City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality
South Africa

Population: 2921488
Area of jurisdiction: 6298 km2

Commitments

  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: 50% by 2018 (2013) n/a
Renewable energy target: 15% by 2015 50% by 2030
Energy efficiency target: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2013 ):  4,593,566 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2007, 2013

Mitigation actions

Green House Gas Emission Inventory
To be able to measure the impacts of the green econy transition actions the CoT endeavoured to develop both a mitigation and adaptation baseline against which progress and results can be assessed. Through its partner, the South African Cities Network (SACN), the CoT assigned EcoMetrix Africa (Pty) Ltd. (EcoMetrix) to compile the CoT Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions inventory for its 2012/2013 financial year which runs from the 1st of July 2012 – 30th of June 2013. This report provides a summary overview of the CoT’s GHG Emissions Inventory (CoT GHGEI) as was compiled during the first and second quarter of 2014. Start year 2013
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Type Assessment/Research
Status Completed
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World Environment Day Celebrations
The City of Tshwane commemorated World Environment Day on 6 June 2014. The City’s environmental focus for 2014 is the minimisation of waste by separating it at its source, and promoting the recycling of waste. Leading up to the World Environment Day event, two workshops were held in Atteridgeville to raise awareness of waste separation at its source, linking community recycling groups with recycling companies, and highlighting opportunities that are available in the recycling sector. On 6 June 2014, the Environmental Management Services department gave awards to community environmental groups and schools that have implemented sustainable environmental projects. Start year  
Sector Waste
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Status Completed
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Green Economy Framework
"Tshwane’s transition to a green economy will challenge the established economic system, which is based on increasing the exploitation of natural resources so as to fulfil the growing demands for material consumption. The Strategic Framework aims to guide and support a more inclusive and sustainable economic growth path that will include significant investment in natural and social capital." Start year 2014
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
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SUSTAINABILITY WEEK CONFERENCE and AFRICAN CAPITAL CITIES SUSTAINABILITY FORUM
The City of Tshwane has proudly hosted its second Sustainability Week Conference which took place from 23-28 June 2015. This event has created a vibrant platform for professionals, practitioners and NGOs from a myriad of disciplines to examine their respective subject areas from a sustainability perspective. The 2015 Chapter has further distinguished itself by co-existing with the inaugural African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum which was initiated by the City to stimulate the concept of sustainability Leadership among African Capital Cities. 20 African Capital Cities represented by their Mayors attended the Forum which culminated in the Signing of the Tshwane Charter on Sustainability Leadership. Having key officials participating in the seminars grounded the discussions in practical reality, and gave a real sense of connection between theory and application. The conference played the role of facilitator in bringing through knowledge sharing, and new ideas and perspectives between civil society organisations, government departments, private sector companies and project funders." Start year 2014
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Tshwane Rapid Bus Transport
An efficient public transport system that is supported by a large portion of the population will reduce travel time and cost, giving equal access to all the City’s residents to services, infrastructure and amenities throughout the City. In order to achieve the above, it is imperative that infrastructure is provided within strategically targeted areas (nodes) and that once provided, is used optimally, giving rise to transit-oriented development which will enhance the viability of the public transport system of the City. Start year 2013
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
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ELECTRIC VEHICLES
City of Tshwane has over 1100 000 live vehicle population (eNatis April 2014). This comprises 25% of all vehicles in Gauteng and 10% nationally. Making our transport more environmentally sustainable is an important step towards zero net emissions. As Corporate Fleet Management Div. we wish to lead by example through incorporating more efficient vehicles into our fleet, and by investigating procuring vehicles run on new and emerging sustainable technologies. Start year  
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status  
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Tshwane Green Outreach Programme
The Tshwane Green Outreach Programme was launched on Tuesday, 17 June 2014 as Councillor Kgosientso Ramokgopa (left), Executive Mayor of Tshwane, explained the city’s vision for 2055. TUKI, the programme’s mascot, was introduced at the Youth and Green Economy event held on Friday, 20 June 2014 at the Community Centre in Ga-Rankuwa. Start year 2014
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Zithobeni Green Neibourhood Project
The aims of the project were to demonstrate the range of socio-economic, health and environmental benefits which are possible from the implementation of resource-efficient interventions in low-income houses. Furthermore, to show that people’s quality of life can be improved, while keeping the country’s development on a low carbon and more ‘Earth-friendly’ path Start year 2013
Sector Residential
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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SHOVA KA LULA
"The City has embarked on a big inner city rejuvenation project called “Operation Reclaim” where NMT facilities and infrastructure are being developed to create a cycle and pedestrian friendly environment and to give preference to cyclists and pedestrians. Dedicated facilities are presently being implemented. Provision of sidewalks to improve pedestrian safety that is part of the implementation of the road safety master plan including various areas in the City; Provision of cycling infrastructure has been made under the Shova Kalula (Pedal Easy) project of the City of Tshwane in partnership with the Department of Transport (DOT) and Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport (GDRT). The Shova Kalula project headed by the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport where 1650 bicycles has been delivered to the City of Tshwane for distribution at schools in the Tshwane area;" Start year 2009
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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EARH HOUR 2014 CELEBRATIONS
"A candlelit “special MAYORAL COMMITTEE MEETING” during that hour at the City Hall- Energy, Food & Water Nexus 24 Buildings city owned & leased to be switched off on 29 March during the hour (list available) Street lights from beginning of Francis Baard to Hatfield will be switched off during the Hour" Start year  
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Tshwane Vision 2055
" 2055, growth and development in Tshwane is driven by an economy that supports a sustainable, vibrant, livable and prosperous city, through integrated ecological, social, economic and spatial agendas that promote human and environmental well-being." Start year 2013
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Retrofitting of Municipal Buildings
The City has put aside more than R2 million on its budget to make its buildings more energy efficient. The project is ongoing and includes the replacement of incandescent light bulbs with energy efficient bulbs, using solar for hot water needs, installing geyser blankets to existing the existing geysers, applying passive solar designs in new buildings and ensuring other energy conservation measures are implemented in the building stock. Start year 2008
Sector Buildings
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Material Recovery Facility
"The Material Recovery Facility with recyclables processed from a free bag system distributed by the City to residents; A composting facility where green waste will be shredded and turned into organic compost; and a building rubble recycling facility where building rubble will be turned into aggregate. These three waste streams are significant as they make up approximately 65% of the waste that is disposed off in the City of Tshwane’s landfill sites. The diversion from landfill to recyclables will extend the life of the remaining landfill sites; create green jobs" Start year 2014
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Integrated Waste Management Plan (IWMP)
The City has adopted an IWMP status quo and gap analysis report in 2013.The City of Tshwane has 12 landfills sites of which 8 are operational landfill sites, 2 are transfer stations and 2 have closed. The main challenge with respect to the landfill disposal sites is the presence of salvagers on site, which poses a serious occupational, health and safety risk, as well as limiting the CoT in managing and controlling its operation activities in line with the respective permit requirements. The actual annual volume of waste disposed of to landfill in the Tshwane area alone (i.e. excluding Metsweding) in 2011 was 1 443 290 m3. Compared to the available airspace, and taking into consideration a 2% annual increase in volume, it is calculated that the City still has about 22 years of landfill space available. Of concern though is that the rate of disposal is not equal throughout the city, and some landfills are being overloaded (Hill & Associates, 2011). This is growing by at the rate of 4 % per annum since 2004 and 7 % per annum since 2008. In terms of population growth the CoT has grown by 20 % over the period 2004 to 2010 and the population have grown by 3.6 % over the period 2008 to 2010, Start year 2013
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Cleaner fuel public transport
The A RE YENG Bus Rapid Transport infrastructure for the City is underway. First Phase is envisaged to be in operation in 2015. 30% of the bus fleet to be purchased will run on cleaner fuel. Start year 2012
Sector Government Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Non motorised transport plan
A pedestrian safety master plan that provides a comprehensive framework for improving pedestrian safety and mobility in the CoT regions was conducted and is available. The objectives of the Pedestrian Safety Master Plan is mainly focused on improved safety and efficiency for pedestrians by implementing traffic calming measures, provision of formal public transport facilities, road markings and road signage, pedestrian walkways. Start year 2008
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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City of Tshwane Green Economy Strategic Framework (Vulnearability Assessment as well as Mitigation study)(Sustainability index assessment)
A Green Economy transition process focuses on improving efficiency of natural resource use; to improve human well-being, reduce ecological scarcities and enhance economic growth and poverty reduction. The CoT Green Economy Strategic Framework defines CoTs approach to a green economy transition and provides a strategic guide for low-carbon, resource efficient and climate resilient equitable economic development. Effective partnerships between the city and the private sector as well as other agencies and organisations will be critical in securing new green investment opportunities that will reduce the CoT carbon footprint through the improved efficiency in existing high carbon-emitting sectors and ensuring future low-carbon developments as well as innovative approaches and programmes in improving resilience to climate impacts. Start year 2013
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Municipal Building and Low cost Housing Retrofit
The City of Tshwane consumes a considerable amount of energy for office building lighting requirements at various municipal facilities. The City identified office lighting as its main area of energy consumption and targeted this area for efficiency improvements. The increasing electricity costs and need to reduce carbon emissions and contribute to green economy prompted the City to consider all possible avenues for cost reduction, sustainable energy consumption and efficient use of limited resources. The City of Tshwane embarked on a project to replace the old inefficient technology T8 and T12 4ft and 5ft fluorescent tubes with more energy efficient T5 fluorescent tubes. The main aim of the project was to achieve a reduction in the energy used for lighting in municipal buildings and also thereby save on operational costs. Start year 2012
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Hydropower Technology
a. In the Tshwane Water Supply Area, there are a number of reservoirs receiving water from Rand Water at a pressure of up to 250 m, it was conservative calculated that the potential to generate hydropower generation from these pressurized supply pipelines can be viable. The potential of hydropower generation at the inlets to storage reservoirs was evaluated with a hydropower generation pilot unit installed at Queenswood Reservoir. Although this pilot system was not optimized, the results from the initial runs reflected the benefit and expected return from an investment into hydro-power. The City of Tshwane (CoT) in collaboration with the University of Pretoria (UP) has made history by being the first municipality in South Africa to use hydropower. This technology is aimed at exploring the use of water to generate power that could assist in supplementing the existing supply within a Municipality. The technology assists in reducing the problematic carbon emissions from coal that poses a threat to the environment. The ‘Pressure Hydropower System’ has been installed and integrated at the new site, Pierre van Ryneveld reservoir located in the south-eastern part of the City. When operational, the system will generate about 16 Kilowatts of electricity per hour. Start year 2011
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Green Buildings By Law
a. The City has approved the Green Buildings By-law which is implementable as from the 1st 0f July 2013. b. 6 Star grading for all new government buildings: Inner-City Regeneration project i. All new municipal and Government buildings to comply for 6 star grading. In partnership with the National Department of Public Works c. Retrofitting to 3 star grading for existing buildings: i. In Development: Capital City Green buildings leadership project. As the Capital City, Tshwane hosts about 120 embassies, a number of Tertiary educational and research institutions, public/government offices/buildings including their respective agencies / entities Start year 2013
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Type Regulatory
Status Completed
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Adaptation actions

Tshwane Green Buildings By-Laws
"All development requiring Cot’s approval as defined in National Building Regulations must comply with the mandatory standards of Green Building Development Policy as contemplated in Schedule 1 of the By-law as amended from time to time." Start year 2012
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Type Regulatory
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Vulnerability Assessment
"The main objective of this project is to determine the vulnerability of the City of Tshwane to climate change, with the aim of identifying and understanding key vulnerabilities both spatial and non-spatial. This will include baseline information on the current location and dynamics of vulnerable communities, sectors and urban systems which will assist in anticipating how current and future communities and the systems upon which they depend on, will be affected by climate change impacts" Start year 2013
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Type Assessment/Research
Status Completed
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Local Action Biodiversity (LAB) Wetlands and Communities Project
Wetlands in the vicinity of settlements provide a wealth of ecosystem goods and services that include flood mitigation, water retention and water purification. However, wetlands are under growing threat due to unsustainable land use practices. The loss of wetland ecosystems is likely to negatively impact livelihoods, threaten food security, health, and access to decent shelter; degrade water quality and reduce access to open green spaces, thus impacting on the general quality of life. The Local Action for Biodiversity (LAB): 2 Wetlands and Communities project has been conceptualized to help local governments and community members better understand the multifarious economic value of wetland ecosystems and to build local capacity to improve wetland management through inclusive planning and implementation. This outlook is set to strengthen community stewardship of biodiversity and ecosystem management. Start year 2013
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Tshwane Vision 2055 Growth and Development Strategy
The City has adopted the Tshwane Vision 2055 which reads as follows: In 2055, the City of Tshwane is liveable, resilient and inclusive whose citizens enjoy a high quality of life, have access to social, economic and enhanced political freedoms and where citizens are partners in the development of the African Capital City of excellence. Tshwane, my City, our Capital Start year 2013
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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