keep members informed of progress on this work.