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Research Handbook on Climate Change Mitigation Law

Research Handbook on Climate Change Mitigation Law

Research Handbooks in Environmental Law series

Edited by Geert Van Calster, Wim Vandenberghe and Leonie Reins

Governments around the world have been trying to find ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for decades. This detailed Handbook considers the spectrum of legal and market-based instruments as well as strategies and policies adopted around the world and suggests more effective, comprehensive and responsive ways of managing climate change mitigation.

Chapter 33: Climate change mitigation in South Africa

Happy Masondo and Faith Rambau

Subjects: environment, climate change, environmental law, law - academic, energy law, environmental law


This chapter reviews the law and policy regime on climate change mitigation in South Africa. It first discusses the national climate change mitigation strategy and the legislative, constitutional and common responsibility principles involved, as well as carbon trading and taxation measures. In addition, the contribution provides an overview of climate change litigation in South Africa and discusses sectorial mitigation measures in, among others, the renewable energy sector, the construction and transport sector and the waste and water management sector.

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