SABS Releases SATS 14092: South Africa's Climate Change Adaptation Framework
September 24, 2023
SATS 14092 Introduction: The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) has introduced SATS 14092 (2023), a technical specification that aids local governments and communities in South Africa to prepare for and manage the impacts of climate change. It aligns with the global ISO TS 14092 standard and focuses on conducting vulnerability, impact, and risk assessments.
Climate Change Monitoring: SATS 14092 outlines the establishment of dedicated task teams responsible for monitoring various climate change-related parameters, including sea levels, humidity, precipitation, flooding, wind patterns, landslides, and more. Continuous monitoring allows local governments and communities to adapt their operations effectively and mitigate climate change risks.
Not a Regulatory Document: SATS 14092 is not a regulatory framework but a comprehensive tool to identify and address climate change risks. It encourages local entities to plan and adapt proactively, emphasising the importance of developing adaptation plans and strategies to enhance climate resilience.