Green economy modeling report for South Africa

SI Team: Professor Mark Swilling, Blake Robinson
Status: Complete
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This report assessed potential opportunities and options to promote a green economy, with a focus on key economic sectors as set out by the South Africa’s National Development Plan – Vision 2030. A modelling exercise compared scenarios of investments directed to business-as-usual, with scenarios allocated to four critical sectors to a green economy in South Africa, namely: energy, agriculture, transport and natural resource management. The findings of the study showed that strengthening natural resource management is fundamental for sustained economic development and societal well-being.


Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (South Africa), United Nations Environment Programme
Green Economy