Climate governance: assessment of the government’s ability and readiness to transform South Africa into a zero emissions society

The CAT Climate Governance series seeks to produce a practical framework for assessing a government’s readiness - both from an institutional and governance point of view - to ratchet up climate policy and implement adequate transformational policies on the ground, to enable the required economy-wide transformation towards a zero emissions society. This report series seeks to produce a standardised and replicable approach to assessing a country’s readiness to decarbonise. To achieve this, assessed a number of possible indicators under four broad categories and ten criteria. Criteria are marked in bold text throughout this document. There are up to 33 indicators for national assessments and 20 for sectoral assessments.