Byline: JOCELYN NEWMARCH
'Late starter' SA urged to use green tax more Infrastructure and Environment Correspondent SA should introduce a carbon tax, and enforce other environmental taxes, according to this year's Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) survey released yesterday. SA, despite its status as a developing country, has relatively high emissions, both in absolute terms and per capita. The International Energy Agency ranked SA as the 18th largest emitter of CO from fuel consumption, ahead of countries such as Spain and the Netherlands.
Despite high poverty levels, SA's emissions per capita were at least 11 tons per person.