Business Unity South Africa (BUSA)

InfluenceMap Score
E
Performance Band
35%
Organisation Score
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Sector:
All Sectors
Head​quarters:
Johannesburg, South Africa
Official Web Site:
Wikipedia:

Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) has not lobbied heavily on climate change policy, apart from in strong opposition to a South African carbon tax. BUSA does not appear to support immediate greenhouse gas emissions reductions, urging inaction in South Africa as there is 'limited scope for industry to change its emissions profile'. BUSA has further argued that South Africa should not 'take a lead in climate change mitigation' as it contributes less than 1% of global emissions. Business Unity South Africa has been a prominent opponent of carbon tax proposals, criticizing plans in a 2013 consultation for potentially increasing electricity and business costs, supporting a delay in its introduction until beyond 2015. However, in a 2015 consultation BUSA continued to argue a tax would have a 'negative effect on economic performance' and not contribute towards a low-carbon transition.we'r

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Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Communication of Climate Science
NS NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Alignment with IPCC on Climate Action
NS NS NA -1 -2 NS NA NA
Supporting the Need for Regulations
NS NA NA NS NS NS NA NA
Support of UN Climate Process
NS NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Transparency on Legislation
-2 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Carbon Tax
NS -1 NA -2 -1 NS NA NA
Emissions Trading
NS NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Energy and Resource Efficiency
NS NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Renewable Energy
NS NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Energy Transition & Zero Carbon Technologies
0 NS NA NS 1 NS NA NA
GHG Emission Regulation
NS NS NA NS NS NA NA NA
Disclosure on Relationships
1 NS NA NA NA NA NA NA