Green Economy

  • Date Friday, 07 September 2018
  • Time 9.30-13.00
  • Venue TIPS Boardroom, 234 Lange St, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers HOSTED BY TIPS AND GREEN ECONOMY COALITION (GEC)
  • For enquiries or to register please contact natasha@tips.org.za
AGENDA 9:30 - 9:45: Opening and Welcome 9:45 - 12:00: Presentations and discussion of research findings Global trends in the circular economy: Experience from developing countries - Nilgün Tas (UNIDO) South Africa's experience with industrial symbiosis - Henry Nuwarinda, National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA)Tea Advancing the development of biomaterials in South Africa - Chistopher…"

  • 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, which summarises the…"
Published in Green Economy

  • 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, which summarises the…"
Published in Green Economy

  • 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, which summarises the…"
Published in Green Economy

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation TIPS and GEC
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
This paper assesses the state of play in South Africa at each level of policymaking, relying on a policy pyramid approach. The policy pyramid framework aims to merge both top-down and bottom-up approaches of policymaking in a dynamic and iterative fashion. At all levels, this method suggests a cooperative governance framework, gathering government…"

  • 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 and development. The…"
Published in Green Economy

  • Year 2017
  • Author(s) Shakespear Mudombi, TIPS Economist: Sustainable Growth
South Africa’s economic growth relies strongly on resource and energy-intensive sectors, which worsens the pressure on the environment and exacerbates the threat of climate change (Montmasson-Clair, 2012). The country is also grappling with high income inequality, unemployment and poverty levels. Economic growth has not been inclusive (Mayer et al, 2011). Related to this…"
Published in Policy Briefs

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation Wits School of Governance
  • Author(s) Mike Muller
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
 Session 9: Unpacking the water-energy-food nexus"

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation The Innovation Hub
  • Author(s) Ndidzulafhi Nenngwekhulu
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 10: Sub-national experiences and sustainability "

  • Year 2016
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 9: Energy Utilisation"

  • Year 2015
  • Author(s) Georgina Ryan
A global benchmarking of policy instruments for effective climate change mitigation demonstrates the need for a mix of policy measures. The optimal policy package is characterised by the complementarity of its policy components, and the recognition of context: the appropriateness of the mix of measures varies from country to country depending on unique sets of climate…"
Published in Policy Briefs

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation Emet Consulting / ACCORD Development Consulting
  • Author(s) Wolfe Braude
  • Countries and Regions South Africa, Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Session 8: Agricultural value chains in the region This paper expands a case study by Emet Consulting for the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) in 2014. The case study (Regulatory Constraints to the Development of a Fuel Ethanol Market in SADC) was a component of a project funded by Deutsche Gesellschaft…"

  • Year 2015
  • Author(s) Yohannes Gebretsadik; Charles Fant; Kenneth Strzepek
  • Countries and Regions South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Session 6: A regional approach to energy resources   This study develops a reliability assessment method of wind resource using optimum reservoir target power operations that maximises the firm generation of integrated wind and hydropower. This model is applied on the reservoir storages and hydropower system in the Zambezi river basin to demonstrate…"

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Anna James
Policy interventions at national and international scales are driving efforts to simultaneously reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide sustainable socio-economic improvements. The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is one such policy instrument implemented through the Kyoto Protocol under the international climate change regime. Questions remain particularly around how socio-economic development can be achieved and,…"
Published in TIPS Research Grant

  • Year 2014
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair; Georgina Ryan
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Policy Paper prepared for the Economic Development Department and the Department of Trade and Industry The impact of electricity price increases on the competitiveness of selected mining sector and smelting value chains in South Africa: Has it incentivised mining-related companies to invest in renewable energy, cogeneration and energy efficiency? This research project was jointly commissioned by…"
Published in Energy

  • 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. Overall it is…"
Published in Green Economy

  • Year 2012
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
In 2012, South Africa remains faced with the triple developmental challenge of unemployment, poverty and inequality. In addition, the country's current economic growth model is heavily resource and energy-intensive, aggravating pressures on the environment and the threat of climate change. The transition to a green economy, stemming from the concept of sustainable development,…"

  • 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 failures in democratic…"
Published in Green Economy

  • Project ASSET Research
  • Year 2012
  • Author(s) Marco Pauw
The principle that the person or the organisation responsible for pollution or environmental degradation should be responsible for the restoration of the affected ecosystem has been established in South African law. However, what constitute successful restoration remains a contentious issue. This policy brief considers two examples and make recommendations for improving the regulatory…"
Published in Policy Briefs

  • Project ASSET Research
  • Year 2012
  • Author(s) Helanya Fourie; David le Maitre
This policy uses the Agulhas Plain as an example to compare two different pos-clearing land-use options that can be used to support livelihoods in the area: restoring natural capital to allow wildflower harvesting, or using the land for bioenergy production. Authors: Helanya Fourie, Western Cape Department of Agriculture and ASSET Research, and David…"
Published in Policy Briefs
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