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Climate Change and Air Quality Regulatory Workshop

January 28 @ 08:00 - January 29 @ 17:00

South Africa has committed to ambitious greenhouse gas emission targets and environmental legislation relating to air emission management which is wide ranging and stringent.

These developments pose a potential business risk to South African organisations already operating in a competitive local and global context.

Yet, a good understanding of the law and the ability to translate legal requirements effectively in a business context offers business opportunities to the informed and forward thinking.

This course provides an overview of the legal context and creates the opportunity to engage in practical and sustainable ways to manage air emissions in the business environment.

Who should attend?

  • SHE & AIR Quality Practitioners,
  • Risk Managers
  • Environmental Managers
  • Compliance & Operational Officers
  • Engineer
  • Project Planners
  • General Managers Responsible for Air Quality & GHG Reporting (Including with a view for carbon tax liability)
  • Environmental Consultants and ISO 14001 Auditors

Training includes:

All programme materials and handouts
Issuing of certificates on completion of programme Refreshments and meals

Contact details:

Price per delegate: R8000

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Course presenters

Andrew Gilder

Andrew is a Director of Climate Legal, with 17 years’ legal practice experience specialising in climate change (mitigation and adaptation), climate finance and development, carbon markets, carbon tax, environmental and energy law, policy and governance. Andrew is admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa (Gauteng and Western Cape) and holds a BA LLB (University of Natal –now KwaZulu-Natal) and LLM (Marine and Environmental Law, University of Cape Town).

He has practical experience which expands over a range of African jurisdictions and including advice to public and private sectors on the development and implementation of climate change, climate finance, carbon markets, carbon tax, environmental and energy law, policy and governance as well as regulatory and transactional advice to industries, foreign embassies and municipalities on the implementation of infrastructure development projects.

Related to his work on climate change, he is deeply involved with consideration of air quality legal issues in South Africa and the evolving domestic legal regime for power generation. His practical experience includes advising government, businesses and industries on climate change policy development and its implications, including climate change business risks and opportunities, assessing commercial relationships against evolving climate change policy and regulation and related contracts, as well as advising on, negotiating and drafting of commercial contracts required to secure financial and logistical positions in the carbon market. Originally trained as an environmental lawyer,

Andrew has considerable expertise in all areas of environmental legal practice and his practical experience extends to advising on authorisations required for the implementation of greenhouse gas mitigation projects and providing process advice for obtaining and managing the set of authorisations required for operational projects, including numerous waste to energy projects.

He is responsible for drafting South Africa’s Climate Change Bill. Andrew has been recognised as a leading lawyer by PLC Which Lawyer? 2012 –Environment (South Africa) as well as Best Lawyers (Environmental Law) 2019 and 2020 and is the co-editor and co-author of South Africa’s first comprehensive treatise on climate change law and governance.

Bridget Hughes

Bridget has extensive experience in environmental research, environmental auditing and safety, health and environmental (SH&E) consulting. Her work has taken her throughout South and southern Africa, Australia and South America. Specifically, Bridget has been a project manager in the successful implementation of a range of management systems both nationally and internationally.

Bridget is also a member of the Environmental Law Association of South Africa. Bridget’s core expertise lies in the management of, and participation in, SH&E system development and implementation in accordance with internationally recognised management system standards as well as the planning, development and implementation of integrated management systems. In addition she has specific skills in the development and facilitation of customised SH&E and risk management training and awareness programmes.

Bridget joined Implex in 2008. Her responsibilities include legal compliance and management system consulting, training, auditing, and management system development and implementation, nationally as well as internationally. She is an accredited assessor with the ETDP SETA.


January 28 @ 08:00
January 29 @ 17:00
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Emperors Palace
64 Jones Road, O.R. Tambo, Kempton Park, 1620
Ekurhuleni, Gauteng 1620
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011 928 1000
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