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Measuring DEA’s Carbon Footprint - 2012/2013 Carbon Footprint Report
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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.

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The Department of Environmental Affairs, as custodian of the environment, has taken the lead to publish it’s carbon footprint disclosure report, thereby setting an example for similar disclosure efforts by other national departments.

It is our responsibility to maintain the integrity of the environment, a role that is undertaken within the broader socio-economic context of the country with the ideal to lead by example. It is well understood that South Africa is amongst the highest emitters of global greenhouse gases, largely due to our fossil fuel driven economy, the Department, as a responsible institution, seeks to minimize its impact on the environment.

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