South African Intergovernmental Climate Change Committee: The South African Constitution establishes cooperation between three spheres of government
South Africa
In order to operationalise cooperative governance, as outlined in their Constitution, the South African national government established an Intergovernmental Committee on Climate Change (IGCCC) to enable vertical cooperation on climate change through the exchange of information, consultation, and collaboration among the spheres of government (national, regional and local). Ministerial political (MINMEC) and technical (MINTECH) structures - alongside several multi-stakeholder technical working groups - were established to guide climate change work, to enhance government coordination and policy alignment, and to strengthen the provincial government’s role in providing support to local government, in line with the Intergovernmental Relations Act (IGR). The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) represents local governments in this intergovernmental system and advises and supports integration of climate action into local Integrated Development Plans. These structures for multilevel climate governance are reflected in the country's 2021 draft NDC, which sets out three key institutional arrangements to operationalize climate change adaptation through the adoption of a Climate Change Bill.
Outputs: Policy Integration, Social and Network Infrastructure
Outcomes: Knowledge Mobilization & Collaboration, Access/Influence
Target actors: State/Provincial Goverment, Local Goverment
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