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Welcome to State of the Environment South Africa
A report on the state of the environment for South Africa
02/09/2016
DSC 0062This report differs somewhat from its predecessors, in the sense that instead of adopting a scenarios-based approach, the thinking developed around the future environmental state has been crystallized using an ‘impact mapping’ tool within the trends in environmental data and socio-economic policy directions that have emerged since the advent of democracy in South Africa in 1994. The aim of this approach was to highlight critical areas, where debates and interventions need to occur and which require understanding, co-ordination and co-operation across the different sectors and decision-making levels of society, from the individual and community level to the corporate and government level.

For more detailed information you are encouraged to read the comprehensice report. 


Measuring DEA’s Carbon Footprint - 2012/2013 Carbon Footprint Report
14/12/2014
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This report presents the carbon footprint of DEA in tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions for the financial year 2012/13. In the current 2012/13 carbon footprint report, 16 different emission sources (categorised under three scopes) were taken into account, calculated and verified.



To download the report please click here...


Environmental Sustainability Indicator - Technical Report 2011 released
25/04/2013
coverpage reduced sizeThe South African constitution recognises that everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and the right to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations. The 2011 Environmental Sustainability Indicator Technical Report aims to provide some information on the country's ability to protect its environment. The report further aims to provide an indication on whether the country is moving towards a future of environmental sustainability.  

To download the 2011 Environmental Sustainability Indicators report please click here


The Southern Africa Environment Outlook 2008
24/03/2010
 
Southern Africa Env Outlook
The Southern Africa Environment Outlook is an integrated assessment of the state and trends of key environmental resources, including land, freshwater, marine and coastal resources, forests and woodlands, and wildlife. The report showcases some of Southern African Development Community’s work and achievements over the past 10 years.

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State of the Climate in 2008
14/10/2009
State of Climate 2008
According to State of the Climate in 2008, a special supplement to the August, 2009, issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, the global mean temperature in 2008 was slightly cooler than that in 2007; however, it still ranks within the 10 warmest years on record.



Request for comments on the 1st Draft of the 3rd South Africa Environment Outlook report
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The Department of Environmental Affairs is in a process of compiling the 3rd South Africa Environment Outlook (SAEO) report. The main purpose of the report is to provide relevant and useful information on environmental issues to the public and decision-makers, in order to raise awareness and support more informed environmental management decisions that lead to improved sustainable use and conservation of environmental assets. As with the previous SAEO report, the 3rd report utilises the Drivers-Pressures-State-Impact-Responses (DPSIR) Model to evaluate persisting and emerging issues in nine thematic areas that are considered crucial to the South African environment and context.

To this end, the following draft chapters could be downloaded for comments:

This is the opportunity to provide expert insights into the issues raised in the draft chapters. Comments should be submitted to Amampye@environment.gov.za or Ondhlovu@environment.gov.za by 22nd January 2018.


If there are any further queries regarding the project or process, please feel free to contact: 

Ms Anna Mampye
Environment House
473 Steve Biko Road
Arcadia EXT 06
Pretoria
0001

Email: Amampye@environment.gov.za
Telephone: (+27) 012 399 9263



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