- Sustainable Food System
DATE: 22nd September 2020
TIME: 15:00 CEST
How does South Africa’s COVID-19 recovery strategy support green industry?
How can specific green industrial policies support immediate and long-term recovery in South Africa and beyond?
How have green industrial policy interventions addressed inequality in South Africa?
How will South Africa’s green industrial policies help the country thrive in the economy of the future, for example in the automotive sector?
How can South Africa support green industrial transformation in the region?
On 22 September (3pm CEST) join us for a discussion on how green industry policy can stimulate low-carbon growth, boost competitiveness and create jobs, while helping to avert future crises with insights from South Africa. We will hear from experts from the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the University of Johannesburg.
This webinar will showcase the Green Economy Policy Review methodology from the United Nations Environment Programme and present the findings from its analysis of South Africa’s industrial policy framework.
You'll also learn more about the Global Opportunities for SDGs (GO4SDGs) initiative, which offers a range of services designed to support green industrial policy and trade, including the Partnership for Action on Green Economy's Green Industrial Policy and Trade Toolbox and Practitioner's Guide to Strategic Green Industrial Policy, and the Green Growth Knowledge Partnership's Green Industry Platform.
Tilman Altenburg, Head of Department, Sustainable Economic and Social Development, German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Samantha Ashman, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Johannesburg
Claudia Assmann, Programme Officer, Economy Division, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Vanessa Erogbogbo, Chief, Sustainable and Inclusive Value Chains, International Trade Centre (ITC)
Gerhard Fourie, Chief Director, Department of Trade and Industry, Republic of South Africa
Gaylor Montmasson-Clair, Senior Economist, Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS)
Check out more of the webinar series
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13 October 2020: Rebuilding Better: What's sand got to do with it?