Comments on the Draft Carbon Tax Bill
ERC welcomes the Treasury's publication in November 2015 of draft legislation to implement a carbon tax in South Africa, and the opportunity to comment on the Bill. The Bill follows on an extensive process of considersation, including the earlier carbon tax policy paper (National Treasury 2013) and discussion document (National Treasury 2010). ERC took the opportunity to comment on the earlier documents, based on our own extensive research on carbon pricing. We are pleased to see that Treasury is moving from policy to lay a legal basis for the carbon tax. We offer these further comments in the hope that they may contribute to the implementation of a well designed and environmentally effective carbon tax. Click here for the full set of comments.