The State of Green Technologies in South Africa
The report outlines the development, distribution and use of green technologies in energy, water, waste and sanitation in South Africa. Other sectors investigated include industry, mining, agriculture, information and communication technology, health, transport and buildings. The study looked at the South African landscape in terms of policies enabling the development and adoption of green technologies. The report concludes with several recommendations to improve the social and economic environment for research and development in green technologies, and the dissemination and uptake of these technologies. This report is the result of the deliberations of a panel of eight notable South African and international experts in various fields such as water and waste management, energy and mining. The panel was assisted by a number of researchers. In addition, a public workshop entitled ‘Green Technologies: Drivers, Barriers and Gatekeepers’ was also used as a forum to gather information.