22 Novemer 2022 - South Africa congratulates Egyptian CoP27 Presidency for successfully hosting CoP27 session of the UNFCCC in Sharm el-Sheikh CoP27. The UNFCCC’s CoP27 Climate Conference opened with the Climate Implementation Summit that was convened by His Excellency Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil El-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt and attended by over a hundred world leaders.

21 November 2022 - Minister Barbara Creecy brief the media on outcomes of recent international climate change talks, the 27th Conference of Parties (CoP27), on Tuesday, 22 November 2022. South Africa, through the DFFE, participated at CoP27 to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Sharm el-Sheik, from 6-20 November 2022, under The Presidency of the Arab Republic of Egypt. 

21 November 2022 - Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister, Ms Barbara Creecy, has published the revised national list of ecosystems that are threatened and in need of protection. By listing the ecosystems that are threatened or in need of protection, anyone wanting to undertake any activity will require environmental authorisation to do so.  The list of ecosystems is used to support decision-making and to inform bioregional planning. 

 19 November 2022 - South Africa congratulates the Egyptian COP27 Presidency on the release of the draft outcomes text to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)’s Sharm    el-Sheikh Conference of Parties (COP27)


16 November 2022 - Following a two-week community mobilisation process in Western Cape communities, the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment has agreed to give fishing communities until the end of November 2022 to complete their verification forms for the small-scale fisheries’ rights allocation process in the Western Cape.