29 July 2022
On 29 July 2022 the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment published the draft 8th National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report, for public comment before 29 August 2022.
The National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report will eventually form part of the Fifth Biennial Update Report to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). South Africa is required by the UNFCCC to provide in its national inventory, on gas-by-gas basis, and its units’ mass, estimates of anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O), by sources and removals by sinks.
An accurate, complete and updated greenhouse gas emissions inventory is a good foundation for effective mitigation responses.