This book examines issues ranging from global and domestic climate change and sustainable energy issues to the mineral-energy complex issues that have given rise to local and sector-specific problems. Each chapter seeks to convey policy choices and recommendations, at the centre of which is a clear articulation of the need for an integrated mix of policy instruments in South Africa to mitigate emissions and promote the development of a low-carbon ecomy through the low-carbon and sustainable energy techlogies and low-carbon invation across various sectors of the ecomy. The central theme of the book is that discourse and policy action on the Green Ecomy should fully embrace a transdisciplinary approach that ackwledges social complexity and takes on board the multidimensional nature of the issues. The book ackwledges the impressive progress that South Africa has made in its procurement process for renewable energy. Yet, it also warns that long-term sustainability of such programmes depends also on maximising socio-ecomic impact, especially among communities previously marginalized in the country's historical socio-ecomic evolution.
Marie Blanche Ting Has Nine Years Working Experience In Areas Related To Sustainable Development, Energy, Climate Change And Science Policy. Saliem Fakir Is The Head Of The Policy And Futures Unit At The World Wide Fund For Nature, South Africa. Manisha Gulati Is An Energy Economist With The World Wide Fund For Nature (Wwf) South Africa. Simone Haysom Is An Independent Researcher. Lynn Krieger Mytelka Is Former Director Of Unu-Intech, The Netherlands, And Director Of The Division On Investment, Technology And Enterprise Development, Unctad, Geneva. Dr Velaphi Msimang Is The Former Chief Director: Hydrogen And Energy Subprogram At The Department Of Science And Technology. Lyndall Mujakachi Has Experience In Policy Development, Environmental Management, Local Economic Development And Disaster Management And Has Worked In The Sadc Region. Edison Muzenda Is A Full Professor And Head Of The Chemical, Materials And Metallurgical Engineering Department At Botswana International University Of Science And Technology. Radhika Perrot Is a Senior Researcher In The Knowledge Economy And Scientific Advancement (Kesa) Faculty At The The Mapungubwe Institute For Strategic Reflection (Mistra) In Johannesburg, South Africa. T. J. Pilusa Holds A Ph.D. In Mechanical Engineering From The University Of Johannesburg. Louise Scholtz Has An Mba, An M.Phil. In Sustainable Development And Planning, And Is Manager In The Living Planet Unit At Wwf-Sa. Ogundiran Soumonni Is A Senior Lecturer In Innovation Studies At The Wits Business School In Johannesburg, And A South