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National Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting regulations (within National Environment Management: Air Quality Act (39/2004)

South Africa Current 2017

The purpose of the National Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Regulations is to introduce a single national reporting system for the transparent reporting of greenhouse gas emissions, which will be used to maintain a National Greenhouse Gas Inventory, allow South Africa to meet its UNFCCC reporting obligations and to inform the formulation and implementation of legislation and policy.

Issuer name

Department of Environmental Affairs

Government ministry


More information

The emission sources and data providers who are covered by the Regulations are set out in Annexure 1 and Regulation 4. The sectors covered include energy, transport, industry, agriculture and forestry. The Regulations also set out the reporting requirements, calculation methodology, verification procedure (to be carried out by the National Inventory Unit) and penalties (which include fines and imprisonment).

Reporting resources


Organizations covered by the instrument

All Companies

ESG coverage - E (Environment)

Climate & GHG emissions




South Africa


Africa & Middle East

Date of publication


Issuer type

Governments (governmental department, agency)

Reporting requirements

Public law and regulation

Mandatory or voluntary


The geographical scope


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