South African policies to tackle climate change
South African policies are aligned to and include actions to address sustainable development and climate change. This was said by Acting Deputy Director General of Invest SA at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Mr Yunus Hoosen during the seminar for the promotion of Bankable Sustainable Development Goal Projects in Sandton earlier today. The seminar was hosted jointly by the dti and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
According to Hoosen, all key South African policies are aligned to and include actions to address sustainable development and climate change. He said that priority for South Africa is to address the triple challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment.
“The National Development Plan (NDP), National Growth Path (NGP) and the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) promote a globally competitive economy that produces and trades with the rest of the world in innovative and value added products and services. Even prior to the official adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, South Africa signed a Green Economy Accord between government, labour and civil society in 2011,” he said.