GHG Emissions Reporting

Reporting data on the nature and amount of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in South Africa is essential for:

  • updating and maintaining the national greenhouse gas inventory;
  • South Africa meeting its reporting obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and instrument treaties to which it is bound; and
  • Informing the formulation and implementation of legislation.

Regulations have been promulgated to govern the reporting of data on GHG emissions on the National Atmospheric Emission Inventory System (NAEIS) of the Department of Environmental Affairs (Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting Regulations, Notice 275 dated 3 April 2017). The Regulations were accompanied by Technical Guidelines for Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Industry.

The first reports in terms of these regulations were due to be submitted by March 2018. The reported emissions will also inform the organisation’s liability for carbon tax which was implemented with effect from 1 June 2019.

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Aim and objectives of this course

The aim of this course is to provide participants with a thorough understanding of the GHG Emissions Reporting Regulations and the accompanying Technical Guidelines.

Specific objectives include:

  • Develop an insight into the importance of GHG emissions reporting;
  • Develop an understanding of the requirements for emissions reporting;
  • Develop a grasp of the consequences of non- or under reporting;
  • Develop an understanding of the technical guidelines that are applicable to the participant’s sector;
  • Develop the skills to draft a GHG emissions report; and
  • Develop an understanding of the link with carbon tax.

Who should attend

  • Business leaders
  • Board members and other executives
  • Corporate reporting managers
  • Sustainability managers
  • Carbon managers
  • Energy managers
  • Environmental managers
  • Practitioners (corporate and consultants) in the field of GHG emissions, reporting and carbon tax and credits
  • Officials from all tiers of government
  • Journalists covering climate change

Approach to the course

This course is highly interactive and includes:

  • Interactive presentations
  • Class and small group discussions
  • Practical exercises

Outline of the one-day course

The course covers the following topics:

  • Context of GHG emissions reporting
  • The background to and purpose of the Regulations
  • An overview of the application of the Regulations
  • The legal obligations to register, report and keep records
  • Offences for non-compliance
  • Who must report (emission sources)
  • What to report (emissions)
  • How to report (methodology)
  • Examples
  • Six short exercises
  • Where to from here: Carbon tax regime

The Technical Guidelines will be referred to specifically for the sectors in which the participants are operating.


The course is offered by Kevin Tarr-Graham, Director at Water Energy Carbon Consulting, in collaboration with Environmental and Sustainability Solutions.


Successful participants will receive an attendance certificate.

Related training

  • The topic of Greenhouse Gas emissions is covered in a series of three related courses.
    • The topic of Greenhouse Gas emissions is covered in a series of three related courses.
    • Day 1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting (this course)
    • Day 2: SA Carbon Tax Requirements
    • Days 3-5: GHG Emissions Inventory (ISO 14064-1) and GHG Projects, Trading and Offsetting (ISO 14064-2)

    Participants who register for all three courses simultaneously (4 days) are offered a reduced registration fee.


Register for the course on our website at  or contact:

Seakle Godschalk at or +27 (0) 82 395 7582

Maryna Möhr at or +27 (0) 82 882 7700

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