Anton Cartwright is the green economy Mistra Urban Futures Researcher at the African Centre Cities. Previoulsy he convened the City of Cape Town's climate change think tank. His work focuses on the application of economics to Africa's urban transition, environmental degradation and poverty alleviation and the implication of these issues for the discipline of economics itself. He holds two post graduate degrees in Environmental Change and Management and Economics for Development from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He is an associate of the Stockholm Environment Institute and the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership. He has completed assignments for the World Bank, The European Union, The Food and Agriculture Organization, DfID, WWF, IIED the Fairtrade Foundation and a range of local and international companies, NGOs and government departments. He is also a founding Director of the not for profit organization Promoting Access to Carbon Equity (PACE) and chairman of the board of iKhaya le Themba, an aftercare centre for children in Imizamo Yethu.
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