SOUTH AFRICA (News release) -- Sappi Limited announces that Mr Valli Moosa has been appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa as deputy-chair and member of the inaugural Presidential Climate Change Coordinating Commission for South Africa. The Commission is chaired by the President.
The mandate of the commission is to advise on and facilitate a common understanding of a just transition towards a low-carbon, inclusive, climate change resilient economy and society, including matters of adaptation, mitigation as well as means of implementation. The commission comprises representatives from government departments and state entities, business organisations, labour, academia, civil society, research institutions and traditional leadership.
Mr Moosa is the lead independent director of the Sappi Limited Board and serves as chair of the Social, Ethics, Transformation and Sustainability Committee of the Board. He has previously served as South African Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, President of the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature), Chairperson of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development, and Host for the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development, amongst others.
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