Official project name: Commercial Climate Change Risks and Opportunities in South Africa
Funder: British High Commission
Duration: May 2009 – November 2010
TIPS participated in a research project led by Camco, an international consulting firm specialising in climate change solutions, and financed by the British High Commission. This considered the indirect effects that climate change could have on South Africa's economy, ranging from impacts on the tourism sector, aviation and food exports, to commercial opportunities in low carbon technologies and the promotion of alternative carbon markets.
In addition to the main report, a series of 18 sectoral reviews and two case studies on the construction industry, and renewable energy and the draft Integrated Resource Plan for electricity, were produced.
A multi-stakeholder workshop was held in August 2009 to present the study and debate the effect that the climate challenge could have on the South African economy.
In May 2010, a Low Carbon Growth Seminar was hosted to disseminate the findings of the report to all relevant stakeholders.
Climate Change: Risks and Opportunities for the South African Economy – An Assessment of Mitigation Response Measures