SUMMARY: The draft Climate Change Bill was published by the Department of Environmental Affairs (now Department Environment, Forestry and Fisheries) on 8 June 2018 for public consultation for a period of 60 days. Subsequent to the publication of the Bill, the Department convened provincial workshops for stakeholder participation in all nine provinces and a number of bilateral engagements with business associations, non-governmental organisations,research institutions as well as sector departments in government were held.
KEY FINDING / RECOMMENDATIONS: A NEDLAC engagement commenced on this version of the Bill as it was in line with the NEDLAC protocol. The Task Team comprised representatives of organised labour, organised business and government. The purpose of the task team was: to consider the proposed Climate Change Bill tabled by government,and engage with the contents; undertake a line by line analysis of the revised Climate Change Bill, 2020 with a view to reaching consensus on the provisions; and develop a report for submission to all relevant structures in Nedlac containing maximum areas of agreement, as well as areas of disagreement.