Research & Policy

The following products have been produced under the Green Fund’s research funding programme, ‘Research and Policy to Advance a Green Economy in South Africa’:

Policy Briefs

Research Reports

Technical Reports

These are interim reports which detail the technical investigations which have been undertaken throughout the course of the research. The following technical reports are available for download:

Blignaut, J.N., De Wit, M.P., Knot, J., Midgley, S., Crookes, D.J., Drimie, S. & Nkambule, N.P. 2014. Sustainable agriculture: A viable option for enhanced food and nutritional security and a sustainable productive resource base in South Africa: An investigation. Baseline Review. Prepared for the Green Fund, Development Bank Southern Africa. Pretoria: ASSET Research.

Knot, J., De Wit, M.P., Blignaut, J.N., Midgley, S., Crookes, D.J., Drimie, S & Nkambule N.P. 2014. Sustainable farming as a viable option for enhanced food and nutritional security and a sustainable productive resource base. An investigation. Field report. Prepared for the Green Fund, Development Bank Southern Africa. Pretoria: ASSET Research.

Linkd Environmental Services, 2014. South African Cities Green Transport Programme: Local & International Status Quo Report. Prepared by LinkD on behalf of the Research Consortium: South African Cities Network, South African National Energy Development Institute and Linkd Environmental Services.  August 2014.

Linkd Environmental Services, 2015. Accelerating the Transition to Green Municipal Fleets. Prepared by LinkD on behalf of the Research Consortium: South African Cities Network, South African National Energy Development Institute and Linkd Environmental Services. March 2015.

South African Cities Network, 2015. South African Cities Green Transport Programme: A Business Case for CNG and Biogas as a Green Transport Fuel. Prepared by South African Cities Network, South African National Energy Development Institute, and LinkD Environmental Services. August 2015.

South African Cities Network, 2014. South African Cities Green Transport Programme: Accelerating the Transition to Green Municipal Fleets. Prepared by South African Cities Network, South African National Energy Development Institute and Linkd Environmental Services. October 2014.

South African Cities Network, 2014. South African Cities Green Transportation Programme: Local & International Status Quo Report. Prepared by South African Cities Network, South African National Energy Development Institute and Linkd Environmental Services. August 2014.

South African Cities Network, 2015. South African Cities Green Transportation Programme: Stakeholder Engagement Report. Prepared by South African Cities Network, South African National Energy Development Institute and Linkd Environmental Services. June 2015.

McKenzie, M, and Cartwright, A. 2015. Enhancing Ecological Infrastructure in the Greater uMngeni River Catchment Through Collective Private Sector Action. Draft Report. WWF-South Africa.

Pringle, C., Bredin, I., McCosh, J., Dini, J., Zunckel, K., Jewitt, G., Hughes, C., de Winnaar, G. and M. Mander, 2015, ‘An Investment Plan for securing ecological infrastructure to enhance water security in the uMngeni River catchment’, Green Fund, Development Bank of Southern Africa, Midrand

Nicholls, S. and Vermaak, M. 2015. It’s the Economy, Stupid. Framing a Conversation on the Green Economy. Literature Review. National Business Initiative and KPMG. Prepared as Part of a Research Project funded by the Green Fund, Development Bank of Southern Africa. (Part 1 0f 2) (Part 2 0f 2)

Saloogee, F, and Lloyd, J. 2015. Lithium Battery Recycling Process. Desktop Study. Prepared for Green Fund, Development Bank of Southern Africa. CM Solutions.

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (2015). Co-operative good practice guide in the waste sector: A guideline for co-operatives by co-operatives. Prepared by Wilma Strydom and Linda Godfrey. CSIR: Pretoria.