Opportunities to develop the lithium-ion battery value chain in South Africa The world of mobility is rapidly changing. The market for electric vehicle (EVs), in all their forms, is growing exponentially. Combined with technological disruptions in the energy space, the rise of EVs puts battery technologies at the core of sustainable development. Multiple…"
Published in Projects

  • Year January 2021
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson- Clair, Lesego Moshikaro and Lerato Monaisa (TIPS)
The world of mobility is rapidly changing. The market for electric vehicle (EVs), in all their forms, is growing exponentially. Combined with technological disruptions in the energy space, the rise of EVs puts battery technologies at the core of sustainable development. Multiple technologies and chemistries, with their respective advantages and shortcomings, are competing…"
Published in Policy Briefs

  • Year January 2021
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson- Clair, Lesego Moshikaro and Lerato Monaisa (TIPS)
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The world of mobility is rapidly changing. The market for electric vehicle (EVs), in all their forms, is growing exponentially. Combined with technological disruptions in the energy space, the rise of EVs puts battery technologies at the core of sustainable development. Multiple technologies and chemistries, with their respective advantages and shortcomings, are competing…"
Published in Climate Change

  • Year 2020
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Muhammed Patel
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
This case study focuses specifically on the emerging export opportunities for South Africa in the development of green hydrogen. This refers to hydrogen that is produced through the process of electrolysis that is combined with a renewable energy source of power. While green hydrogen development has gone through a number of historical waves…"
Published in Climate Change
Presentations Nick Robins, Professor in Practice – Sustainable Finance, Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics: Just Transition Welcome and Introduction Media ESI Africa 20 January 2021: How to finance the just energy transition in South Africa and India Engineering News 19 January 2021 Terrence Creamer: Project launched to define role of finance…"
Published in Launches
Exports to China have fluctuated between 9% and 12% of South Africa’s exports between 2010 and 2020. South Africa’s main exports to China comprise metal products. China is the largest emitter of greenhouse gas (GHG), for both production and consumption. This stems mainly from coal-based electricity generation and mining. While both China’s domestic…"
Published in Climate Change
South Africa’s top exports to India are coal, manganese, chemical wood pulp, platinum and spark-ignition engines. India is a key export partner of South Africa, accounting for 5% of exports over the 2010 to 2019 period. India’s transition towards increased consumption of domestic thermal coal and reduced thermal coal imports, combined with investments…"
Published in Climate Change
Exports to Japan accounted for 5% of South Africa’s exports between 2010 and 2019. Production processes in Japan have been characterised by high fossil fuel use, especially following the Fukushima nuclear accident which saw nuclear power being substituted by fossil fuels. Japan’s climate change mitigation is centered on carbon capture technologies, increasing energy…"
Published in Climate Change
South Africa chiefly exports agricultural products and metals to Russia. Exports to Russia account for 0.4% of South Africa’s global exports. Russia is the world’s fourth largest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Russia continues to invest in coal mining without any substantial climate change commitments. The country lacks a clear climate change mitigation…"
Published in Climate Change
South Africa’s top exports to South Korea are iron ore, coal, ferroalloys and vehicles. Exports to South Korea accounted for about 2% of South Africa’s exports over the 2010 to 2019 period. South Korea has committed to a low-carbon energy policy and has set greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets of 37% below business…"
Published in Climate Change
The European Union (EU) is a significant export destination for South African products. Between 2010 and 2019, exports to the EU averaged between 16% and 19% of South African exports. The main exports to the EU over this period were motor vehicles and metals. South African exports to the EU are at risk…"
Published in Climate Change

  • Year 2020
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair (TIPS)
This policy brief aims to lay the ground for a just transition in South Africa’s metals value chain as it pertains to climate change only. It contributes to understanding: a) the nature of the impacts facing the value chain; b) the characteristics of the stakeholders at risks (namely workers, communities and small businesses);…"
Published in Policy Briefs

  • Year 2020
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair (TIPS)
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
A global transition to sustainable development is under way and strengthening as a response to multiple socio-environmental crises, including the global impacts of climate change. From a trade and industrial perspective, this transition has implications on the composition and dynamics of entire value chains. This concerns what inputs are accessed, the processes that underlie…"
Published in Climate Change

  • Year 2020
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Sandy Lowitt (TIPS)
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Concrete is the most manufactured product on the planet. It is the second most consumed product after water.  Unfortunately, the manufacturing of Original Portland Cement (OPC), which accounts for 98% of global cement production, is highly energy intensive and involves a chemical process of converting limestone into clinker which releases massive quantities of…"
Published in Climate Change

  • Year 2020
  • Organisation TIPS for the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair and Kudzai Mataba (TIPS)
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
With greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions coming to the fore of nations’ climate policy concerns, the wine industry faces a new challenge. Viniculture (grape cultivation for winemaking) is directly susceptible to climate change impacts due to grapevines being highly sensitive to the surrounding environment, such as changes in weather patterns. In addition, the industry…"
Published in Climate Change

  • Year 2020
With greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions coming to the fore of nations’ climate policy concerns, the wine industry faces a new challenge. Viniculture (grape cultivation for winemaking) is directly susceptible to climate change impacts due to grapevines being highly sensitive to the surrounding environment, such as changes in weather patterns. In addition, the industry…"
Published in Climate Change
Daily Maverick - 3 April 2020 by Gaylor Montmasson-Clair (TIPS Senior Economist) Read online at Daily Maverick"
Published in TIPS In the News

  • Year 2019
  • Organisation TIPS, Caribbean Natural Resources Institute, Global Commission on Adaptation
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair, Muhammed Patel, Shakespear Mudombi (TIPS); Sasha Jattansingh, Ainka Granderson, Nicole Leotaud (Caribbean Natural Resources Institute)
Climate change impacts are being felt in low- and middle-income countries at an ever-increasing pace. The high dependency on climate-sensitive sectors as well as high vulnerability to climate change raise the need for quick responses and action. These climate events wreak havoc, ripping apart the fabric of societies, economies, and lives. Micro, Small,…"
Published in Climate Change

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation University Business School, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
  • Author(s) Pooja Pal
  • Countries and Regions India
Session 5: Carbon-intensive industries and sustainability"

  • Year 2017
  • Organisation Kabale University, Kabale, Uganda
  • Author(s) Jennifer Turyatemba Tumushabe
Session 8: Financing the sustainability transition"
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