Chamber of Mines of South Africa

InfluenceMap Score
F
Performance Band
23%
Organisation Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Materials
Head​quarters:
Johannesburg, South Africa

Chamber of Mines of South Africa (Chamber of Mines) is actively and negatively lobbying climate change policy in South Africa. While evidence suggests possible approval of the UN Climate Agreement, the Chamber of Mines appears generally unsupportive of the need for ambitious climate regulations. It opposes significant GHG emissions reductions on the grounds that “reducing SA’s emissions will have a negligible impact on global emissions” and suggested in 2015 that ambitious GHG emissions targets are unnecessary for South Africa. The Chamber of Mines of South Africa is a prominent opponent of the South African carbon tax, in 2016 lobbying for a five-year delay of its introduction. In a 2015 consultation presentation to the Davis Tax Committee, the Chamber of Mines argued the carbon tax is “unnecessary and premature” and “would result in negative economic and social impacts”. Evidence further suggests the Chamber of Mines advocates for a high GHG emissions energy mix, lobbying government in 2014 to support the expansion of the South African coal industry in addition to backing the continuation of a fossil fuel subsidy in 2017.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency NS NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Climate Science Stance NS -2 NA -2 -2 -2 NA NA
Need for Climate Regulation NS -1 NA -1 -2 -1 NA NA
UN Treaty Support 0 0 NA NS NS NS NA NA
Transparency on Legislation -1 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Carbon Tax -1 -2 NA -2 -2 -2 NA NA
Emissions Trading NS NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Energy Efficiency Standards NS NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Renewable Energy Legislation NS NS NA NS NS NS NA NA
Energy Policy and Mix -2 NS NA -2 -1 NS NA NA
GHG Emission Standards NS NS NA NS -1 NS NA NA
Disclosure on Relationships 2 NS NA NA NA NA NA NA
Climate Lobbying Governance NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NS