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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 a close link between climate change and the forestry value chain. On the one hand, forests are affected by climate change physically through higher mean annual temperatures, changing precipitation patterns and more frequent and extreme weather events, and also economically through climate change related policy measures. On the other hand, forests help to mitigate climate change through sequestrating carbon if the forests are sustainably managed, but with land-use conversion and forest degradation, can contribute to climate change through more carbon emissions. Climate change thus represents both a challenge and an opportunity. As such, a proactive approach is required to harness the profitability associated with embracing sustainability. 

While climate change impacts have been assessed for various ecosystems across the world, the risk to industrial forestry plantations in South Africa is not yet well understood. The objectives of this report are to identify and explore the climate-compatibility in South Africa’s forestry value chain; and to suggest solutions to address the climate-compatibility problems in South Africa’s forestry value chain.

 

  • Year 2020
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Shakespear Mudombi (TIPS)
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Published in Climate Change

Climate change will have drastic impacts on South Africa’s economy and society, and the need to adapt is urgent. As the country embarks on a just transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient and environmentally-sustainable economy, an opportunity exists to develop domestic small, green businesses.

This report is part of a broader initiative on small business development in South Africa’s climate change space, by TIPS with support and funding from the Government of Flanders. The research comprises this main report, which summarises the research findings on the topic, as well as six case studies on South African-based entrepreneurs active in the adaptation space: AB Farms, EWEF-SusTech, Loo Afrique, MySmartFarm, Waste Intrique and Isidima.

Climate change adaption and small business – case studies

Mogale Maleka and Tumelo Pule: Using hydrophonics to enhance food security

Bulelwa Ntsendwana: Harnessing chemistry for sustainable development and women empowerment

Rori Mpete: Thinking outside the box – retrofitting water saving in conventional waterborne sanitation systems

Wolfgang von Loeper: Sustainable farming: ensuring food security while preserving the planet

Tshego Mpete: Embracing green opportunities in the water sector

Media article: Mail & Guardian 7 June 2019

Tip for Cabinet: Bet on innovators 

 

 

  • Year 2019
  • Organisation TIPS and Government of Flanders
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair, Shakespear Mudombi, Muhammed Patel
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Published in Climate Change

Climate change will have drastic impacts on South Africa’s economy and society, and the need to adapt is urgent. As the country embarks on a just transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient and environmentally-sustainable economy, an opportunity exists to develop domestic small, green businesses.

This case study is part of a broader initiative on small business development in South Africa’s climate change space, by TIPS with support and funding from the Government of Flanders. The research comprises a main report, Small Business Development in the Climate Change Adaptation Space in South Africa, which summarises the research findings on the topic, as well as six case studies on South African-based entrepreneurs active in the adaptation space: AB Farms, EWEF-SusTech, Loo Afrique, MySmartFarm, Waste Intrique, and Isidima.

Main report

Small Business Development in the Climate Change Adaptation Space in South Africa

Climate change adaption and small business – case studies

Bulelwa Ntsendwana: Harnessing chemistry for sustainable development and women empowerment

Rori Mpete: Thinking outside the box – retrofitting water saving in conventional waterborne sanitation systems

Wolfgang von Loeper: Sustainable farming: ensuring food security while preserving the planet

Tshego Mpete: Embracing green opportunities in the water sector

Media article: Mail & Guardian 7 June 2019

Tip for Cabinet: Bet on innovators 

  • Year 2019
  • Organisation TIPS and Government of Flanders
  • Author(s) Muhammed Patel
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Published in Climate Change

Climate change will have drastic impacts on South Africa’s economy and society, and the need to adapt is urgent. As the country embarks on a just transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient and environmentally-sustainable economy, an opportunity exists to develop domestic small, green businesses.

This case study is part of a broader initiative on small business development in South Africa’s climate change space, by TIPS with support and funding from the Government of Flanders. The research comprises a main report, Small Business Development in the Climate Change Adaptation Space in South Africa, which summarises the research findings on the topic, as well as six case studies on South African-based entrepreneurs active in the adaptation space: AB Farms, EWEF-SusTech, Loo Afrique, MySmartFarm, Waste Intrique, and Isidima.

Main report

Small Business Development in the Climate Change Adaptation Space in South Africa

Climate change adaption and small business – other case studies

Mogale Maleka and Tumelo Pule: Using hydrophonics to enhance food security

Rori Mpete: Thinking outside the box – retrofitting water saving in conventional waterborne sanitation systems

Wolfgang von Loeper: Sustainable farming ensuring food security while preserving the planet

Tshego Mpete: Embracing green opportunities in the water sector

Media article: Mail & Guardian 7 June 2019

Tip for Cabinet: Bet on innovators 

  • Year 2019
  • Organisation TIPS and Government of Flanders
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Published in Climate Change

Climate change will have drastic impacts on South Africa’s economy and society, and the need to adapt is urgent. As the country embarks on a just transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient and environmentally-sustainable economy, an opportunity exists to develop domestic small, green businesses.

This case study is part of a broader initiative on small business development in South Africa’s climate change space, by TIPS with support and funding from the Government of Flanders. The research comprises a main report, Small Business Development in the Climate Change Adaptation Space in South Africa, which summarises the research findings on the topic, as well as six case studies on South African-based entrepreneurs active in the adaptation space: AB Farms, EWEF-SusTech, Loo Afrique, MySmartFarm, Waste Intrique and Isidima,.

Main report

Small Business Development in the Climate Change Adaptation Space in South Africa

Climate change adaption and small business – other case studies

Mogale Maleka and Tumelo Pule: Using hydrophonics to enhance food security

Bulelwa Ntsendwana: Harnessing chemistry for sustainable development and women empowerment

Wolfgang von Loeper: Sustainable farming – ensuring food security while preserving the planet

Tshego Mpete: Embracing green opportunities in the water sector

Media article: Mail & Guardian 7 June 2019

Tip for Cabinet: Bet on innovators 

  • Year 2019
  • Organisation TIPS and Government of Flanders
  • Author(s) Shakespear Mudombi
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Published in Climate Change

Climate change will have drastic impacts on South Africa’s economy and society, and the need to adapt is urgent. As the country embarks on a just transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient and environmentally-sustainable economy, an opportunity exists to develop domestic small, green businesses.

This case study is part of a broader initiative on small business development in South Africa’s climate change space, by TIPS with support and funding from the Government of Flanders. The research comprises a main report, Small Business Development in the Climate Change Adaptation Space in South Africa, which summarises the research findings on the topic, as well as six case studies on South African-based entrepreneurs active in the adaptation space: AB Farms, EWEF-SusTech, Loo Afrique, MySmartFarm, Waste Intrique, and Isidima.

Main report

Small Business Development in the Climate Change Adaptation Space in South Africa

Climate change adaption and small business – case studies

Mogale Maleka and Tumelo Pule: Using hydrophonics to enhance food security

Bulelwa Ntsendwana: Harnessing chemistry for sustainable development and women empowerment

Rori Mpete: Thinking outside the box – retrofitting water saving in conventional waterborne sanitation systems

Tshego Mpete: Embracing green opportunities in the water sector

Media article: Mail & Guardian 7 June 2019

Tip for Cabinet: Bet on innovators 

  • Year 2019
  • Organisation TIPS and Government of Flanders
  • Author(s) Muhammed Patel
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Published in Climate Change

Climate change will have drastic impacts on South Africa’s economy and society, and the need to adapt is urgent. As the country embarks on a just transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient and environmentally-sustainable economy, an opportunity exists to develop domestic small, green businesses.

This case study is part of a broader initiative on small business development in South Africa’s climate change space, by TIPS with support and funding from the Government of Flanders. The research comprises a main report, Small Business Development in the Climate Change Adaptation Space in South Africa, which summarises the research findings on the topic, as well as six case studies on South African-based entrepreneurs active in the adaptation space: AB Farms, EWEF-SusTech, Loo Afrique, MySmartFarm, Waste-Intrique, and Isidima.

Main report

Small Business Development in the Climate Change Adaptation Space in South Africa

Climate change adaption and small business – other case studies

Mogale Maleka and Tumelo Pule: Using hydrophonics to enhance food security

Bulelwa Ntsendwana: Harnessing chemistry for sustainable development and women empowerment

Rori Mpete: Thinking outside the box – retrofitting water saving in conventional waterborne sanitation systems

Wolfgang von Loeper: Sustainable farming: ensuring food security while preserving the planet

Media article: Mail & Guardian 7 June 2019

Tip for Cabinet: Bet on innovators 

  • Year 2019
  • Organisation TIPS and Government of Flanders
  • Author(s) Shakespear Mudombi
Published in Climate Change