Fossil fuel groups 'destroying' climate talks: NGOs

2019-12-07 10:08

Oil and gas groups were accused on Saturday of seeking to influence climate talks in Madrid by paying millions in sponsorship and sending dozens of lobbyists to delay what scientists say is a necessary and rapid cut in fossil fuel use.

OPINION: Carbon tax revenues could be harnessed to help South Africa's poor

2019-06-01 16:00

The negative impacts of climate change increase as the temperature increase – and the poor suffer the most, say Harald Winkler and Andrew Marquard.

Will SA’s carbon tax lighten the load?

2019-05-30 09:52

South Africa’s carbon tax bill came into effect on 1 June. And while a commitment to reducing our carbon footprint is commendable, this law might not have the desired effect. finweek contributor Mariam Isa reports.

New Carbon Tax gets roasted by AA, Cosatu

2019-02-21 12:44

There has been negative reaction to Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's announcement that the Carbon Tax Bill will come into effect on June 1.

5 things you need to know about the Carbon Tax bill

2018-11-24 16:02

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni introduced the Carbon Tax bill to Parliament for consideration this week. Here's what you need to know.

Carbon tax - the latest tax on the poor

2018-06-13 16:46

Many objections and reservations have been raised regarding the tax - and it's no wonder in many countries renewables and the carbon tax are known as a tax on the poor, writes Rob Jeffery.

Fears that carbon tax could limit SA economy

2018-03-14 21:00

Concerns raised in the public comments on the draft carbon tax bill include the adverse effect it will have on the SA economy.

Meat taxes seen joining carbon to help curb emissions

2017-12-12 09:26

Move over, taxes on carbon and sugar: the global levy that may be next is meat.

Carbon tax laggards may pay dearly, cautions environmental firm

2017-01-12 17:57

All businesses, even smaller ones, should start positioning themselves for future carbon-related legislation, says sustainability consultancy ERM South Africa.

‘Don't stress’ about carbon tax

2016-11-13 05:59

Treasury research claims massive effect and little economic damage, but is it so?


Eskom says carbon tax could cost R11.5 billion a year in 2023

2019-07-10 08:03

South Africa’s troubled state-owned power utility has yet another thing to worry about - a big carbon tax bill expected to kick in from 2023.

Carbon tax revenues could be harnessed to help South Africa's poor

2019-06-01 07:00

Companies in South Africa will now pay a small amount each time they emit a ton of greenhouse gases. Putting a price on carbon is a key way of responding to the climate emergency.

Govts trying to squeeze more out of companies due to tax revenue pressures – expert

2019-03-17 08:24

Corporates must prepare to feel the pinch from various quarters as governments face mounting pressure to collect tax revenue, says an expert at Schroders.

Don't hold SA's economy hostage to high-carbon companies

2018-12-03 20:35

The Finance Minister recently tabled the Carbon Tax Bill in Parliament. Louise Naudé of WWF unpacks the state of play.

Business and climate change: It's complicated

2018-08-04 09:45

It is too easy to dismiss the concerns raised by business on the carbon tax with the usual rhetoric that business does not want to address climate change, says Jarredine Morris.

SA moves towards renewables – but not everybody’s happy

2018-05-15 16:09

The energy sector is expecting major changes as government signs new independent power producer contracts and sets a date for carbon tax to be implemented.

Carbon bill drops the ball on actual taxes

2018-01-07 06:05

A second draft of the Carbon Tax Bill has pushed out the actual imposition of the new tax and significantly reduced the tax burden in real terms.

How many billionaires would it take to save the planet?

2017-07-27 08:34

Bloomberg's Robin Hood Index has calculated what slice of each top billionaire’s fortune would be needed to buy all the carbon credits required to offset all domestic greenhouse gas emissions in their home country over a year.

Carbon tax: SA can't afford it, says economist

2016-11-25 06:42

A carbon tax will be damaging to South Africa’s existing industrial economy, which in turn will have severe consequences for economic growth, says a senior economist.

Carbon offsets will make SA economy greener - Treasury

2016-06-20 13:04

Government's proposed carbon offset system is in line with efforts to help South Africa become a low carbon, greener economy, according to National Treasury.

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