Free State Climate Change

Adaptation Strategy Review

The purpose of this webpage is to provide stakeholders

with information on upcoming engagements,

past events and key documents

Free State Climate Change Adaptation Strategy Review

The purpose of this webpage is to provide stakeholders

with information on upcoming engagements,

past events and key documents

Latest Project News

There are a number of public consultation events planned during the climate change strategy review process. 

 

1) Validation of the Free State Climate Change Adaptation Response Plan and Implementation Plan Public Consultation – 16 November 2023

The purpose of this fourth consultation meeting will be to validate updates made to the revised FS Climate Change Adaptation Response Strategy and Implementation Plan 2023.

  • Date: 16 November 2023
  • Time: 09:00
  • Venue: Environmental Education Centre, Naval Hill Planetarium, Bloemfontein
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Project Background

The South African Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DFFE) with the support of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) have commissioned the project: Technical review of Climate Change Adaptation Response Strategies For Free State and Mpumalanga Provinces in support of the implementation of the National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy. The aim of the project is to “review and update the Climate Change Adaptation Response Strategies for Free State and Mpumalanga Provinces, ensuring alignment with the latest climate information and with relevant policies, and plans

Comments Welcome
  • A copy of the 2017 Free State Climate Change Adaptation Strategy can be accessed here.
  • A copy of the Baseline Review Report can be accessed here
  • A copy of the draft Vulnerability Assessment Report can be accessed here

If you would like to make comments on these documents, please download a copy and send your comments to admin@urbanearth.co.za

Past Meetings

The section below provides a summary and resources from previous project meetings. 

 

1) Online Public Consultation 28th March 2023

 

The purpose of this consultation event was to inform stakeholders of the review process being conducted, present a summary of the current climate change strategy and activities in the Free State (the Baseline) and identify additional stakeholders to participate in the review process. The first public consultation took place online on the 28th March 2023.

Download the meeting presentation here: 20230328 – Free State First Stakeholder Engagement Presentation.

2) Vulnerability Assessment Public Consultation – 13 June 2023

 

The purpose of this second consultation meeting was to discuss the revision of the Free State Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment.

  • Date: 13 June 2023
  • Time: 10:00 to 15:00
  • Venue: Environmental Education Centre, Naval Hill, Bloemfontein

Download the meeting presentation here: 20230613 – Free State Consultation Event Presentation

Download the meeting minutes here: 20230613 – Free State Consultation Event Minutes

3) Climate Change Strategy Development Public Consultation – 05 October 2023

 

The purpose of this third consultation meeting was to discuss the revision of the Free State Climate Change Adaptation Strategy.

  • Date: 05 October 2023
  • Time: 09:00
  • Venue: 8th Floor Auditorium, OR Tambo House, Cnr St Andrews and Markgraaf Street, Bloemfontein

Download the meeting presentation here: 20231005 – Free State Consultation Event Presentation

Download the meeting minutes here: 20231005 – Free State Strategy Stakeholder Consultation Minutes