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July 2018
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The need to mainstream biodiversity into economic growth and development is being increasingly recognised and is now also firmly embedded in the Sustainable Development Goals.

May 2017
Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS), World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF)

The policy brief Climate Change Adaptation and Agriculture in South Africa: A Policy Assessment considers the extent to which South African policies and strategic plans adequately address climate change adaptation in the agricultural sector.

September 2015
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), Global Environment Facility (GEF)

The 'ProEcoServe' project assessed ecosystem services such as the provision of soil retention, shoreline protection, carbon sequestration and pollination, identifying almost US$1 billion of benefits in the four pilot countries of Chile, Trinidad and Tobago, South Africa and Viet Nam.

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.

August 2013
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
This study Green Economy Modelling Report of South Africa shows that investing in a low-carbon, resource efficient green economy is fundamental for South Africa’s sustained economic growth and well-being.
June 2013
African Development Bank (AfDB)
The Report shows that greening solutions not only result in environmental benefits, but also contribute to the economic development of Africa and meet social needs.
November 2012
Ecological Economics (Elsevier)

The restitution of parkland to the Khomani San “bushmen” and Mier “agricultural” communities in May 2002 marked a significant shift in conservation in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and environs in South Africa.

October 2012
Journal of Sustainable Development (Canadian Center of Science and Education)

Many protected areas are not successfully conserving biodiversity, often despite adequate management within their borders.