Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality

South Africa Mayor: Athol Trollip
Summary
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    Population 1152115
  • km 2
    Area 1959.0
  • ZAR
    GDP 42 Billion
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Targets

Targets by Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality

Renewable energy target

 

     

  • The Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality committed to increase its Share of renewable energy in primary energy mix in Local Government by 0% by 2017
  • The target is going to be reached by activities in sectors.
  • The Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality committed to increase its Share of renewable energy in primary energy mix in Local Government by 0% by 2017
  • The target is going to be reached by activities in sectors.
  • The Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality committed to increase its Share of renewable energy in primary energy mix in Local Government by 0% by 2017
  • The target is going to be reached by activities in sectors.
Energy efficiency target

 

15% Energy efficiency improvement by 2020

  • The Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality committed to increase its energy efficiency in Primary energy and Community energy consumption by 15% by 2020 compared to 2013 levels.
  • Primary energy energy consumption: 3510929.55 Mwh

15% Energy efficiency improvement by 2020

  • The Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality committed to increase its energy efficiency in Primary energy and Community energy consumption by 15% by 2020 compared to 2013 levels.
  • Primary energy energy consumption: 3510929.55 Mwh

15% Energy efficiency improvement by 2020

  • The Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality committed to increase its energy efficiency in Primary energy and Community energy consumption by 15% by 2020 compared to 2013 levels.
  • Primary energy energy consumption: 3510929.55 Mwh

 

Actions
The Nelson Mandela Bay Climate Change and Green Economy Action Plan
WASTE EXCHANGE - Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year:
  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status:

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).

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Waste
WASTE TO ENERGY PROJECT - Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2014
  • Type: Assessment/Research
  • Status: In operation

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.

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Sectors:
  • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
local action
ENERGY EFFICIENCIES IN WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM - Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

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.

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Sectors:
  • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
CYCLE TRACKS AND SIDEWALKS - Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2014
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

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.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
local action
Solid Waste Diversion and Beneficiation Project - Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Planning phase

The NMBM is committed to the development of renewable energy by employing waste to energy (WtE) technologies, meeting targets on energy diversification and reducing carbon emissions. To this end, a Feasibility Study Agreement was signed between the NMBM and Eskom (the state energy provider) in 2011 to explore the develpment of a waste to energy project. A Technical Feasibility Study was completed in 2014, which led to a study for the feasibility of a Public Private Partnership (PPP). The proposed project is in line with the planning of the Waste Management department of the NMBM and directly responds to the Waste Hierarchy. There are two parts to the project : a waste park facility which will produce energy, and a landfill gas extraction facility. It will be externally funded by a successful bidder/operator for the first 15 years of operation, and thereafter becomes the property and responsibility of the Municipality.

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Sectors:
  • Waste
  • Transport
  • Other Emissions
local action
NELSON MANDELA BAY STADIUM ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EMS) - Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

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.

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
  • Facilities
  • Waste
GREENHOUSE GAS INVENTORY UPDATE - Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2014
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status:

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.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
  • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
  • Other Emissions
local action
MUNICIPAL BUILDING LIGHTING RETROFITTING - Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

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%.

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
  • Facilities
local action
Public Lighting Retrofitting - Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

Replacement of traffic light aspect heads with LEDs
§Replacement of Existing Streetlights
§Lighting Replacement in Municipal Buildings
Replacement of High Mast lights

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
  • Facilities
  • Street Lighting and Traffic Signals
LED HIGH MAST TOWNSHIP LIGHTING PROJECT - Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2013
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

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.

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BUS RAPID TRANSIT (BRT) SYSTEM - Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2006
  • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
  • Status:

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.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
RETROFITTING OF 14 000 TRAFFIC LIGHTS WITH LEDS - Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2009
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

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).

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Sectors:
  • Transport
Small Scale Embedded Energy Generation (SSEG) - Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2013
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

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.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
Green Procurement Implementation Strategy - Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2009
  • Type: Organizational / Governance
  • Status: In operation

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.

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DURBAN ADAPTATION CHARTER - Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Organizational / Governance
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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.

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Sectors:
  • Human health
Go Green Advocacy Programme - Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2013
  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status: Completed

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.

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Sectors:
  • Human health
local action
RESPONSIBLE & SUSTAINABLE TOURISM - Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year:
  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status: In operation

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.

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Inventories
Community inventories

The Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality has reported 2 Community emission inventories, since 2007. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2012, the Stationary energy, Transport, Waste management, Agriculture, forest and other land use and Agriculture, forest and other land use are identified as key emission sources.

GHG emission from Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality
GHG inventory in 2012
Government operations inventory

The Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality has reported 1 government operational inventory, since 2012. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2012, the Other and Transport are identified as key emission sources.

GHG emission from Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality
GHG inventory in 2012

Mayor Athol Trollip
Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality, South Africa

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Initiative

Earth Hour City Challenge 2013-2014
Urban-LEDS
Earth Hour City Challenge 2014-2015
Compact of Mayors - ICLEI
Earth Hour City Challenge

Status of compliance

Compact of Mayors
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