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This page contains green economy-related resources such as research documents, policies, reports, and case studies from across the public, private and civil society environment. 

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Green Economy Learning Workshop Series for Decision-makers: Government, Business and Investors

In partnership with the City of Cape Town, GreenCape piloted a series of workshops aimed at bringing Green Economy Awareness for Decision Makers. The workshop series aimed to assist in accelerating green economic innovation and growth.

The information in these videos will assist influencers with green economy decision-making. They provide a great overview of the green economy, as well as the different sectors.

An outline and links to the modules can be found below;

Generalist Module

This module includes learning the following:

  • What is meant by a green economy, through economic development and social inclusion lens;
  • What principles and conditions are intrinsic in green economic development and how these are relevant in a South African context;
  • The South African government’s position for green economy development;
  • The policy and legislative environment for green economy development in South Africa; and
  • Opportunity sectors for green economy development and green jobs in South Africa.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2BCTNIDsxQ 

Specialist Module – Water

This module on water includes learning about water management and the following:

  • Why water matters;
  • How water is managed (in Cape Town);
  • The value of a green economy for water (in Cape Town and South Africa);
  • Key stakeholders for the water sector;
  • Opportunities for service delivery and economic growth in the water sector.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8WlBlVzl5M 

Specialist Module - Energy

This module on Energy looks at the sub-sectors of utility-scale energy, small-scale embedded generation (SSEG), and electronic vehicles; the opportunities and barriers for increased economic and social value.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcgYhCcFVZ8 

Specialist Module – Waste & Circular Economy

This module on Waste and the Circular Economy highlights the value of the Waste sector and how circular economy principles can unlock very exciting opportunities for increased economic and social value.

The module includes learning the following:

  • Why waste matters;
  • How waste is managed (in Cape Town);
  • The value of waste (in Cape Town and South Africa);
  • Key stakeholders for the waste sector;
  • The principles of a circular economy;
  • The potential business models of a circular economy; and
  • Opportunities for service delivery and economic growth in the circular economy.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LNr2534FJc 

Market Intelligence Reports

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GreenCape, through the support of the Western Cape Government, has released their 2021 market intelligence reports on various green economy sectors. Through close working relationships with businesses, investors, government, and academia, the sector desks are in a unique position to collect, create, and disseminate free market intelligence on the green economy.

Market intelligence reports (MIRs)

Who are they for? The reports are written for investors and businesses who are currently active or interested in green economy sectors in the Western Cape and South Africa.

What's in them? Each report provides an overview of the market within a sector, including key developments and achievements, the key players, legislation and regulation, market opportunities and challenges, funding opportunities, and an overview of general green economy investment opportunities.

Access these reports below:

Water MIR 2020-21.pdf (pdf, 9.43 MB)

Market Intelligence Reports

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GreenCape, through the support of the Western Cape Government, has released their 2020 market intelligence reports on various green economy sectors. Through close working relationships with businesses, investors, government, and academia, the sector desks are in a unique position to collect, create, and disseminate free market intelligence on the green economy.

Market intelligence reports (MIRs)

Who are they for? The reports are written for investors and businesses who are currently active or interested in green economy sectors in the Western Cape and South Africa.

What's in them? Each report provides an overview of the market within a sector, including key developments and achievements, the key players, legislation and regulation, market opportunities and challenges, funding opportunities, and an overview of general green economy investment opportunities.

Access these reports below:

 Department of Economic Development & Tourism 

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The Green Economy Chief Directorate at the Department of Economic Development and Tourism is responsible for the economic coordination of the Green Economy with a specific focus on the Water and Energy sectors. 

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Are you a business in the Green Economy looking for support and advisory services?

This portal is dedicated to the open-source digital directory of support services available specifically for green businesses in South Africa. The digital directory is a free public resource and consists of information on services, programmes and opportunities available to entrepreneurs in the green economy. The Support Services available from various organisations are grouped under the categories below.

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Access the Green Business Support Services Directory here:  www.greendirectory.co.za 

GreenCape Green Economy Resources

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GreenCape is a non-profit organisation that supports businesses and investors in the green economy to remove barriers to establishment and growth, and supports local, provincial and national government to build a resilient green economy. 

They have a significant amount of resources across the green economy space, ranging from policy briefs, to case studies to webinars. You can also visit and browse their website: www.greencape.co.za

The GreenCape online resource library

GreenCape provides credible, quality resources to assist investors, businesses and others interest or working in the green economy. The tools and resources are grouped by focus area, and type, for easy access.

Access the Greencape online resource library here.

GreenCape YouTube Library

You may also want to visit GreenCape's YouTube library where you can find recorded versions of webinars, workshops and other useful videos on the Green Economy. 

Access the Greencape YouTube library here.

GreenCape Social Media

To keep up to date with the latest reports, case studies, market intelligence, workshops, webinars and more, take a look at GreenCape's social media:

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