Consider the varied and complex nature of the potential challenges that climate change
poses to policy makers. Identify and discuss one possible social or economic benefit to
South Africa of the successful implementation of the South African Climate Change
There will be more opportunities in clean energy, resilient and green buildings, and energy efficiency. This will increase new business projects to be undertaken in the country. It will thus increase the rate of employment, reducing the unemployment rates in the country. On the part of the tourism sector, there will be increased growth in the sector due to a regain of habitats and biodiversity, and due to changes in temperature, humidity, and reduced malaria risk. As a result of increased energy efficiency, there will be reduced costs of fuel which will be used to drive economic growth.