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Strategy for a developmental green economy for Gauteng (2011)

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The GCRO’s work on the responses of cities and city-regions to the global financial crisis indicated that creating ‘green jobs’, and investing in a low carbon future, would be key to counter-cyclical spending world-wide. As a result the Gauteng MEC for Economic Development, Firoz Cachalia, asked GCRO to draft a ‘green economy’ strategy to feed into the evolving Gauteng Growth Employment and Development Strategy. GCRO co-ordinated the project, which involved Prof Mark Swilling and his team from the Sustainability Institute in Stellenbosch, colleagues from the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies, and Frank Spencer of G-Tech Energy. A detailed strategy - ‘A developmental green economy for Gauteng’ - was presented to the MEC for Economic Development in January 2010. This work was taken forward in late 2010 when the Department of Economic Development asked GCRO to lead a process of developing a 'Green Strategic Programme' for Gauteng.


Gauteng Provincial Government, Department of Economic Development (2011) Gauteng Growth Employment and Development Strategy (GGEDS). GPG

Spencer, F., Swilling, M., Everatt, D., Muller, M., Schulschenk, J., du Toit, J., Meyer, R. & Perce, W. (2010) Strategy for a developmental green economy for Gauteng. GPG

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