This report traces some of the key negotiation points and issues relating to loss and damage, with a focus on loss and damage finance in the lead up to COP27. It discusses the loss and damage landscape, including some of the key issues likely to be raised at COP27 with a view to exploring African perspectives and positions on this issue and related opportunities.
This note sets out the key potential mechanisms that could be used to finance loss and damage. It does so by providing a high-level overview of the instrument, together with a summary of its advantages and disadvantages. It also provides an overview of potential innovative sources of funding. It is designed to be read with the report “Loss and Damage: The Road to COP27, an African Perspective” (2022).
This report captures the discussion of a workshop on making carbon pricing appropriate, inclusive and beneficial in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Emerging Economies. It engages with conventional and unconventional notions of carbon pricing, and challenges and benefits unique to LDCs and Emerging economies.
This report engages with how the IMF is seeking to respond to climate change within its mandate and how it could potentially support South Africa’s Just Transition in doing so.
This report provides examples of climate litigation in Africa, addresses some of the reasons it may not have proliferated to date and reflects on its potential future on the continent.
This occasional paper reflects on the impacts of COVID-19 on climate finance and how governments and financial institutions have responded to the challenge.
The climate finance landscape is both wide and deep and is driven by a number of inter-related and complex considerations. This discussion paper reflects on the outcomes of a series of workshops held on the topic of a potential African Climate Finance Agenda for COP26.
This report describes traditional notions of carbon pricing including its risks and benefits, engages with African country appetite to implement domestic carbon pricing initiatives, and explores potential “unconventional” approaches to carbon pricing that could be better suited to national circumstances.
The review and update of African NDCs is at risk as a result of a lack of finances and pandemic restrictions and connectivity challenges which hamper the required specialist input and stakeholder engagement processes.
This report submitted under the Collaborative Instruments for Ambitious Climate Action (CI-ACA), outlines national intentions towards domestic carbon pricing and how they have positioned their contributions towards the goals set out in the Paris Agreement.
This loose-leaf book is a theoretical and practical guide to the new Carbon Tax Act 15 of 2019 and is likely to be published towards the end of 2020. The authors are also working on a shorter guide to the Carbon Tax, to be published in the intervening period with Lexis Nexis.
This Special Issue of CCLR, drafted primarily by African legal practitioners and scholars and with Andrew Gilder and Olivia as guest editors, directly engages with how a number of African countries have sought to address climate change at a national level. It does so by providing a limited overview of, and critical reflection on, recent developments in climate change legislation and regulation in the region.
Andrew and Olivia are co-editors and co-authors of South Africa’s first treatise on Climate Change Law and Governance. The book provides a comprehensive analysis of climate change in South Africa, the relevant laws and policies and their intersection with international governance structures. It can be accessed from Juta, and is available as an updateable loose-leaf format and online.
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This book is a significant reference that provides the framework for the governance of such collaborative action. It is accessible and comprehensive, and I predict it will lead to better shared understanding on climate governance matters.
The chapter authors include academics and lawyers in private practice who are experts in their fields. Set against the backdrop of climate science and the international negotiations, insights into Africa’s and South Africa’s unique circumstances in dealing with climate change are offered. In addition, legal responses to an extensive range of sectoral impacts in South Africa are investigated and commented upon. The editors and authors are to be congratulated on this groundbreaking work.
South Africa not only is the biggest emitter of the African continent, but in addition the country will also be hit hard by negative climate change impacts. 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.
The book is a must read for all those trying to ‘untangle’ the complex web of laws, discourses , paradigms and debates about climate change at various scales – locally, nationally and internationally.