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June 2018

One thing is clear: South Africa’s brown economic model is struggling.

March 2018
Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS)
This analysis Green Economy Industry and Trade Analysis: Assessing South Africa's Potential focuses on the development of new trade opportunities for green industries in South Africa, both for import substitution and for exports.
March 2018
UN-REDD, Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife, Republic of Kenya
This report Improving Efficiency in Forestry Operations and Forest Product Processing in Kenya- a viable REDD+ Poicy and Measures analyses whether increased efficiency in forestry operations and forest product processing and utilization are relevant REDD+ policies and measures for the Government of Kenya, with the potential to attract public and/or private investments to enable REDD+ implementation.
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.
March 2018
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Informal economic activities across much of sub-Saharan Africa provide crucial cash income and employment for both rural and urban populations.

March 2018
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), Global Environment Facility (GEF)
This briefing Regional briefing on National Adaptation Plans - Africa in Focus aims to provide a brief overview of National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) experiences in these sub-Saharan African countries, highlighting emerging issues, challenges and opportunities – with a focus on the countries whose delegates participated in the workshop.
February 2018
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Forest business incubation is a support process that accelerates the successful development of sustainable businesses in forest landscapes. There is much to develop. The aggregate gross annual value from smallholder producers within forest landscapes may be as much as US$1.3 trillion.

February 2018
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
This report National Green Export Review of Ethiopia: Leather and Sesame Seeds reviews global trends in the leather and sesame sectors, their role to the national economy, and Ethiopia's export policy framework, performance, and competitiveness in these sectors. In addition, the report also presents SWOT analysis that indicates remaining challenges and barriers that constrain performance in these sectors.
January 2018
Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)
The paper Aligning Energy Development and Climate Objectives in Nationally Determined Contributions looks at how four specific developing countries are aligning their energy policies with their NDCs, or missing key opportunities to do so, and they raise questions about how governments could do things differently.
January 2018
Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
There is growing interest in the role that private finance could play in supporting agricultural adaptation in sub-Saharan Africa. This discussion brief What Roles Could Private Actors Play in Agricultural Adaptation in Sub-Saharan Africa? Insights from Publicly Funded Projects examines the role of private actors in publicly funded agricultural adaptation projects in this region.

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