The green economy is the sum of all rands changing hands in the pursuit of reducing negative environmental and social impacts and advancing positive impacts.
It cuts across all sectors and flows up all value chains, from infrastructure and service delivery to renewable energy, water, and the circular economy; from mining, processing, and manufacturing to agriculture, food processing, and retail; from transport and logistics to construction, financial services, IT and communications; from tourism and conventions to leisure and entertainment – all actions, services, and projects that advance environmental sustainability make up the green economy.
At this moment the South African economy is at a crossroads. Can we crystallise our energy policy and overcome the energy crisis, by ending the inertia holding back investment in renewable energy and in the process catalyse new investment across the economic spectrum and rejuvenate employment opportunities in all sectors?
Quite apart from this one seminal question, many business and public sector leaders have been innovating and changing their operations from conventional approaches to smart new approaches, leap-frogging in some instances to brand new technologies, best practice and standards.
These stories are what the Green Economy Journal is all about. The Green Economy Journal’s objective is to highlight stories of innovation, success and thought leadership, that are advancing us towards a greener economy.
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