Oct 3, 2012

Lekker! A carbon tax in South Africa without the politics

South Africa's path to a carbon tax has been smoother than Australia's. The Climate Institute's Erwin Jackson chats with South African energy expert Harald Winkler to find out more.

Debate on climate change and carbon pricing in Australia has focused on what other wealthy nations are doing — but don’t forget South Africa. The developing country, which has per capita income (and per capita greenhouse gas emissions) about one-third of Australia’s, is due to start its economy-wide carbon tax in July.

Harald Winkler from Cape Town University’s Energy Research Centre (Winkler is a contributor to South Africa’s climate plan) explains the scheme …

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One thought on “Lekker! A carbon tax in South Africa without the politics

  1. Bill Hilliger

    Does that mean South Africa now rates higher on the investment sovereign risk scale than Australia? I feel so sorry for those mining companies. They won’t know where to turn to next. Maybe now they’ll just chance their sovereign risk luck in good ol’ Aussie.

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