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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Anton is an economist working with African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town. His research is focused on the interactions between ecological degradation and human well-being.


He is director of Econologic where he has completed contracts for the World Bank, The European Union, DfID, WWF, local and international companies, NGOs and local governments. He is the founder of the company Credible Carbon, which enables poverty alleviating carbon sequestration and renewable energy projects to benefit from carbon market transactions. He is an associate of the African Climate and Development Institute and was a Lead Author of the IPCC's Special Report on 1.5C of Warming in 2018.

At the African Centre for Cities he previously convened the City of Cape Town's Climate Change Think Tank, an inter-disciplinary partnership between civil society, business and government and was part of a three-year knowledge co-generation project with the City of Cape Town around the green economy. He leads the Coalition for Urban transition's work in Africa and established the Tanzanian Urbanisation Laboratory (TULab) and the Ghana Urbanisation Think Tank. His postgraduate qualifications were obtained from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

 Anton  Cartwright
Director of Econologic