This report is the first OECD review of South Africa’s environmental performance.
It has been carried out as part of the OECD dialogue with South Africa as Key Partner.
The report evaluates South Africa's progress towards sustainable development and green
growth, with a focus on policies that provide incentives to protect South Africa's
exceptionally rich biodiversity and promote more effective and efficient environmental
management across different levels of public administration.
“Progress has been remarkable, and yet much remains to be done,” said Simon Upton, Director of the OECD’s Environment Directorate. “As it works to bolster economic growth and raise income levels, one of the key challenges South Africa faces is to integrate biodiversity considerations into its mining, energy, transport and coastal management policies.”