5 out of 10 for South Africa’s transition to a green economy
The South Africa Green Economy Barometer 2018 provides a snapshot of the transition to a fair, green economy. It is drawn from evidence of policy progress as well as the insights of civil society organisations who are tracking the transition on the ground. One thing is clear: South Africa’s brown economic model is struggling.
South Africa’s economy is overly reliant on fossil fuel-based energy and transport systems and carbonintensive industries. These sectors are failing to provide enough jobs, with over 38% of the population currently unemployed.