TIPS Development Dialogue on behalf of Partnership for Action on Green Economy
DESIGNING POLICY FRAMEWORKS FOR A CLIMATE-COMPATIBLE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT TRANSITION IN SOUTH AFRICA
The South African Government is progressively introducing the policy changes aimed at supporting the transition to a sustainable development pathway. These processes aim to manage a balancing act and a highly contested and fluid operating environment. This reinforces the need for robust and evidence-based planning and policymaking. Furthermore, the multi-layered and multi-faceted nature of the policymaking exercise, fraught with unknowns, uncertainties, incomplete information and external variables calls for an incremental, iterative and flexible approach. This session presents the state of play in South Africa, introducing a policy pyramid perspective, and proposes a practical way forward to design a climate-compatible industrial development pathway in South Africa.
PRESENTER: Gaylor Montmasson-Clair, TIPS
Gaylor Montmasson-Clair is a Senior Economist at TIPS, leading the institution’s work on Sustainable Growth. He holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Po) of Grenoble, France as well as a Master’s degree in Energy and Environment Economics from the Grenoble Faculty of Economics, France.
DEVELOPING GREEN TRADE AND INDUSTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA
The transition to a green economy is seen as an important tool to respond to the multiple developmental challenges in South Africa. In this context, the nexus of green industry and trade, and the identification and assessment of sectors that offer particular opportunities for green industrial development and trade, are core to this transition. This session presents preliminary findings on the identification of challenges and opportunities for advancing green industries and related trade opportunities in South Africa. The presentation will be followed by a facilitated discussion to further identify and assess economic sectors that offer particular trade opportunities (import substitution and/or export potential) from the perspective of green industrial development.
PRESENTERS: Christopher Wood and Shakespear Mudombi, TIPS
Christopher Wood is an Economist at TIPS, focusing on trade and industry policy. He holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies from the University of the Witwatersrand.
Shakespear Mudombi is an Economist at TIPS, focusing on sustainable growth issues. He holds a PhD in Environmental Management from the University of South Africa and a Master’s degree in Agricultural & Applied Economics from the University of Zimbabwe (with electives done at University of Pretoria).