Anton Cartwright works with officials in the finance, environment and economic development units in the City of Cape Town.Read More
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.
Anton Cartwright May 22, 2015
What might South Africa be like in 2035? At a side event during COP17 in Durban in Dec 2011, hosted by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), two sustainable economy experts, Anton Cartwright and the late Peet Du Plooy, were asked to imagine visiting the audience from 2035, to tell about what […]