Submissions to Parliament and other government agencies

Submission to the Climate Secretariat on South Africa’s proposed updated NDC under the Paris Agreement 

On 29 April 2021 the Parliamentary Submissions Sub-Committee of the ELA and Animal Law Reform South Africa made a provisional joint submission to the Climate Secretariat of the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment on the proposed updated National Determined Contribution (NDC) of South Africa under the Paris Agreement. The focus of the submission is that the NDC does not address the mitigation challenges arising from the agricultural and fishing sectors. You can read the joint submission here.

Submission to the City of Cape Town on the Informal Trading By-Law

On 30 April 2021 the Parliamentary Submissions Sub-Committee of the ELA made a submission to the City of Cape Town on the Draft City of Cape Town: Informal Trading By-Law.

Among other things the submission addresses environmental injustice and spatial injustice issues arising from the By-Law for informal traders. The submission argues for equitable treatment of informal traders in line with the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996. The submission is available here.