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Carbon taxes and the attainment of emissions reductions targets in SA

A critical stocktaking of recent analyses and policies

The Working Group I report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), covering recent developments in the physical science of climate change, serves as a stark warning of the environmental dangers humanity faces.


In an Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) working paper, Professor Martin Gustafsson reviews South Africa’s carbon taxes and emission reduction targets aimed at bringing together the knowledge and sources non-specialists such as teachers and journalists may require to understand the complexities around the country’s obligations to reduce emissions, and the existing policies aimed at achieving this.

Please join us for an ISER Webinar in which Prof. Gustafsson will analyse inconsistencies across the various policies and consider the way forward.

DATE: Thursday 2nd September
TIME: 14h15
Professor Martin Gustafsson  
Associate professor, Research on Socio-Economic Policy (ReSEP) group, Department of Economics, Stellenbosch; Visiting Research Fellow, ISER, Rhodes University, South Africa.

Mr Gray Maguire
Carbon Project Manager at Climate Neutral Group, South Africa; Columnist for Business Day Live.

Professor Cyril Nhlanhla Mbatha  
Director, Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), Rhodes University