The role of industrial policy in pursuing climate change mitigation objectives in South Africa

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Marquard, Andrew en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Burton, Jesse en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-27T13:52:20Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-27T13:52:20Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Burton, J. 2011. The role of industrial policy in pursuing climate change mitigation objectives in South Africa. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10175
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 81-87). en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This thesis has drawn on Fine and Rustomjee's (1996) notion of the Minerals-Energy Complex (MEC) as a tool to analyse the relationship between industrial policy, energy use, and climate change mitigation policy in the South African context. The analysis finds that the South African economy has clearly developed in response to sets of industrial incentives offered both pre- and post-apartheid, which have structured the economy in such a way that electricity-intensive industry have come to dominate exports and investment in the country, but with very little positive effect on socio-economic development. This structure has a detrimental effect on possible mitigation actions; firstly because with the current development trajectory, it will be very challenging to meet mitigation targets as laid out in the country's Long-term Mitigation Scenarios (LTMS), and secondly because the mitigation wedges outlined in the LTMS will require significant shifts in the approaches, types and range of industrial policy measures that the country uses. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Energy and Development Studies en_ZA
dc.title The role of industrial policy in pursuing climate change mitigation objectives in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Energy Research Centre en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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