Assessing Progress on Climate Change Policy and Practice

"This paper investigates climate change policy responses and strategies adopted by the South African government on one hand, and those adopted by SADC as a collective entity on the other. It seeks to assess the level of progress made in terms of tackling climate change as a policy issue, and examines some of the key initiatives and challenges facing South Africa and SADC. The central task is to identify some of the common experiences and lessons arising from South Africa’s experience as the most advanced and economically developed country in the region. These lessons and experiences offer useful benchmarks and insights to reflect on the level of progress made by SADC and the likely challenges to be overcome by the region."