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South Africa's Carbon Tax Set To Go Into Effect Next Week

President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the measure into law on Sunday. Some 40 countries have adopted various programs aimed at changing the price of carbon.

A carbon tax in South Africa will go into effect on June 1. President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the measure into law on Sunday, making South Africa one of about 40 countries worldwide to adopt a carbon-pricing program.

Proponents of the carbon tax say the true cost of carbon emissions, a key contributor to climate change, is not reflected in the price of fossil have argued that taxing carbon would result in a shift toward cleaner sources of energy.

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