Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality
South Africa

Population: 1152115
Area of jurisdiction: 1959 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: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: 15% by 2015 n/a
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 ( 2012 ):  392,868 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2007, 2012

Mitigation actions

WASTE TO ENERGY PROJECT
Generating energy from waste provides an opportunity for the NMBM and ESKOM to distribute more energy for the residents which comes from ab alternative energy source (energy from waste). The Metro can see a reduction in its carbon emissions due to energy generation from organic landfill waste. This project is in feasibility stage, and will assist the Metro and ESKOMto reach government’s targets on a) carbon emission reduction, b) diversification of the energy mix, and c) use of renewable energy. Large volumes of biogas and noxious leachates leak out from landfills, caused largely by organic waste. The diversion of waste at the Material Recovery Facilities means that organic waste reaching landfills is reduced significantly as well as the separation of recyclable materials. Start year 2014
Sector  
Type Assessment/Research
Status Looking for Funding
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BUS RAPID TRANSIT (BRT) SYSTEM
The Public Transportation Plan (PTP) was the forerunner to the BRT. In the PTP, extensive stakeholder engagement formed part of the decisions and actions for the roll-out of a dedicated bus system which would create multiple nodes, encourage densification of development, provide access to safe, regular and frequent public transport and link all citizens to their places of employment and residence. The BRT was fast-tracked to coincide with the 2010 World Soccer Cup, in which Port ELizabeth (Nelson Mandela Bay) was a host city. Start year 2006
Sector  
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
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ENERGY EFFICIENCIES IN WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM
The water supply to the towns of Port Elizabeth, Despatch and Uitenhage are under strain due to cyclical droughts and increasing population size. This REEP project will increase energy and water efficiencies of the 74 pump stations within the NMBM. Various technical interventions, training and capacity-building, and the establishment of a monitoring and verification programme to track interventions are also part of the project. Co-funding is from the South African National Energy Development Institute, and the REEEP funding is sourced from the Governments of United Kingdom and Norway. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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CYCLE TRACKS AND SIDEWALKS
The provision for side walks and cycle tracks throughout the Friendly City will ensure that access to non-motorized transport is given to all citizens. This is in line with the city's Comprehensive Integrated Transport Plan (CITP), and also coincides with other non-motorized facility works, such as the upgrading of pedestrian walkways in previously disadvantaged areas of the city. Start year 2014
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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LED HIGH MAST TOWNSHIP LIGHTING PROJECT
The NMBM won a shared award for the high mast street lights that were installed in the Walmer Township in November 2013. The award - The Access to Elecricity Award, is given by the EDF, a French electric utility company, and came with prizemoney of 75 000 Euros. The lights will save in excess of 65% on the energy consumption of coventional street lighting. R115 000 was the cost paid by the municipality and R12 million has been budgeted for a large-scale roll-out. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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GREENHOUSE GAS INVENTORY UPDATE
In 2011, the State of Energy in Cities South Africa report was published. This was a review of energy data from across South Africa towns and cities, and profiled the 2nd greenhouse gas inventory (GHGI) for each city along with energy user profiles and demographic information. It presented an easy-to-understand status quo of emissions, and included Nelson Mandela Bay (Port Elizabeth). Since then, no in-house GHGI has been developed for Nelson Mandela Bay. In 2013, participation in the ICLEI Urban-LEDS project afforded an opportunity for NMBM to update their GHGI using waste, electricity and fuel data. Preliminary GHGI indicates that the transport sector is the biggest consumer of energy. Start year 2014
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status  
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WASTE TO ENERGY PROJECT
Generating energy from waste provides an opportunity for the NMBM and ESKOM to distribute more energy for the residents which comes from an alternative energy source (energy from waste). The Metro can see a reduction in its carbon emissions due to energy generation from organic landfill waste. This project is in feasibility stage, and will assist the Metro and ESKOMto reach government’s targets on a) carbon emission reduction, b) diversification of the energy mix, and c) use of renewable energy. Large volumes of biogas and noxious leachates leak out from landfills, caused largely by organic waste. The diversion of waste at the Material Recovery Facilities means that organic waste reaching landfills is reduced significantly as well as the separation of recyclable materials. Start year 2014
Sector  
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
File download
BUS RAPID TRANSIT (BRT) SYSTEM
The Public Transportation Plan (PTP) was the forerunner to the BRT. In the PTP, extensive stakeholder engagement formed part of the decisions and actions for the roll-out of a dedicated bus system which would create multiple nodes, encourage densification of development, provide access to safe, regular and frequent public transport and link all citizens to their places of employment and residence. The BRT was fast-tracked to coincide with the 2010 World Soccer Cup, in which Port ELizabeth (Nelson Mandela Bay) was a host city. Start year 2006
Sector  
Type Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
Status  
File download
ENERGY EFFICIENCIES IN WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM
The water supply to the towns of Port Elizabeth, Despatch and Uitenhage are under strain due to cyclical droughts and increasing population size. This REEP project will increase energy and water efficiencies of the 74 pump stations within the NMBM. Various technical interventions, training and capacity-building, and the establishment of a monitoring and verification programme to track interventions are also part of the project. Co-funding is from the South African National Energy Development Institute, and the REEEP funding is sourced from the Governments of United Kingdom and Norway. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status  
File download
CYCLE TRACKS AND SIDEWALKS
The provision for side walks and cycle tracks throughout the Friendly City will ensure that access to non-motorized transport is given to all citizens. This is in line with the city's Comprehensive Integrated Transport Plan (CITP), and also coincides with other non-motorized facility works, such as the upgrading of pedestrian walkways in previously disadvantaged areas of the city. Start year 2014
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
File download
LED HIGH MAST TOWNSHIP LIGHTING PROJECT
The NMBM won a shared award for the high mast street lights that were installed in the Walmer Township in November 2013. The award - The Access to Elecricity Award, is given by the EDF, a French electric utility company, and came with prizemoney of 75 000 Euros. The lights will save in excess of 65% on the energy consumption of coventional street lighting. R115 000 was the cost paid by the municipality and R12 million has been budgeted for a large-scale roll-out. Start year 2013
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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MUNICIPAL BUILDING LIGHTING RETROFITTING
Implementation of energy efficiency measures in four large municipal buildings will save 1 MW of electricity. The City Hall acts as the flagship building, including the latest energy efficient technologies. All municipal buildings are to be fitted with energy efficient lighting by March 2010. In reality, the project was completed in June 2012. Estimated savings were set between 15& to 30%. Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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WASTE EXCHANGE
The Waste Exchange (WX) Project was launched in 2008, as one of the waste minimisation projects of the Integrated Waste Management Plan (IWMP) of the Nelson Mandela bay Municipality (NMBM). The WX is a web-based system that allows a company or individual to register and post listings FOR FREE. Listings can be posted under wanted waste material or the user can search on the listings of available waste material. There are various categories that user can post listings under and waste material can include ANYTHING that can still be used by someone else, such as cardboard boxes, roof tiles, recycling material, wood or building rubble. The users can save on transport, help prevent unnecessary landfill additions, save on the cost of brand new materials and reduce their carbon footprint and help the NMBM to Go Green! Start year  
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
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NELSON MANDELA BAY STADIUM ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EMS)
The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium operates with the first Environmental Management System (EMS) for the NMBM. The system is based on ISO 14001. The primary goal of the EMS is to make sustainable and responsible use of natural resources in the daily operations of the stadium. The stadium also represents a successful example of integration of transport objectives namely safety, environmental impact,integration, economy and accessibility. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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RETROFITTING OF 14 000 TRAFFIC LIGHTS WITH LEDS
The initial project included the retrofitting of traffic lights from 100 intersections with LED or solar-powered lighting by June 2010. By early 2011, all 14000 traffic light bulbs were retrofitted.(Changed 55/75W to 10/11W LED bulbs). Start year 2009
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Public Lighting Retrofitting
Replacement of traffic light aspect heads with LEDs §Replacement of Existing Streetlights §Lighting Replacement in Municipal Buildings Replacement of High Mast lights Start year 2010
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Small Scale Embedded Energy Generation (SSEG)
this new initiative from the Electricity and Energy Directorate allows industry and residences to generate power using renewable energy technology (wind or solar PV). The renewable energy generated is then fed back into the residence or industry for its energy demands and the excess is fed back into the grid. This initiative is the first of its kind for a municipality in South Africa, and will result in financial savings if managed correctly. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Adaptation actions

DURBAN ADAPTATION CHARTER
The NMBM is one of 950 local governments throughout the world who signed the Durban Adaptatio Charter. The 10 clauses of the charter were in recognition of the COP 17, the South African Freedom Charter and Local Agenda 21, and commits governments to concrete adaptation actions and robust monitoring and verification (M&V) of actions. Locally-relevant and "evidence-based" adaptation strategies will assist the Metro to increase its resilience as an urban center. Start year 2011
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Type Organizational/Governance
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Go Green Advocacy Programme
The Go Green campaign was launched in 2008, and showcased municipal projects and initiatives which promoted sustainable actions for the city. This theme was revived in 2013 by the Go Green Advocacy Programme, in which residents of the metro benefitted from household educational visits by trained facilitators. The theme of the programme was for residents to be (1.) Water Wise, (2) Waste Wise, (3) Energy Wise, and to consider sustainable options such as food gardening with grey or rain-harvested water. Approcimately 101 760 households were impacted by the campaign. This campaign was a partnership between the Expanded Public Works programme and the Municipality. Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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RESPONSIBLE & SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
Responsible and sustainable tourism is based on the principles of environmental integrity, social justice and maximizing local economic benefits which all add to “making a better place for people to live in and better places for people to visit“. The Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism (NMBT) agency has developed guidelines for both tourism operators and tourists alike, to reduce their impact on the environment. Start year  
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Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status In progress
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Green Procurement Implementation Strategy
In 2011 the NMBM finalized the Green Procurement Implementation Strategy (GPIS) in order to guide the Municipality’s procurement of goods and services with the least environmental impact. This strategy undertook a legislative framework assessment, which identified local and international laws and acts which support sustainable procurement, as well as identifying South African and international initiatives. International product specifications and certifications were also studied in order to inform an understanding of how to incorporate environmental criteria into purchasing requirements. Green Procurement is one of the tools which can assist in achievement of sustainable development goals within the Municipality. Start year 2009
Sector  
Type Organizational/Governance
Status In progress
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