Anton’s focus is on finding fiscally and financially tenable ways of linking existing scientific research on the value of Cape Town’s natural environment and the benefits of climate change mitigation with city-scale decisions and resource allocations. Central to this approach is the use of fiscal instruments and market regulation to produce new ways of reducing environmental risk and creating local employment. His PhD research delves beneath the superficial hype of the green economy to explore ways in which economic theory can assist cities in becoming more resource efficient, low carbon and socially inclusive. In this role he is linking theoretical concepts of capital, growth, risk, markets and innovation to the socio-ecological imperative of a green economy.