Mbombela Local Municipality
South Africa

Population: 588794
Area of jurisdiction: 5394 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: n/a 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 ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e

Mitigation actions

Energy & Sustainable Development Unit
Mbombela Local Municipality committed itself through a Council resolution in 2014 to ensure that the 10 Durban Adaptation Charter resolutions taken in Durban during the COP 17 are implemented. The South African Local Government Associations required that all municipalities must have sections that will focus on Climate Change matters. After having several engagements with Executive Authorities and other stakeholders council identified a need to establish a unit that will specifically deal with Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Programmes; Energy Efficiency and Renewable energy programmes. Start year  
Sector  
Type Organizational/Governance
Status Completed
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Waste minimisation and recycling (Drop off centre)
A facility where a community group collect recyling materials from mass containers at the waste transfer station, where it is manually sorted (cardboard, paper, PET, tin/metal). Materials are then sold to a local recycling company. Municipality owns the building on council land, which is granted use for free. One major intended outcome is the alleviation of poverty among women-headed households as they form the community group. Also to reduce waste going to landfill. The recycling rate in Mbombela is 18%, but much of this is happening at source. Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Tree planting programme
Supply of indigenous trees to the communities for them to plant within their properties.The intended outcome is the greening of the urban environment within Mbombela municipal area. Start year  
Sector Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Adaptation actions

Adopt a spot initiative for guardianship
Adopt a spot initiative for guardianship is an initiative that encourages private sector and members of the public to take guardianship of a specific open space at no cost to the guardian. the conservation and beautification guardian should be responsible to clear alien vegetation as well as to maintain such area. the aim of launching the initiative is to encourage the public to take care of the environment in order to minimise uncontrolled dumping and littering in open spaces. Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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