Monday, June 22, 2015

Imprisonment for violators of new South Africa’s National Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting Regulation

New regulation was published by Environmental Affairs Minister in the Government Gazette for public comment. It sought to penalize people convicted of an offence in terms of the regulation to a fine up to  R10-million, or prison sentence not exceeding ten years.
The regulation was prepared after the recent finalisation of South Africa’s national Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventory between 2000 and 2010. South Africa is in the process of developing a national GHG inventory system to ensure that the country prepared and managed data collection and analysis, as well as all relevant information related to climate change in the most consistent, transparent and accurate manner for both internal and external reporting.  Read more at