Potential of South Africa's Green Finance Taxonomy to Contribute to the Economic Transformation towards Sustainability


Johannesburg and Online, 25.04.2023


German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS), Carbon Trust

This workshop will present the preliminary findings of a joint research project by IDOS, Carbon Trust, the University of Johannesburg, and the University of Stellenbosch on the South African Green Finance Taxonomy. The workshop will feature esteemed sustainable finance experts from government, private sector, and research who will comment on the findings and discuss the potential and future outlook of sustainability taxonomies.


Programme of the workshop

  1. Presentation of preliminary results
  2. Panel discussion with stakeholders on lessons learnt and the future outlook of the Green Finance Taxonomy
  3. Discussion of results and recommendations in breakout groups


Please note that the event will take place in person at the Maslow Hotel. Lunch will be provided following the workshop. We will also provide an option for online participation.

We hope that you will be able to join us for this important event as we explore the potential of South Africa's Green Finance Taxonomy to contribute to the economic transformation towards sustainability.


Background on the project

South Africa's Green Finance Taxonomy was released in April 2022 as a classification system that defines criteria for economic activities that are eligible to be defined as "green" or environmentally friendly. The potential of the taxonomy to contribute to the economic transformation towards sustainability depends on its adoption by stakeholders and its ability to attract the necessary investments.

As it is the case for many taxonomies that have been introduced globally in recent years, the South African taxonomy is still in an early stage of implementation and there has been no evidence so far on its impact. The research project thus aims to address the following research questions:

  1. What factors influence the adoption of the South African Green Finance Taxonomy by potential users?
  2. To what extent does the South African Green Finance Taxonomy have the potential to attract additional capital for sustainable investments?


For more information, please find the project flyer on the right hand side of the website. To register, follow the registration link on the right hand site.

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Datum / Uhr
25.04.2023 / 09:00 - 12:00


Maslow Hotel
located at Rivonia Rd &, Grayston Drive
Sandton, Johannesburg 2031


Photo: Dr. Kathrin Berensmann Project Lead & Senior Researcher

Dr. Kathrin Berensmann
Project Lead & Senior Researcher


E-mail Kathrin.Berensmann@idos-research.de


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