If South Africa were to meet its global commitments to climate change, it would have to move away from fossil fuels, according to Happy Khambule, Greenpeace Africa's senior climate and energy manager.
Khambule is also a commissioner of the Presidential Climate Change Coordinating Commission. The commission last week presented its first report with recommendations on the country's Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to President Cyril Ramaphosa. The NDC essentially outlines South Africa's climate action commitments, aligned to the Paris Agreement's goal to limit global temperatures rising beyond 2 degrees Celsius. To limit global warming, countries aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions like carbon dioxide.