7.5 Partnering with Stakeholders
Climate change is an issue for all South Africans and Government is cognisant of the fact that the objectives set out in this policy can only be fully realised with the full participation of all key stakeholders and civil society organisations. The National Committee on Climate Change (NCCC) has been set up to ensure consultation with stakeholders from key sectors impacted by and/or impacting on climate change. The Committee advises on matters relating to national responsibilities with respect to climate change, and in particular in relation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto protocol and the implementation of climate change related activities. The National Economic Development and Labour Council (NEDLAC) should have climate change as a key component of its agenda, NEDLAC is considered as the forum where government comes together with organised business, organised labour and organised community groupings on a national level, and this platform will ensure that climate change policy implementation is balanced and meets the needs of all sectors of the economy. In addition, the specific sector capacities identified above will work in close cooperation with stakeholders in the implementation of their work.