There is increasing consensus that climate change is real and that its causes and impacts must be governed for the purpose of preserving the environment and life on earth.
Climate change has many dimensions and root causes, several of which require concerted cross-border and supra-national strategies and action plans. While climate change has always been perceived as being a global environmental issue, the immediate impacts of climate change are decidedly localised.
It is pertinent that national governments must design and implement domestic strategies and action plans to facilitate necessary adaptation measures while simultaneously taking measures towards the mitigation of climate change.
Published in loose-leaf format and updated annually, Climate Change: Law and Governance in South Africa provides a comprehensive analysis of climate change, the relevant laws and policies and their intersection with international governance structures.
“This brilliant book covers South African climate change law and governance from all possible angles. It focuses on mitigation and adaptation in all relevant sectors, from energy to agriculture, and deals with important instruments such as carbon pricing and insurance.” “… this book will provide a valuable and indispensable source of information and inspiration for all those who want to contribute to tackling climate change in South Africa.”Jonathan VerschuurenProfessor of international and European environmental law, Tilburg University, Netherlands and Extraordinary Professor, Faculty of Law - North West University