6.1 Government

 

As discussed above, although climate change provides a changing context and new challenges to the way government does its work, the basic work remains the same and, hence, government’s roles and responsibilities remain the same.

However, in order to ensure that climate change considerations and the climate change responses outlined in this policy are fully mainstreamed into the work of government, all three spheres of government, all government departments and all state owned enterprises must –

  1. By 2012, conduct a review of all policies, strategies, legislation, regulations and plans falling within its jurisdiction or sphere of influence to ensure full alignment with the National Climate Change Response Policy.

  2. By 2014, ensure that all policies, strategies, legislation, regulations and plans falling within its jurisdiction or sphere of influence are fully aligned with the National Climate Change Response Policy.

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Linkages between other departments and policy

6.1
In implementation, to simply say that other departments must consider climate change trivialises the situation. Cooperative governance is a real challenge and limits the success of every policy developed, particularly regarding the environment. There is a definite need for cross-cutting implementation to capture benefits and opportunities across, and within, departments. Please define those linkages between other departments and this policy in its implementation to strengthen these governance outcomes.