Financing Needs and Preconditions for the South African Renewables Initiative

  • Year: 2010

Official project name: Financing Needs and Preconditions for the South African Renewables Initiative (SARi)

Client: KfW Entwicklungsbank

Funder: KfW Entwicklungsbank

Duration: 30 August 2010 - 1 December 2010

Summary

In 2010, the KfW Entwicklungsbank commissioned a study to determine the feasibility of, and preconditions for, the South African Renewables Initiative (SARi) during the stage of its conceptualisation. Special attention was paid to the role that the German government could play as an international funder of SARi and the implications of this support for the German government, German businesses, and international climate change negotiations.

The project highlighted the scope, development and implementation efforts of SARi, with a particular focus on the possible avenues through which a collaborative role could be played by donor institutions and countries in the implementation of SARi. TIPS conducted the study in collaboration with the Ecologic Institute, a private not-for-profit thinktank for applied environmental research, policy analysis and consultancy, and IMBEWU Sustainability Legal Specialists (Pty) Ltd, to provide German and South African perspectives and knowledge. 

Photo: Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality

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