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Polokwane Green Goal Energy Strategy Update and Implementation Plan 2016

The intention of the strategy is to provide a sound statistical basis from which to design a strategy that talks to the municipality’s commitment, as expressed in its mission statement, to innovation and sustainable development (including carbon emissions reduction and economic development) and its energy vision of reliable, safe and affordable energy services for all (SEA, 2016).

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Energy Scenarios for Urban South Africa: Exploring the implications of alternative energy futures up to 2050

Energy and emissions future scenarios were modelled for urban South Africa, based on energy data from 27 of the most highly urbanised municipalities in the country. The scenario modelling highlighted the largest emissions sources and energy-consuming sectors, and identified the mitigation measures that would have the most impact with regards to reducing energy consumption and emissions production. (SEA, 2016)

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The Contribution of Low-Carbon Cities to South Africa’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Goals

This report explores South African cities’ commitments to urban GHG emissions reduction efforts and how these actions can boost economic activity, lower the environmental effects of sprawl and help cities overcome historical spatial distortions that impact impoverished communities. The report found a substantial decoupling of urban economic growth from energy and carbon intensity. (SEA, 2015)

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Financing the Transition to a New Infrastructure Paradigm in Fast-Growing Secondary Cities: a Case Study of Saldanha Bay (Saldanha Bay)

This report focuses on the financing of green infrastructure, with Saldanha Bay as a case study. It covers (1) secondary cities and municipal sustainability, (2) gaps in current models of municipal infrastructure provision, (3) green infrastructure for municipal sustainability, (4) evaluating green municipal infrastructure, (5) implementing green municipal infrastructure – financing considerations and options, and (5) key recommendations and questions. (ICLEI, 2015)

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State of Energy in South African Cities 2015

This report examines the sustainable energy development path of 18 key cities in South Africa. For the first time, data from over a decade provides the opportunity to track changes and identify possible trends emerging in the sustainable development of cites, particularly the metros (SEA, 2015).

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Green Bonds Investor Report

This paper highlights how climate change issues need to be rooted in local realities that centre on avoiding or limiting impacts from, for instance, heat waves, heavy rainfall and storm surges and sea-level rise, and also the ecological changes and water supply constraints brought about by climate change. (Roberts, D. 2008)

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