Environmental law

Why it is imperative that we build a more climate and disaster resistant South Africa

Weather patterns over the past five to ten years indicate that South Africa is increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), which is a […]

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Can the Energy Efficiency Programme be an obstacle to renewable energy transition? South Africa’s climate change mitigation and adaptation objectives

Energy is fundamental for the economic development of any country, and it should, therefore, be considered in economic development strategies. A number of developing countries are without energy services, making […]

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A step towards a sustainable future – introducing the Carbon Tax Act

Former President of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, described climate change as the biggest and most dangerous threat to human rights and human existence. […]

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Overview of air quality regulatory developments

By Alecia Pienaar Even though climate change has been on the agenda since 1993 when South Africa (SA) first became a signatory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate […]

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30 years of the ‘Sea Constitution’

By Michael Kabai On 10 December 1982 the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (the convention) was opened for signature by states at Montego Bay in Jamaica. […]

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