Climate change is an integral part of the EU's strategic partnership with South Africa.
Climate issues are regularly discussed at the highest political level at the annual EU-South Africa Summits and at negotiators' level at UN climate conferences. As chair of the G77 and China group, South Africa played a key role in the adoption of the historic Paris Agreement.
The South African Minister of Environmental Affairs is a member of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), with which the European Commission holds a separate, regular dialogue on climate change. Five meetings have been organised in 2013-2015.
South Africa aims to limit emissions and adapt to climate change through measures included in its intended nationally determined contribution (INDC) to the Paris conference, such as:
The country expects international support for the implementation of these measures.