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Executive Course in Green Economy Modelling

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The GIBS /Economic Modelling Academy (EMA) partnership recognises the importance of economic modelling as advanced analytical and decision-making tools for forward looking entities to ensure well-trained, knowledgeable, and responsible leadership. EMA provides focused, applied and comprehensive training to enable leaders to better understand and use economic models more productively and skilfully.

This course will empower you and your organisation to use critical and quantitative insights about how environment changes and policies affect your business, industry and economy.

Modelling allows users to evaluate complex situations, simulate impact of “what if” scenarios and predict likely outcomes. Students learn economic modelling techniques to gain qualitative and quantitative insight into environmental changes. Students also learn to use models to develop strategic responses to complex interrelationships between macroeconomics, industrial structure, energy demand and carbon emissions.
Students will use economic modelling techniques to design green economy policy scenarios and quantify their economic and environmental impact. Through hands-on practice sessions, our web-based green economy model allows students to practice green policymaking and forecast the impact of their scenarios on the economy, industry, the demand for energy and carbon emissions. Course modules also focus on how to integrate model projections into national and provincial M&E systems.

Green economy modelling (a) establishes a relationship between policy targets and relevant economic, environmental and social dimensions; (b) projects the impacts of policy measures in advance; (c) analyses the effects of existing policies; and (d) identifies synergies and cross sectoral impacts among policy choices.

You will learn how to employ green economy models to inform policymaking decision processes within the context of sustainable development. The course enables you to assess ex-ante the economic, social and environmental impacts of green economy policies across a wide range of sectors, refining the economic impact analysis of green policies and investments and thus engendering positive spillover effects at the local, national and regional levels.

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Who should attend?
  • Executives and officials in the public sector, private sector, labour and NGO sector responsible for research, planning, policy, strategy design and execution portfolios.
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree at NQF level 7 or equivalent plus at least 3 years’ work experience in research /policy /strategy /planning /Monitoring and evaluation.
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in economics or related fields requires no work experience.

How you will benefit
  • Understand the foundational principles, dimensions and trends in the transition to a green economy.
  • Learn about the most recent tools and methods in transitioning to a green economy.
  • Learn about the intersections between macroeconomics, industrial structure, energy demand and carbon emissions.
  • Through hands-on practice sessions, practice green policymaking and forecast the impact of policy scenarios on the economy, industry, the demand for energy and carbon emissions.
  • Understand the complexities of environmental changes in South Africa and the world to become an innovative leader who can utilize models to see beyond the headlines.
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Admission Process
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Complete your online application form. Please refer to the top right corner of the webpage to apply.

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Submit your online application along with your CV detailing your qualifications and work experience. 

Step 3

Application is processed and successful applicants will receive a letter of acceptance.

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Invoice will be issued and payment is to be made.

Please ensure the billing details are correct when completing the application form, as any request to make amendments will delay your application. Ensure you have the VAT number should your company fund the tuition fees.


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