JHB Roundtable – South Africa’s International Obligations: The Domestication of the Paris Agreement, 19 July 2016
On 19 July 2016 a roundtable on South Africa’s International Obligations: The Domestication of the Paris Agreement was organised by the CPLO in collaboration with Project 90 by 2030 and Youth @ SAIIA (South African Institute for International Affairs) at Wits University, Johannesburg. The speakers for the event were Mr Alex McNamara from National Business Initiative; Mr Teboho Tenyane and Ms Mpilo Shabangu representing SAIIA @Youth and; Ms Zandi Matonda from, Truter, Crous & Wiggill. Through this series of roundtable discussions held in Cape Town and Johannesburg, burning issues that most civil society organisations are concerned with when considering ways to domesticate the Paris Agreement (and international legal instruments at large) have been extracted; chief amongst most concerns is the extent to which civil society actors are included in the process.
Engaging discussion with youth participants on the Paris Agreement and the way forward for South Africa