Party to the Convention: Yes
Party to the Protocol: Yes
UNFCCC Status: Non Annex I
Voluntary 2020 Reduction Target: 34% (BAU)
Voluntary 2025 Reduction Target: 42% (BAU)
National Communication: First National Communication


The BASIC countries and Cancun
Article by Guest Contributor: Adalberto Maluf The fourth meeting of the BASIC country ministers (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) on climate change took place in Rio de Janeiro on the 25t... Read more
South Africa's Minister of Tourism tipped for UNFCCC top job
South Africa’s Minister of Tourism, Marthinus van Schalkwyk, and former Minister of Environmental Affairs has emerged as one of the frontrunners to replace Yvo de Boer as chief of the United Nations... Read more
‘No money, no deal’; will developing nations take a hard stance at Copenhagen?
Fever is rising for Copenhagen, as delegates and key global players in the climate field descend on the Danish capital in readiness for the official opening of the 15th Conference of the Par... Read more
African countries to receive over $1 billion in climate finance
The announcement, made by the World Bank on the sidelines of the UN climate meeting taking place in Barcelona, will bring music to the ears of the millions of Africans suffering from climatic changes.... Read more
Financing change – can the Roundtable in Cape Town deliver hope before Copenhagen?
With hopes fading for a comprehensive climate treaty as the clock ticks down to Copenhagen, increasing focus will be placed on interim measures and incremental agreements that can be formalised at Cop... Read more