South Africa has welcomed the sixth and much-anticipated Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) evaluation report into climate change.

We said that the choice must be to prevent deforestation and create conditions that allow the protection of forests and biodiversity.

Monday’s evaluation report is the third in a series of reports which are due to be adopted in the IPCC 6th assessment cycle.

The report indicates that the world is not on track to net zero CO2 emissions by 2050.

The updated NDC includes not only Africa’s first adaptation announcement but also updated reduction goals for 2025 and 2030.

Developing countries that contribute less to climate change must volunteer.

The country’s 2030 reduction target has been upgraded from being at 398-614 Mt CO2-eq to a range of 398-510 Mt in 2025, and most significantly, it is now at 398-614 Mt CO2-eq, which would be within the range of 350-420 Mt CO2-eq.

We need climate finance to support world access to cleaner technologies that will substitute coal.


Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most populous continent, after Asia in both cases. At about 30.3 million km2 including adjacent islands, (wikipedia)

Rhinoceros poaching in Southern Africa

Rhinoceros poaching in southern Africa is the illegal act of slaughtering rhinoceros in the southern African countries of Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa, (wikipedia)

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