An overview of South Africa’s Green Finance Taxonomy

In 2020, National Treasury published a document entitled “Financing a Sustainable Economy”. This initiative was aimed at encouraging available capital in South Africa to be focused on investment that not only boosted socio-economic development, but also fostered climate-resilient growth.

On the 1st of April 2022, the final first edition of the South African Green Finance Taxonomy was published as a living document that will evolve and change over time.

27four provides an overview of the document, how it compares in the global context and key highlights and considerations for the country.