South Africa has stated its long-term climate ambitions to reduce emissions by 2030 through its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and the road map to achieving net zero emissions in the Low Emissions Development Strategy. The overarching objective of this project was to develop effective sectorial emissions targets (SETs) for governmental departments – inclusive of all seven environmental and nonenvironmental sectors. The development of these SETs required a detailed analysis of policies and measures (PAMs) to provide a clear view of the direction the country is headed and its progress in meeting its development needs.

OneWorld was part of a multidisciplinary team that included The Green House and Cambridge Econometrics; to address a number of distinct scopes. These included namely the review of the existing DFFE integrated model to improve the social, environmental, and economic modeling, updating the GHG Emissions Reduction Pathway mode, evaluation of PAMs, the construction of Development Pathways for 2050 and the development of SETs for 2023 to 2038.  Specifically, OneWorld was responsible for conducting and managing stakeholder engagement and consultation, training, and the development of narratives to support the development of SETs, and Development pathways.

Project Data


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)


South Africa


April 2023 to December2024
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