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Mobilizing a local green economy – GreenCape in the Western Cape, South Africa

Countries and regions
South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
Action area


Case summary

Through its work across government, business, and academia, GreenCape has contributed to realizing significant private sector investment and employment in green business, technologies, and manufacturing in South Africa’s Western Cape province. This case study illustrates the sector development agency model and the specific approach used by GreenCape, with some key examples of successful initiatives. Further examples can be found in an Appendix with more Green Cape project results.

Planning and implementation activity
Developing and Implementing Policies and Measures, Financing Implementation
Institutions involved

GreenCape, Government of South Africa

Sectors and themes
Energy Efficiency, Integrated Energy Systems, Renewable Energy
Source details
LEDS Global Partnership

Results supported byUNDPWorld Resources InstituteTransparency partnership