Sustainable Growth

Green Economy (18)

  • Year 2020
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair (TIPS); Shakespear Mudombi (TIPS)
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
As South Africa responds to COVID-19 as well as aims to stimulate the economy and job creation post the lockdown through an infrastructure-led package, an opportunity should not be missed to address many of the water and sanitation challenges in the country. This is much needed and would provide multiple benefits…

  • Year 2020
  • Organisation United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair and Gillian Chigumira (TIPS)
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
South Africa aims to transition to an inclusive green economy, combining economic development, social progress and environmental preservation. Both the economy and society remain, however, highly unsustainable. Targeting the transition to an inclusive green economy therefore signifies a massive and disruptive shift, commanding a new model of development. Industrial policy…

  • Year 2019
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Author Wolfe Braude (Emet Consulting), Gaylor Montmasson-Clair (TIPS)
Sugar is a key agricultural industry for South Africa, with sugarcane being the second largest South African field crop by gross value, surpassed only by maize. The industry generates R14 billion in revenues, with sugarcane farming contributing around 64% of this figure, employing up to 85 000 people across the…

  • Year 2019
  • Organisation TIPS and Department of Science and Innovation
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair (TIPS), Shakespear Mudombi (TIPS) and Georgina Ryan
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
In 2015, TIPS, at the request of the then Department of Science and Technology, undertook a project to define "green research and development (R&D)" and determine the levels of green R&D investment in South Africa. In 2019, TIPS was requested by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) to update…

  • Year 2019
  • Organisation Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE)
  • Author(s) Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) - Gaylor Montmasson-Clair, Christopher Wood and Bhavna Deonarain
Biomaterials – plastics and composite-like technologies derived from waste and plant matter – offer an opportunity to help reduce the environmental impact of traditional plastics, while safeguarding the economic contribution made by the plastics and chemicals industry. This report proposes an action plan and implementation strategy to further the development…
Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Green economy policies and strategies

  • Year 2019
  • Organisation Partnership for Action on the Green Economy (PAGE)
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair (TIPS)
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The third Partnership for Action on the Green Economy (PAGE) Ministerial Conference was held in Cape Town in January 2019. The theme of the conference was Advancing Inclusive and Sustainable Economies. More than 500 leaders and innovators from the government, private and the civil society sectors from more than 50…
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Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Inclusivity within the green economy

  • Year 2019
  • Organisation Partnership for Action on the Green Economy (PAGE)
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair and Shakespear Mudombi (TIPS)
The third Partnership for Action on the Green Economy (PAGE) Ministerial Conference was held in Cape Town in January 2019. The theme of the conference was Advancing Inclusive and Sustainable Economies. More than 500 leaders and innovators from the government, private and the civil society sectors from more than 50…
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  • Year 2019
  • Organisation Change Pathways and TIPS
  • Author(s) Anthony Dane, Dave Wright and Gaylor Montmasson-Clair
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The world is moving quickly towards electric vehicles (EVs). South Africa needs to prepare for this to manage the negative transition impacts and maximise the positive impacts. This policy brief explores the opportunity to develop a proactive policy framework that would shape and drive a just transition for the benefit of…

  • Year 2018
  • Organisation WWF South Africa and TIPS
UNLOCKING GREEN JOBS IN SOUTH AFRICA The Unlocking Green Jobs: A Catalytic Intervention was a two-year initiative and collaboration between the World Wide Fund for Nature, South Africa (WWF-SA) and Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS). Published reports include a synthesis report, Unlocking green jobs in South Africa: A catalytic intervention,…

  • Year 2018
  • Organisation WWF South Africa and TIPS
  • Author(s) Daryl McLean (Rhodes University, Environmental Learning Research Centre); Shakespear Mudombi (TIPS)
UNLOCKING GREEN JOBS IN SOUTH AFRICA The Unlocking Green Jobs: A Catalytic Intervention was a two-year initiative and collaboration between the World Wide Fund for Nature, South Africa (WWF-SA) and Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS). Published reports include a synthesis report, Unlocking green jobs in South Africa: A catalytic intervention,…

  • Year 2018
  • Organisation WWF South Africa and TIPS
  • Author(s) Mike Ward (Creating Sustainable Value) and Shakespear Mudombi (TIPS)
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
UNLOCKING GREEN JOBS IN SOUTH AFRICA The Unlocking Green Jobs: A Catalytic Intervention was a two-year initiative and collaboration between the World Wide Fund for Nature, South Africa (WWF-SA) and Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS). Published reports include a synthesis report, Unlocking green jobs in South Africa: A catalytic intervention,…

  • Year 2018
  • Organisation WWF South Africa and TIPS
  • Author(s) Nicola Jenkin (Pinpoint Sustainability) and Shakespear Mudombi (TIPS)
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
UNLOCKING GREEN JOBS IN SOUTH AFRICA The Unlocking Green Jobs: A Catalytic Intervention was a two-year initiative and collaboration between the World Wide Fund for Nature, South Africa (WWF-SA) and Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS). Published reports include a synthesis report, Unlocking green jobs in South Africa: A catalytic intervention,…

  • Year 2018
  • Organisation Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE)
  • Author(s) TIPS
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
A green economy industry and trade analysis: Assessing South Africa’s potential A global transition to sustainable development is under way as a response to multiple environmental crises, including the widespread impacts of climate change. South Africa has embraced the shift to a green economy to attain inclusive, equitable and sustainable growth…

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
This Working Paper is drawn from research by TIPS prepared for the Global Green Growth Institute, the Economic Development Department and the Department of Trade and Industry. The research explored the impact of electricity price increases on the competitiveness of selected mining sector and smelting value chains in South Africa,…

  • Year 2013
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Sustainlabour
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
This report is part of the project called the “Social Dialogue for Green and Decent Jobs. South Africa - European Dialogue on Just Transition” funded by EuropeAid's budget line SA/21.060200-01-08. The project has been cofunded by Sustainlabour. The Congress of South African Trade Unions – COSATU acts as partner organization.…

  • Year 2012
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
This paper investigates the potential to harness trade finance to foster the development of a green economy in developing countries. The world is facing multiple crises of sustainability: global financial crisis, climate change, and the overuse of natural resources. Many developing countries are additionally destabilized by poverty, disease, corruption, and…

  • Year 2011
  • Organisation IDC; BSA; TIPS
  • Author(s) Jorge Maia; Thierry Giordano
Joint report from Industrial Development Corporation, Development Bank of Southern Africa and TIPS In its recent green economy study, UNEP9 concluded that environmental sustainability and economic progress are not opposing forces and that significant benefits will flow from the greening of the world's economies. Greening generates increases in wealth, measured…

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Anton Cartwright
This paper maps developments in the energy, climate change adaptation and water sectors that have the potential to benefit the South African economic development process. Whilst the risks associated with environmental disasters form part of the analysis, the emphasis is on the concepts and emerging opportunities that could benefit South…