We help Create sustainable
and low carbon societies
TGH Think Space is a not-for-profit company based in Cape Town. We focus on contributing to the global knowledge base on how we can achieve more sustainable and low carbon societies. We do this through research and analysis, and by distilling the critical messages for decision makers and policy makers from existing work. Our background is in chemical engineering, life cycle and systems thinking, decision analysis, energy and climate change. Our academic grounding, combined with many years of working in the sustainability space in South Africa and abroad, translates into research that is rigorous and defensible, and that strives to make technical subject matter accessible to a wide audience.
Find our e-learning modules on the application of Life Cycle Thinking in business decision making and policy making here:
Life Cycle Thinking in business decision making
This e-learning course draws on materials from the Life Cycle Initiative and gives an overview of how to use life cycle thinking within businesses, including impacts that extend beyond their direct control. The course introduces case studies of how life cycle thinking has been applied by businesses globally, and provides an understanding of various life cycle thinking tools, and when and how to apply them.
This course is made up of six modules: (1) concepts in life cycle thinking, (2) life cycle thinking in product design, (3) life cycle thinking in value chain assessment (4) life cycle thinking by industry associations, (5) product environmental footprints and eco-labels, (6) life cycle thinking in the future.
Life Cycle Thinking in Policy Making
This e-learning course draws on materials from the Life Cycle Initiative and gives an overview of how life cycle thinking can be used within policy making, including how it can help weigh up the impacts of individual policy choices on a whole system. The course is illustrated with case studies on policies from the transport, waste and food and agriculture sectors.
This course is made up of six modules: (1) life cycle thinking and policy makers, (2) life cycle thinking in transport policy, (3) life cycle thinking in waste policy (4) life cycle thinking in agriculture and food policy, (5) life cycle thinking in the future.