South Africa’s Low-Emission Development Strategy 2050
Open for public submissions
The Department of Environmental Affairs published South Africa’s Low-Emission Development Strategy 2050 (LEDS) in December 2018, and have invited the public to submit comments regarding this revised draft policy.
Essentially, the LEDS would be South Africa’s blueprint to guide the transition to low-carbon economic development, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, support sustainable employment and investments, as well as other various social, economic, and environmental benefits leading up to 2050. The primary goal of this framework would be to decouple economic growth from emissions reduction, as well as to support South Africa in aligning with the ambitious goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.
However, from initial insights of this draft policy, one can see that the LEDS is not as ambitious as it should be, and will therefore not be effective in leading South Africa to a low-carbon society.
African Climate Reality Project are currently compiling our official comments on the LEDS, and will be publishing these soon here – so watch this space!
In the meantime, read through the draft Low-Emission Development Strategy 2050 here:
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