Sol Plaatje Local Municipality
South Africa

Population: 248041
Area of jurisdiction: 3145 km2


  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a n/a
Energy efficiency target: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets


Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e

Mitigation actions

Energy Efficiency Monitoring and Implementation Project (Ongoing)
Investment: Part of US$ 14,000 Swiss Development Corporation (SDC) funding in collaboration with the South African Local Government Association (Salga) Sol Plaatje was one of five municipalities identified to lead a pilot project initiated by the Swiss Development Corporation (SDC), for eventual nationwide rollout. The overall objective is to contribute to achieving 10% improved energy efficiency in the residential sector by 2015 and that the commercial and public building sectors achieve a 20% energy efficiency improvement, also by 2015, while helping sustain national GDP growth and CO2 emission reduction targets. The project is still in development Start year 2011
Sector Buildings
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status In progress
Installation of Solar Water Heaters in Low Cost Housing
The Solar Water Heater (SWH) rollout in Sol Plaatje Municipality (SPM) was driven by the Minister of Energy’s 31 December 2009 announcement to install 1 million SWHs in South Africa in response to energy efficiency savings targets of 10,000Gwh GHG by the year 2013 and also in complement its GHG reduction targets as stipulated by the South African Long-Term Climate Change Mitigation Strategy (LTMS). The rollout of 7837 100L passive SWHs began in January 2011 and finalized at the end of March 2012. Start year 2011
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed

Adaptation actions

The Sustainability Common Project Funded by USAID and Administrated by the Wildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa (Wessa)
This project—a joint effort with WESSA, USAID and the SPM Libraries—effectively integrates development of training courses on climate change literacy, including adaptation courses focusing on vulnerability assessments and the use and application of a range of appropriate sustainability technologies, established through innovative “sustainability commons” concepts and supported by the development of shared support resource materials. An information portal will also provide a communication medium for all participants and role-players over the project’s three-year execution. The project has three interconnected elements: capacity building (training courses), sustainable technologies (established as sustainability commons) and resources materials (learning support materials). Participating Organizations Sustainable Energy Africa (SEA) Cape Town, the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) SA, the Department of Energy (DoE) Pretoria, the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) Pretoria, the Swiss Development Corporation (SDC) Pretoria, the Wildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa, Kimberley South Africa, Ozone Business Consulting. Start year 2011
Sector Terrestrial Ecosystems
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress