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June 2018
Green Economy Coalition (GEC), Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS), African Centre for a Green Economy
The Green Economy Barometer 2018: South Africa, produced by South African thinktanks the African Centre and Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) and supported by the Green Economy Coalition (GEC), provides a snapshot of the transition to a fair, green economy. It is drawn from evidence of policy progress as well as the insights of civil society organisations who are tracking the transition on the ground.
March 2018
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
The OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme recently undertook an international project on ‘Boosting skills ecosystems for greener jobs’ in four countries. This report looks at the work undertaken in the Western Cape (South Africa) in the aquaculture sector.
October 2015
Journal of Public Administration (International Water Management Institute)

The paper investigates the current practices of the green economy, and challenges and opportunities in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. The paper is based on a baseline study designed to gather data from key informants in Limpopo provincial, district and local municipalities.

October 2015
Urban Forum (Springer)

The global failure to develop in a sustainable manner has led to attempts to adopt green economy approaches in the context of poverty alleviation and sustainable development.

September 2015
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Gordon Institute of Business Studies (GIBS), University of Pretoria

While South Africa is the second largest economy in Africa and has a relatively high GDP per capita, poverty, (youth) unemployment, inequality, food insecurity and environmental degradation are some of the greatest challenges faced by the country.

June 2015
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

This report examines the specific industrial policy measures promoting a low-carbon transition in five focus countries, specifically Brazil, Germany, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea and South Africa, through a compilation of expert review studies.

June 2013
International Labour Organization (ILO)

This report addresses two of the defining challenges of the twenty-first century: achieving environmental sustainability and turning the vision of decent work for all into a reality.

May 2013
International Labour Organization (ILO)

By presenting a selected number of successful national experiences from 2012, the progress report illustrates the different levels at which the International Labour Organization (ILO)'s Green Jobs Programme operates.

April 2013
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

This paper presents examples of policies and programmes initiated by local governments that promote green jobs especially for women and youth.

February 2013
International Labour Organization (ILO)

This policy brief sets out the different methodologies available to assess the employment potential that green policies can offer and, in so doing, aims to help to focus policy decision-making in order to make it as efficient and productive as possible.

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