Sustainable Growth

Climate Change (42)

  • Year 2021
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Sandy Lowitt (TIPS)
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
A just transition finance roadmap aims to articulate a new end vision for the financial ecosystem which perfectly aligns lending and investment actions to idealised government environmental and social policies which support a net zero economy. Once a final vision is articulated, the roadmap provides routes and  signposts to arrive…

  • Year 2022
  • Organisation TIPS and WWW South Africa
  • Author(s) Farai Chireshe and Tjasa Bole-Rentel (WWF South Africa)
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The potential for biomass supply chains to provide alternative employment opportunities for people currently employed in coal trucking is vast. Side tipper trucker jobs are a low-hanging fruit as they are used both for the transportation of coal and the largest source of sustainable biomass in South Africa, namely invasive…

  • Year 2022
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Muhammed Patel
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
This paper seeks to add to the discourse on climate change mitigation in the petrochemical industry in South Africa, through a broad evaluation of the mitigation interventions available. For the purposes of the analysis, the scope is confined to the base and performance chemicals that are produced from the petrochemicals…

  • Year 2021
  • Organisation TIPS for the Presidential Climate Commission
  • Author(s) Muhammed Patel (TIPS)
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) is a multi-stakeholder body established by the President of the Republic of South Africa to advise on the country’s climate change response and pathways to a low-carbon climate-resilient economy and society.  TIPS research for the PCC included the technical report: Technical Report No. 1: A…
Wednesday, 05 January 2022

Governance and the Just Transition

  • Year 2021
  • Organisation TIPS for the Presidential Climate Commission
  • Author(s) Neva Makgetla (TIPS)
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) is a multi-stakeholder body established by the President of the Republic of South Africa to advise on the country’s climate change response and pathways to a low-carbon climate-resilient economy and society.  TIPS research for the PCC included the technical report: Technical Report No. 1: A…
Wednesday, 05 January 2022

The Just Transition in coal

  • Year 2021
  • Organisation TIPS for the Presidential Climate Commission
  • Author(s) Neva Makgetla (TIPS)
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) is a multi-stakeholder body established by the President of the Republic of South Africa to advise on the country’s climate change response and pathways to a low-carbon climate-resilient economy and society.  TIPS research for the PCC included the technical report: Technical Report No. 1: A…

  • Year 2021
  • Organisation TIPS for the Presidential Climate Commission
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) is a multi-stakeholder body established by the President of the Republic of South Africa to advise on the country’s climate change response and pathways to a low-carbon climate-resilient economy and society.  TIPS research for the PCC included the technical report: Technical Report No. 1: A…

  • Year 2021
  • Organisation TIPS for the Presidential Climate Commission
  • Author(s) Nokwanda Maseko
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) is a multi-stakeholder body established by the President of the Republic of South Africa to advise on the country’s climate change response and pathways to a low-carbon climate-resilient economy and society.  TIPS research for the PCC included the technical report: Technical Report No. 1: A…
Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Finance and the Just Transition

  • Year 2021
  • Organisation TIPS for the Presidential Climate Commission
  • Author(s) Sandy Lowitt (TIPS)
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) is a multi-stakeholder body established by the President of the Republic of South Africa to advise on the country’s climate change response and pathways to a low-carbon climate-resilient economy and society.  The Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) is a multi-stakeholder body established by the President of…

  • Year 2021
  • Organisation TIPS, tralac, Trade Advisory
  • Author(s) TIPS, tralac, Trade Advisory
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The European Green Deal (EGD) is a is a set of policy initiatives by the European Commission with the overarching aim of making Europe climate neutral by 2050. These policy initiatives aim to make all sectors of the European Union’s economy fit to contribute to the European Union reaching its…

  • Year 2021
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Sandy Lowitt (TIPS)
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
This working paper begins the process of framing a just transition narrative in the context of the South African financial system. It provides a brief overview of the current financial system in South Africa focusing on the structural fit of the finance system to the real economy, specifically in relation…

  • Year 2021
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
While the concept of a just transition dates back half a century, only recently has it entered the mainstream discourse. Its scope and application remain a source of debates and disagreements, with the term being already co-opted by various parties. The policy interventions required to effect and finance a just…

  • Year 2020
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Muhammed Patel
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
This case study focuses specifically on the emerging export opportunities for South Africa in the development of green hydrogen. This refers to hydrogen that is produced through the process of electrolysis that is combined with a renewable energy source of power. While green hydrogen development has gone through a number…

  • Year 2020
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The National Climate Change Response White Paper requires the development of Sector Jobs Resilience Plans (SJRPs). These plans aim to protect vulnerable groups that may lose their jobs or livelihoods as a result of climate change impacts, related either to physical effects or to the transition to alternatives.The proposals for…

  • Year 2020
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The National Climate Change Response White Paper requires the development of Sector Jobs Resilience Plans (SJRPs). These plans aim to protect vulnerable groups that may lose their jobs or livelihoods as a result of climate change impacts, related either to physical effects or to the transition to alternatives.The proposals for…

  • Year 2020
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The National Climate Change Response White Paper requires the development of Sector Jobs Resilience Plans (SJRPs). These plans aim to protect vulnerable groups that may lose their jobs or livelihoods as a result of climate change impacts, related either to physical effects or to the transition to alternatives.The proposals for…

  • Year 2020
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The National Climate Change Response White Paper requires the development of Sector Jobs Resilience Plans (SJRPs). These plans aim to protect vulnerable groups that may lose their jobs or livelihoods as a result of climate change impacts, related either to physical effects or to the transition to alternatives.The proposals for…

  • Year 2020
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The National Climate Change Response White Paper requires the development of Sector Jobs Resilience Plans (SJRPs). These plans aim to protect vulnerable groups that may lose their jobs or livelihoods as a result of climate change impacts, related either to physical effects or to the transition to alternatives.The proposals for…

  • Year 2020
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The National Climate Change Response White Paper requires the development of Sector Jobs Resilience Plans (SJRPs). These plans aim to protect vulnerable groups that may lose their jobs or livelihoods as a result of climate change impacts, related either to physical effects or to the transition to alternatives.The proposals for…

  • Year 2020
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The National Climate Change Response White Paper requires the development of Sector Jobs Resilience Plans (SJRPs). These plans aim to protect vulnerable groups that may lose their jobs or livelihoods as a result of climate change impacts, related either to physical effects or to the transition to alternatives.The proposals for…
Exports to China have fluctuated between 9% and 12% of South Africa’s exports between 2010 and 2020. South Africa’s main exports to China comprise metal products. China is the largest emitter of greenhouse gas (GHG), for both production and consumption. This stems mainly from coal-based electricity generation and mining. While…
South Africa’s top exports to India are coal, manganese, chemical wood pulp, platinum and spark-ignition engines. India is a key export partner of South Africa, accounting for 5% of exports over the 2010 to 2019 period. India’s transition towards increased consumption of domestic thermal coal and reduced thermal coal imports,…
Exports to Japan accounted for 5% of South Africa’s exports between 2010 and 2019. Production processes in Japan have been characterised by high fossil fuel use, especially following the Fukushima nuclear accident which saw nuclear power being substituted by fossil fuels. Japan’s climate change mitigation is centered on carbon capture…
South Africa chiefly exports agricultural products and metals to Russia. Exports to Russia account for 0.4% of South Africa’s global exports. Russia is the world’s fourth largest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Russia continues to invest in coal mining without any substantial climate change commitments. The country lacks a clear…
South Africa’s top exports to South Korea are iron ore, coal, ferroalloys and vehicles. Exports to South Korea accounted for about 2% of South Africa’s exports over the 2010 to 2019 period. South Korea has committed to a low-carbon energy policy and has set greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets of…
The European Union (EU) is a significant export destination for South African products. Between 2010 and 2019, exports to the EU averaged between 16% and 19% of South African exports. The main exports to the EU over this period were motor vehicles and metals. South African exports to the EU…

  • Year 2020
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Shakespear Mudombi (TIPS)
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The forestry value chain faces many challenges. These include rising costs for transportation, labour, raw material inputs, energy and imported raw materials, exacerbated by poor road infrastructure that contributes to high maintenance costs and inefficiencies. Increasingly, climate change is an additional stressor that demands transitioning from business-as-usual practices. There is…

  • Year 2020
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair (TIPS)
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
A global transition to sustainable development is under way and strengthening as a response to multiple socio-environmental crises, including the global impacts of climate change. From a trade and industrial perspective, this transition has implications on the composition and dynamics of entire value chains. This concerns what inputs are accessed, the…

  • Year 2020
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Sandy Lowitt (TIPS)
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Concrete is the most manufactured product on the planet. It is the second most consumed product after water.  Unfortunately, the manufacturing of Original Portland Cement (OPC), which accounts for 98% of global cement production, is highly energy intensive and involves a chemical process of converting limestone into clinker which releases…

  • Year 2020
  • Organisation TIPS for the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair and Kudzai Mataba (TIPS)
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
With greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions coming to the fore of nations’ climate policy concerns, the wine industry faces a new challenge. Viniculture (grape cultivation for winemaking) is directly susceptible to climate change impacts due to grapevines being highly sensitive to the surrounding environment, such as changes in weather patterns. In…
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