Implications of a carbon tax and offset system for agriculture in South Africa
The South African Government has committed to reducing GHG emissions by 34% by 2020 and 42% by 2025 (National Climate Change Response Policy 2011). Part of the strategy to drive this is enforcing a carbon tax. Although the agricultural carbon tax is scheduled for the end of 2020, and therefore exempted from the first phase, the sector will still indirectly be affected.
Agri SA’s Commodity Chamber presented the 'Implications of a carbon tax and offset system for agriculture in South Africa' to the Department of Environmental Affairs, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and National Treasury.