CLIMATE ACTION PLANNING

 

Cities are playing a vital role in the global response to climate change by curbing their greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the effects of a changing climate. Local governments are central to these efforts. Climate action plans are comprehensive roadmaps translating cities’ efforts into specific activities in order to achieve sustainable and low greenhouse gas emissions development. This includes climate adaptation actions and ensuring access to clean, secure and affordable energy.

Climate Action Planning

Cities are playing a vital role in the global response to climate change by curbing their greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the effects of a changing climate. Local governments are central to these efforts. Climate action plans are comprehensive roadmaps translating cities’ efforts into specific activities in order to achieve sustainable and low greenhouse gas emissions development. This includes climate adaptation actions and ensuring access to clean, secure and affordable energy.

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City-Wide Mitigation Potential for South Africa

This booklet represents a summary of the findings of a SEA report on the energy and emissions picture of the major urban centres in South Africa, and alternative energy and emissions futures scenario modelling. (SEA, 2015)

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Tshwane Climate Response Strategy 2017

Tshwane Climate Response Strategy 2017 This strategy was drafted preceding the selection of Tshwane as part of the C40 Climate Action Planning programme; hence it was published in recognition of stakeholder consultation to date, but will be reviewed in order to align with the C40 Climate Action Planning Framework. (Tshwane, 2018)

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Sustainable Energy Solutions for South African Local Government: A Practical Guide

This is the third iteration of a practical how-to handbook for local municipalities on the roll-out of sustainable energy measures. The first section focuses on governance and legislation (e.g. mandates, green procurement, institutionalising of sustainable energy concerns, etc.); the second on municipal sustainable energy initiatives (e.g. solar water heating, efficient buildings, sustainable transport, etc.); and the third on macro developments (e.g. smart grids, concentrated solar, ocean energy, etc.). Interactive icons assist in skipping between chapters. (SEA, 2017)

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What Role can African Cities Play in Low-Carbon Development? A Multilevel Governance Perspective of Ghana, Uganda and South Africa

This study examined the potential for African cities to proactively govern climate change mitigation by exploring the constraints and enablers of local governance institutional structures in three smaller cities: Jinja in Uganda, Ga East in Ghana and Polokwane in South Africa. In Uganda and Ghana, uneven progress with implementing decentralisation reforms greatly limits local government action, while South Africa’s highly devolved governance structure and supportive national frameworks assist with greater local governance of low-carbon development. Systemic capacity and resource constraints within municipalities suggest a more collaborative mode of climate governance is required in African cities. (Louise Tait; Megan Euston-Brown)

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Tshwane State of Energy Report

This report presents an overview of the City of Tshwane’s energy profile, and assesses the municipal revenue impact of current and future energy-related factors. It provides a foundation for further analysis of the energy future of the city, and associated sustainable energy strategy development (SEA, 2016).

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