Green Economy
Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Green entrepreneur research survey

  Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS), an economic policy research institute based in Pretoria, is conducting research with the Green Economy Coalition (www.greeneconomycoalition.org) aimed at better understanding the challenges faced by South Africa’s local green/social entrepreneurs. TIPS is inviting all Green and Social Entrepreneurs/Small Businesses in South Africa to participate in an online…"
Published in Projects

  • Date Tuesday, 03 November 2020
  • Venue Webinar
  Presentations and reports Muhammed Patel - TIPS Presentation: National Employment Vulnerability National Employment VulnerabilityAssessment (NEVA) and Sector Jobs Resilient Plans (SJRP): Coal value chain Report: Sector Jobs Resilience Plan: Coal value chain Pulane Mafoea Nkalai - Sam Tambani Research Institute Presentation: Energy Mix choices and the protection of workers’ interests in South Africa…"

  • Year 2020
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Shakespear Mudombi (TIPS)
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The forestry value chain faces many challenges. These include rising costs for transportation, labour, raw material inputs, energy and imported raw materials, exacerbated by poor road infrastructure that contributes to high maintenance costs and inefficiencies. Increasingly, climate change is an additional stressor that demands transitioning from business-as-usual practices. There is a close link…"
Published in Climate Change

  • Date Tuesday, 29 September 2020
  • Time 10:00-12:00
  • Venue Zoom Meeting
  • For enquiries or to register please contact See link
  • Organisation TIPS
South Africa, a carbon-intensive economy, has initiated a transition to a more sustainable development pathway. While this is centred on the energy sector, the transition is an economy-wide transformation. In a highly unequal society like South Africa, the need for a just transition which would empower vulnerable stakeholders has emerged as an imperative.…"

  • 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 Report by TIPS and Change Pathways for the DTIC and NAAMSA
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair (TIPS), Anthony Dane (Change Pathways), Lesego Moshikaro (TIPS)
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The world of mobility is rapidly evolving worldwide. Technological developments are notably enabling the diversification of drivetrains, away from traditional internal combustion engines (ICE) towards electric and other alternative motors. While EVs still account for a marginal share of global vehicle sales, the shift is evident in leading markets. All forecasts point to…"
Published in Green Economy

  • Year 2020
  • Author(s) Shakespear Mudombi (TPS) and Gaylor Montmasson-Clair (TIPS)
As South Africa responds to COVID-19 and aims to stimulate the economy and job creation post the lockdown through an infrastructure-led package, an opportunity should not be missed to address many of the water and sanitation challenges in the country. This is much needed and would provide multiple benefits, not only for the…"
Published in Policy Briefs

  • Year 2020
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair (TIPS); Shakespear Mudombi (TIPS)
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
As South Africa responds to COVID-19 as well as aims to stimulate the economy and job creation post the lockdown through an infrastructure-led package, an opportunity should not be missed to address many of the water and sanitation challenges in the country. This is much needed and would provide multiple benefits not only to…"
Published in Green Economy

  • Year 2020
  • Organisation United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair and Gillian Chigumira (TIPS)
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
South Africa aims to transition to an inclusive green economy, combining economic development, social progress and environmental preservation. Both the economy and society remain, however, highly unsustainable. Targeting the transition to an inclusive green economy therefore signifies a massive and disruptive shift, commanding a new model of development. Industrial policy is core to…"
Published in Green Economy
Business Day - 26 May 2020 by Gaylor Montmasson-Clair (TIPS Senior Economist) and Jesse Burton (Senior Associate at E3G and the University of Cape Town). Read online at Business Day"
Published in TIPS In the News

  • Year 2019
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Author Wolfe Braude (Emet Consulting), Gaylor Montmasson-Clair (TIPS)
Sugar is a key agricultural industry for South Africa, with sugarcane being the second largest South African field crop by gross value, surpassed only by maize. The industry generates R14 billion in revenues, with sugarcane farming contributing around 64% of this figure, employing up to 85 000 people across the growing and milling…"
Published in Green Economy

  • Year 2019
  • Organisation TIPS and Department of Science and Innovation
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair (TIPS), Shakespear Mudombi (TIPS) and Georgina Ryan
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
In 2015, TIPS, at the request of the then Department of Science and Technology, undertook a project to define "green research and development (R&D)" and determine the levels of green R&D investment in South Africa. In 2019, TIPS was requested by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) to update and, where possible,…"
Published in Green Economy
Engineering News - 23 January 2020 by Tasneem Bulbulia Read online at Engineering News"
Published in TIPS In the News
Daily Maverick - 22 January 2020 by Gaylor Montmasson-Clair (TIPS Senior Economist) Read online at Daily Maverick"
Published in TIPS In the News

  • Year 2019
  • Organisation TIPS and GEC
  • Author(s) Bhavna Deonarain, Kelello Mashiane (TIPS)
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
This paper addresses which measures South Africa can implement to achieve and manage a meaningful and sustainable transformation of the country’s transport sector. Focussing on the passenger transport industry, it investigates the state of transport in South Africa and reviews existing measures undertaken towards transforming the sector using the improve and shift framework,…"

  • 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
Business Day - 31 October 2019 by Gaylor Montmasson-Clair (TIPS senior economist) Read online at Business Day."
Published in TIPS In the News

  • Year 2019
  • Organisation Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE)
  • Author(s) Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) - Gaylor Montmasson-Clair, Christopher Wood and Bhavna Deonarain
Biomaterials – plastics and composite-like technologies derived from waste and plant matter – offer an opportunity to help reduce the environmental impact of traditional plastics, while safeguarding the economic contribution made by the plastics and chemicals industry. This report proposes an action plan and implementation strategy to further the development of the sector…"
Published in Green Economy
Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Green economy policies and strategies

  • Year 2019
  • Organisation Partnership for Action on the Green Economy (PAGE)
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair (TIPS)
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The third Partnership for Action on the Green Economy (PAGE) Ministerial Conference was held in Cape Town in January 2019. The theme of the conference was Advancing Inclusive and Sustainable Economies. More than 500 leaders and innovators from the government, private and the civil society sectors from more than 50 countries met to…"
Published in Green Economy
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