Sustainable Growth

Climate Change (51)

  • Year 2022
  • Organisation TIPS and UK PACT
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair (TIPS), Muhammed Patel (TIPS) and Peta Wolpe (Independent).
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The just transition agenda aims at ensuring that vulnerable stakeholders are not negatively impacted by the transition, but are better off through it. Three key principles underpin the just transition agenda in South Africa. Distributive justice aims to address the direct impacts of the transition, such as the loss of employment and livelihood. Restorative…

  • Year 2022
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Sandy Lowitt (TIPS)
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The purpose of this paper is to consider how the multiple projects, programmes, measures, initiatives and investments that have been proposed to support a just transition for affected workers and communities in South Africa can be used to inform i) thinking about appropriate context specific codification and tagging; and ii)…
Overall the push for more electricity generation, particularly renewable energy generation, is likely to result in a significant increase in Wind Energy projects across the country. This is turn will drive demand for components and services needed for development and operations of wind plants. Given  this context, and to add…

  • Year 2022
  • Organisation TIPS and WWF South Africa
  • Author(s) Kate Rivett-Carnac
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The push for more electricity generation, particularly renewable energy generation, is likely to result in a significant increase in Solar PV projects across the country. This is turn will drive demand for the components and services. Given this context, and to add to the existing body of knowledge on the…

  • Year 2022
  • Organisation TIPS and WWF South Africa
  • Author(s) Kate Rivett-Carnac
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The Presidential electricity plan announced in July 2022, which is set to relax regulations for private generators and double the size of Bid Window 6 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme, is intended to drive more renewable energy uptake. This should in turn lead to an increase…

  • Year 2022
  • Author(s) Nicola Jenkin (Pinpoint Sustainability), Elize Hattingh (TIPS)
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
This report delves into the environmental sustainability of South Africa’s textile value chain, with a focus on the manufacturing components of the value chain. The aim is to inform the sector’s path towards climate compatibility. It provides a description of, and introduction to, South Africa’s textiles value chain, with an…

  • Year 2022
  • Organisation TIPS and WWF South Africa
  • Author(s) D.W. Wright
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Decarbonisation efforts in South Africa have focused on Eskom electricity generation and Sasol petrochemical production. However, given the absolute CO2 emissions associated with these operations, as pressure increases to decarbonise all sectors of the economy to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5⁰C by 2050, it will also be necessary…

  • Year 2022
  • Organisation TIPS and Just Urban Transitions
  • Author(s) Lauren Hermanus (Adapt), Gaylor Montmasson- Clair (TIPS), Muhammed Patel (TIPS) and Peta Wolpe (Independent).
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Improving the governance of the transition to a a low-emissions economy, across spheres of government and sectors, means local risks and opportunities must be foregrounded. In addition, the local government toolbox for advancing a just transition – the policies, regulations, functions and processes – must be characterised and interrogated even as these…

  • Year 2022
  • Organisation TIPS and Just Urban Transitions
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair (TIPS), Lauren Hermanus (Adapt), Muhammed Patel (TIPS) and Peta Wolpe (Independent).
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The report unpacks the historical trajectory of coal-dependent economies in Mpumalanga and charts possible futures by analysing potential economic opportunities. It covers the past and present economic structure of coal-based municipalities in South Africa, and unpacks existing assets and liabilities. It then looks forward by diving into possible economic activities that could provide…

  • Year 2021
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Sandy Lowitt , Itumeleng Mokoena (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 WWF 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…
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