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Green Economy Scoping Study: Modelling Report of South Africa (SAGEM) - Focus on Natural Resource Management, Agriculture, Transport and Energy Sectors

— sector: Agriculture, Chemicals and waste management, Conservation and biodiversity, Energy efficiency, Forestry and natural resource management, Renewable energy, Transport, Water management
— theme: Employment and socio-economic policies, Environment and climate, Industry (greening of)
— country: Other Countries, Other Regions
— type: Reports

This study assesses potential opportunities and options to promote a green economy in South Africa, with a focus on key economic sectors. The evaluation was led by Stellenbosch University and the Sustainability Institute of South Africa, in cooperation with the Millennium Institute. It presents a modelling exercise that compares a scenario of investments directed to “business-as-usual” (BAU) with scenarios of investments allocated to four critical sectors for a transition to a green economy in South Africa, using UNEP Threshold 21 World model.

Author/Editor
UNEP
Publishing Year
2013

This study assesses potential opportunities and options to promote a green economy in South Africa, with a focus on key economic sectors set out by South Africa’s National Development Plan – Vision 2030. Commissioned by UNEP, the assessment was led by Stellenbosch University and the Sustainability Institute of South Africa, in cooperation with the Millennium Institute.

It presents a modelling exercise that compares a scenario of investments directed to “business-as-usual” (BAU) with scenarios of investments allocated to four critical sectors for a
transition to a green economy in South Africa, namely: natural resource management, agriculture, transport and energy, using UNEP Threshold 21 World model.

The findings from this assessment using the parameters of economic growth, poverty, employment, resource efficiency and climate change, show that the strengthening of natural resource management and environmental protection is fundamental for sustained economic growth and well-being.

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