- Implementation Manual
|SALGA Energy Efficiency Workshop||
The South African Local Government Association (SALGA) convened a workshop for Gauteng municipalities on 19-20 March 2012 to address the implementation of municipal energy efficiency programmes; highlighting the significant importance and gains of implementation. Municipalities were provided with detailed, practical steps on the rollout of energy efficiency programmes. The workshop was part of the Energy Efficiency Monitoring and Implementation Project implemented in South African municipalities by SALGA and supported by funds from Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
|SALGA Energy Efficiency Workshop|
|Renewable Energy and Embedded Generation Workshop||
Follow the link for documents on this workshop, held 15-16 March 2012. Topics covered were municipal renewable energy generation and small-scale embedded generation.
|Renewable Energy and Embedded Generation Workshop|
|State of Energy 2011||
This report provides an update on the 2006 report. Please note that it is a low-resolution version.
|State of Energy 2011|
|DOE energy efficiency meeting on street lighting||
Documents relating to the meeting on municipal street lighting with the department of energy in March 2011
|Adaptation guide available||
An adaptation guide for cities has been developed and is now available for download, follow the link to find out more.
|Press kit for SEED celebration||
On 25 February 2010 an event was held at the Iziko National Museum in Cape Town to celebrate 12 years of the Sustainable Energy for Environment and Development (SEED) programme. Follow the link to see the key documents from this event.
|SEED Celebration Documents|
|New Resources Added||
The eThekwini Energy Strategy from 2008 has now been added to the resources library. Follow the link to download the document.
|Energy and Climate Change Action Plan to Turn City Green||
This article was published in the Cape Times on February 15 2010 and outlines the City of Cape Town's rapid move to a new sustainable futre. Click the link to download the article and read about what this leading SA city is doing.
|Cityâ€™s new Climate Change Think-Tank to lead local interventions||
Cape Town's newly formed Climate Change ‘Think-Tank’ met for the first time on 22 September 2009, and aims to inform, shape and drive the implementation of effective climate change policies, programmes and interventions at local level.
The City has always been committed to doing what it can to prevent and adapt to climate change. However, it has realised that clearer understanding, research and investigation into a range of climate change issues will make its approaches more effective.
This is where this Climate Change Research Reference Group comes in. It facilitates ongoing collaboration and dialogue between top academics, researchers, specialists and local government officials around this issue.
The City has already adopted an Energy and Climate Change Strategy and established an Energy Committee. But it is the newly formed Climate Change Think-Tank that will lead the proactive response to climate change.
Climate change presents potentially formidable challenges for Cape Town, with particular risk to the economy, service delivery, resource sustainability and its most vulnerable communities.
Climate change, which is caused by global warming, is the result of increasing levels of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere, which under normal conditions trap heat from the sun and keep the earth warm and liveable. Due to natural events and human activity such as burning coal, oil and gas for heating, transport and electricity, GHG levels have been increasing to the extent that the earth is heating up too much. Scientists expect that southern Africa’s average temperature will increase by 3,4°C before the end of this century; some parts of the region will become drier, and others wetter, causing droughts, floods, heat waves and conditions conducive to fires and diseases such as cholera and malaria.
The Climate Change Research Reference Group aims to better understand the implications of climate change for Cape Town and its citizens, and the high-risk areas that need interventions first.
The team will then develop adaptation measures that can easily be integrated into the City’s processes and decisions, as well as financial mechanisms for the roll-out of mitigation and adaptation measures.
The Reference Group will also be part of the City’s team that attends the Copenhagen Convention on Climate Change in December 2009. The Convention will finalise an international agreement to stabilise global carbon emissions, and will replace the Kyoto Protocol, which set binding targets for 37 industrialised countries and the European community to reduce their GHG emissions between 2008 and 2012.
The Think-Tank, established by the City with funding from the Royal Danish Embassy, will meet four times a year for the next two years. Regular updates from the group will be made available to the public.
For more information, contact Gregg Oelofse: Head of Environmental Policy and Strategy, on firstname.lastname@example.org
|Carbon Finance Resources Added||
A new resource has been added on Carbon Financing. This is a Carbon Finance Guide, which was developed for the City of Johannesburg. This guideline is intended to do two things. First, to outline the elements of a broad strategy for COJ to engage with carbon finance projects. Second, to provide more detailed guidance on how City officials should manage the carbon finance elements of a project.
|Carbon Finance Resource|