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Climate Change (Amendment) Act 2023 – An Overview

The Climate Change (Amendment) Act, 2023 was enacted on 1 September 2023 and came into force on 15 September 2023. The Act has two main purposes. Firstly, it amends the Climate Change Act No 11 of 2016 to provide for the regulation of carbon markets and a framework for ca..

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Kenya: Insights on the Climate Change (Carbon Markets) Regulations, 2024: Key highlights

The long-anticipated Climate Change (Carbon Markets) Regulations, 2024 have been officially gazetted by the Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Forestry, representing yet another significant milestone in the establishment of a structured ..

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Webber Wentzel

South Africa takes bold step: Climate Change Bill receives parliamentary nod of approval

In a move towards fulfilling its international commitments and combating climate change head-on, South Africa has officially passed the Climate Change Bill. Both arms of Parliament - the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces, unanimously approved this cr..

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The Climate Change Amendment Bill is now law

On 1 September 2023, President William Ruto assented to the Climate Change (Amendment) Bill (National Assembly Bill number 42 of 2023), which amends the Climate Change Act, Number 11 of 2016.

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MMAN Advocates

The Evolving Regulatory Landscape of Climate Change in Kenya

Climate change poses significant challenges to Kenya, impacting various sectors such as agriculture, water resources, health, and infrastructure. The country is vulnerable to droughts, floods, and extreme weather events, which have adverse effects on food security, water ..

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Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

The Climate Change Act 2021: key points for consideration

In order to protect the Nigerian environment and ecosystem from the ravages associated with climate change and to achieve the reduction of greenhouse gas  emissions in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria signed the country’s  climate change bill into ..

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N. Dowuona & Company

The Impact of COP26 on Ghana's Energy Industry

The most immediate impact of Ghana’s COP26 commitments may be felt in the energy industry. Meeting Ghana’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) of reducing gas emissions by at least 15% by 2030 would require a greater shift to renewable energy sources, which may ..

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Key Aspects of South Africa’s much-anticipated Climate Change Bill

The Climate Change Bill [B9- 2022] was formally introduced to Parliament on 18 February 2022 by the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment. This comes more than three years after an earlier version of the Bill was first published for..

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Webber Wentzel

Climate Change Bill introduced in Parliament

On 18 February 2022, the much-anticipated Climate Change Bill (Bill), which was published for comment on 8 June 2018, was introduced in Parliament. The publication and introduction of the Bill to Parliament for consideration is in accordance with South Africa's impl..

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