“As the only African country represented in the G20 summit, South Africa’s membership provides an opportunity to influence key international policies that could have an impact on our economy, the region and the continent,” said Minister in the Presidency for Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe, on Thursday.
He was briefing media in Cape Town following Cabinet’s fortnightly meeting.
COP and MOP
He said Cabinet had approved the negotiating mandate for the South African delegation attending the Joint 10th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Vienna Convention and the 26th meeting of the Parties (MOP) to the Montreal Protocol on Substance that deplete the Ozone layer in Paris, France, from November 17 to 21.
“The protection of the environment for present and future generations is a priority and also the protection of the Ozone layer.
“The primary aim is to work towards environmentally sound management of chemicals in a sustainable manner,” Minister Radebe said.