To inform the drafting of the white paper, the Department of Environmental Affairs commissioned research in five thematic areas. The draft outputs from this research are provided below. The research was independently produced, and the research papers should not be interpreted as reflecting the position of the Department.
- Financing Climate Change - Development Bank of Southern Africa
- Governance of Climate Change in South Africa - Development Bank of Southern Africa
- Mitigation - Energy Research Centre
- Adaptation - South African Biodiversity Institute
- Research and Technologies - Business Enterprises, University of Pretoria