EMS FOUNDATION COMMENTS ON TEEPSA BLOCK 567 SCOPING REPORT

ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT FOR A PROPOSED OFFSHORE EXPLORATION WELL DRILLING IN BLOCK 5/6/7, SOUTH WEST COAST OF SOUTH AFRICA: TOTALENERGIES EP SOUTH AFRICA BLOCK 567 (PTY) LTD – COMMENTS ON SCOPING REPORT

The EMS Foundation is a registered Interested and Affected Party in respect of the proposed offshore exploration well drilling in block 5/6/7, South-West Coast, South Africa (“Project”).

SLR Consulting (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd (“SLR”) has been appointed by TotalEnergies EP South Africa Block 567 (Pty) Ltd (“TEEPSA”) as the environmental consultants for the Project and SLR is authorised to take responsibility for the public participation process (“PPP”) and to prepare the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (“ESIA”) on TEEPSA’s behalf.

On behalf of the EMS Foundation, Environmental Law Firm Cullinan and Associates, provided general overarching comments on the Draft Scoping Report which should be considered during the preparation of the ESIA, as well as

comments on the proposed Specialist Reports and certain additional aspects which the EMS Foundation submits must be considered in such reports during the ESIA stage to ensure that all relevant information on the Project is placed before the decision-maker.

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