24 June, South Africa - Forty-eight participants gathered at Environment House, Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) for a workshop which presented the key findings of the Green Economy Inventory for South Africa (GEISA). The Inventory is one of the inception activities of PAGE in South Africa and is expected to map and capture baseline information that can be used to track progress in the country’s transition to a green economy.
The workshop was centred around presentations on the key findings of the Inventory, such as the geographical and sectoral spread of green economy initiatives in South Africa, as well as a representation of the environmental, social and economic benefits emerging from green economy investments. Gaps and areas in need of support and intervention were also identified, including the role of the private sector in South Africa’s green economy transition.
The final GEISA report will be published in September 2016, and will be available for download from the websites of DEA and other key government partners, as well as the PAGE website.
pinpoint sustainability, as part of the GEISA project team - co-ordinated by Green Talent, presented an overview of the research methodology to the Forum.
The full press release can be viewed here.