eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

South Africa Mayor: Zandile Gumede
Summary
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    Population 3765088
  • km 2
    Area 2291.0
  • ZAR
    GDP 290 Billion
  • emission
    Targets by 2020 Reduce 27% GHG emissions
Targets

Targets by eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality

GHG emissions reduction targets

 

    Community
     

  • The eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality has committed to reduce its Community emissions by 27% by 2020 compared to Baseline scenario (BAU) reduction target emission level.
  • The target is going to be reached by activities in Stationary energy, Industrial processes and product use (IPPU), Transport, Agriculture, forest and other land use (AFOLU) and Waste management sectors.

 

    Local Government
     

  • The eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality has committed to reduce its Local Government emissions by 33% by 2030 compared to 2005 emission level.
Renewable energy target

 

  • The eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality committed to increase its share of renewable energy in final energy mix in Community by 40% by 2030
  • Current share of renewable energy in final energy mix: 10.0%
  • The target is going to be reached by activities in Electricity, Heating & cooling, Transport and Industry sectors.
  • The eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality committed to increase its Share of renewable energy in primary energy mix in Community by 40% by 2030
  • Current Share of renewable energy in primary energy mix: 10.0%
  • The target is going to be reached by activities in Electricity and Heating & cooling sectors.
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  • The eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality committed to increase its Share of renewable energy in primary energy mix in Local Government by 40% by 2030
  • Current Share of renewable energy in primary energy mix: 1.0% 2019
  • The target is going to be reached by activities in Electricity, Heating & cooling and Industry sector.
Energy efficiency target

 

0% Energy efficiency improvement by 2015

  • The eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality committed to increase its energy efficiency in Final energy and Local Government energy consumption by 0% by 2015 compared to 2005 levels.
  • This target will be achieved in Electricity, Heating & cooling and Transport sectors

33% Energy efficiency improvement by 2020

  • The eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality committed to increase its energy efficiency in Final energy and Local Government energy consumption by 33% by 2020 compared to 2013 levels.
  • Final energy energy consumption: 4558533.0 Mwh
  • This target will be achieved in Electricity, Transport and Heating & cooling sectors
Adaptation and resilience target

 

The eThekwini Municipal GHG emission reduction target is separated in sectors, and based on the 2010 baseline and 2020 target year.

Actions
Durban Climate Change Strategy (September 2014)
Durban Climate Change Strategy
FINAL REPORT: Community-based Adaptation to Climate Change in Durban (February 2011)
Solar City Framework - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

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Ocean Current Energy Demonstration Project - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Assessment/Research
  • Status: In operation

The eThekwini Municipality is assisting HAE in piloting a 1MW demonstration project off the eThekwini coast which would harness the power of the Agulhas current.

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  • Other Emissions
Wind Resource Map for eThekwini Municipality - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Assessment/Research
  • Status: Completed

The project had a budget of R200,000.

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  • Other Emissions
EThekwini Water & Sanitation (EWS) Customer Service Centre - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Minimise energy consumption, conserve water and harvest phosphates (a diminishing resource) from urine.

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
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Small Scale Biodigestor - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

This project was undertaken to pilot the use of biodegisters in schools/farms in the eThekwini Municipal Area. The objectives are: 1. Construction of a single biodigester in a school/farm in eThekwini and; 2. Monitoring and evaluation of the digester as a appropriate energy source for certain applications.

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Sectors:
  • Commercial
Fluid Bed reactor - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2013
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Operation of the fluid bed reactor and generation of electricity at Kwamashu waste water treatment works. Steam to electricity, residual gas from turbine to heat digester and ash from incineration to be investigated for building purposes. Capacity: 1.3MWhp

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  • Other Emissions
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Community Renewable Energy Projects - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

Location: Durban Market (Clairwood), Alice Street Bus Deport, Thusong Centre, Claremont Taxi Rank Wards

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  • Buildings
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South Durban Basin Biodiversity and Greening Programme - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The South Durban Basin is environmentally degraded, experiencing air pollution, waste disposal problems and the loss of important natural resources. This situation has undermined the quality of life of residential communities in the area. It has also negatively impacted on the competitiveness of the business environment. The close interface between residential and industrial activities in the area has also created tensions between residential communities, local government and industry regarding future development in the area. These challenges are likely to be exacerbated by climate change impacts.

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Sectors:
  • Waste
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Non-Revenue Water Reduction - Water Pressure Management Programme - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The budget for this programme is R20 million per annum.

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  • Other Emissions
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Staff Cycling Programme - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

The eThekwini established a staff bicycle programme that aims to entice eThekwini staff to utilise bicycle for travelling for relevant Municipal business. The bicycles that are utilised were donated to the eThekwini Municipality by UNIDO. Currently, the number of bicycle stations at larger municipal buildings are being expanded.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
COP17 Durban Responsible Accommodation Campaign - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status: In operation

The budget for this project was R200 000.

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  • Buildings
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Cycling Programme - Lane expansion - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

eThekwini initiated a cycling lan network within the CBD in 2011, totaling more than 30km of cycling lanes. A process is underway, with the eThekwini Transport Authority, to expand the Kms of cycling lanes in other centres within eThekwini Municipality.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
KwaDabeka Hostel Hot Water Pilot - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Assessment/Research
  • Status: Completed

eThekwini Municipality is responsible for managing numerous hostels that house approximately 100,000 people. Many hostels do not currently provide piped hot water for residents and instead residents use kettles and two plate stoves to heat water for bathing and washing. This results in large monthly electricity usage as many hostels. The purpose of this project was to pilot the installation of solar water heaters on one floor of one hostel building to determine the cost effectiveness of a renewable energy solution to this problem. Eighteen 2m2 solar arrays were installed at KwaDabeka Hostel in June 2011, supplying 100 litres of hot water per day to 25 flats.

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  • Buildings
Solar Map (Reunion Partnership) - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Create solar raditation metering network for eThekwini and surrounds for accurate solar mapping and developing a solar forecasting model

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
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EOS - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Most PV installations in the city are linked to the electrical grid and require approval by the Electricity Unit. With large scale installation of PV, there are also potential impacts on revenue generation from electricity sales and significant potential for localised job creation. The primary aims of this project are 1. provide opoprtunities for learning about PV installations for municipal officials and the public by installing 500kWp of PV on municipal buildings; and 2. showcase the eThekwini Municipality in leading by example in applying renewable energy technologies.

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Sectors:
  • Commercial
Mini Hydros - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Installation of two mini hydro electric turbines at the inlet at various reservoirs in the northern aqueduct. This will also reduce pressure, which would have to be done by a PRB. combined capacity of 380kWhp for the two sites

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  • Other Emissions
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Durban Solar Cities - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2013
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

The project promotes PV installations at domestic and commercial scale by: developing a strategy for Solar City; making Solar power more affordable; updating rules and regulations; improving local grid policies and processes; educating and empowering potential customers and leading by example with installations on municipal properties.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
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Durban Industry Climate Change Partnership Project (DICCPP) - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2009
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The DICCPP seeks to address the lack of local capacity to respond to the challenge of climate change mitigation. The core focus of the DICCPP has been to provide support to the eThekwini Municipality’s Energy Office to promote implementation of the formally adopted municipal energy strategy. Some examples of DICCPP work included conceptualising the Shisa Solar Programme, managing the KwaZulu-Natal Sustainable Energy Forum (KSEF) and supporting the Implementation of the Mexico City Pact (Local Government Climate Change Pact). In addition, the DICCCPP has also conducted a number of climate change response workshops with various eThekwini economic clusters during 2010 and has participated in a local climate change partnership forged between the National Business Initiative, Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry, UNIDO and eThekwini Municipality.

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Western Aqueduct Hydro - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Installation of Hydro electric power generation turbines at two separate points on the new aqueduct bulk water supply pipeline. Will also reduce pressure, which would normally have to be done by a PRB. Starting capacity 2MWhp, final capacity 6 MWhp.

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  • Other Emissions
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Integrated Rapid Public Transport Network (IRPTN) - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Duplication of transport services and a lack of integration result in the wasteful usage of scarce resources, increased pollution and increased carbon emissions.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
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Staff Bicycle Programme - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
  • Status: In operation

The eThekwini Municipal Staff Bicycle project is designed to operate as bike share system. The intention is for the bicycles to be deployed and operated as pool vehicles as part of City Fleet . The bicycles would be available to councillors and eThekwini staff, provided they have signed a safety and liability contract and attended training (if necessary) . The bicycles are intended to be used for trips to and between meetings in the CBD and return at the end of their journey. The bicycles were donated to the Municipality during COP17 by UNIDO.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
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KwaZulu-Natal Sustainable Energy Forum (KSEF) - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Public Participation/Stakeholder engagement
  • Status: In operation

The main challenge that KSEF is trying to address was that there were a number of sustainable energy projects/role players in the city but that there was no interaction and engagement with one another. This is a climate change challenge since the sustainable industry is fairly new in developing countries like SA, so capacity needs to be built and linkages need to be created – KSEF does this.

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WWTW methane to Electricity - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2013
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Biogass power generation and sludge management solutions at selected waste waste treatment works. Exhaust heat will be used to heat digesters. Capacity: 400kWhp

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  • Other Emissions
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Domestic Orange Bag Recycling Programme - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2007
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

Recycling at source to reduce waste at landfills and to meet the obligations of the Polokwane Declaration.

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Sectors:
  • Waste
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Durban Landfill Gas-to-Electricity Project - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2004
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Capital: R 110 m, Operating: R 10 m per annum.

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Durban Solar Map - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year:
  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status: Completed

The primary purpose of the Durban Solar Map is to advance the uptake of decentralised Solar PV installation by removing the barrier of 'lack of access to Renewable Energy data' through the development of a web-based 'Solar Map' for the eThekwini Municipality Area (Durban).

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
COP 17/CMP 7 Event Greening Programme - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status: In operation

The budget for this is R5.8 million.

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Sectors:
  • Other Emissions
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South Durban Basin Recycling Pilot Project - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Assessment/Research
  • Status: In operation

The key climate change challenge is to reduce waste in order to contribute to clean and healthy environment and to raise awareness of the importance of recycling, the effects pollution has on the environment and why all people in the world should not litter.

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Sectors:
  • Waste
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Shisa Solar Programme - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year:
  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status: In operation

The aim of the project is for the eThekwini Municipality to promote the uptake of energy efficient hot water technologies in the middle and upper residential areas. The programme aims to make it easier for households to accessinformation about SWHs and reputable installers, while beenfiting from an additional Shisa Solar discount.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
Internal Energy Management Program (IEMP) - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

Implementation of a holistic approach to energy management in municipal infrastructure. The programme includes the development of an internal energy management policy and various energy efficiency interventions in municipal infrastructure and various smaller projects that link to this broader policy.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
Newlands Mashu Dewats - Evaluation for Waste Water Treatment and Reuse for Urban Horticulture - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Assessment/Research
  • Status: In operation

Construction of plant cost R 2.3 m, while testing and research cost R 1.15 m for the infrastructure to facilitate field trials and testing of water.

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Sectors:
  • Waste
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Greening of Moses Mabhida Stadium - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

The project is cross-sector incl. Built Environment, Tourism, Eventing, Parks, Hospitality, Energy, Water, Waste and Biodiversity.

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Sectors:
  • Facilities
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2010 eThekwini Municipal Greenhouse Gas Inventory - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

The purpose of this project is to catalogue the Green House Gas emissions of both eThekwini Municipality itself and the entire community within the eThekwini Municipal Area for the 2010 year. The organisational emissions of the eThekwini Municipality are being collected from a range of internal departments responsible for various emissions categories. The community emissions are being collected from a variety of external sources. In some cases accurate information is not available on certain emission categories; in these cases emissions will be estimated on best available current knowledge.

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Sectors:
  • Other Emissions
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Towards a Sustainable Pit Latrine Management Strategy Through LaDePa - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Budget: R70 million over 3 years.

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Sectors:
  • Waste
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Residential Energy Efficiency Programme - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2013
  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status: In operation

The residential energy efficiency programme will take on a similar format to that of the existing Shisa Solar programme, this will allow for lessons learnt to be brought through to the Residential energy efficiency programme. The primary aim of the residential energy efficiency programme will be to assist residents of the eThekwini municipality to undertake energy efficient measures in their own homes.

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  • Residential
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Energy Efficiency Demand Side Management (EEDSM) - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year:
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Over the past five years eThekwini Municipality has participated in the Department of Energy Municipal Energy Efficiency and Demand Side Management (EEDSM) program. The EEDSM program is a grant fund disbursed the municipalities to implement energy efficient lighting retrofits within municipal Infrastructure. In eThekwini, interventions were implemented in traffic lights, municipal Buildings and street lights.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
The GEOSUN project - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2012
  • Type:
  • Status: In operation

The GEOSUN project began in 2012, when the City of Le Port and eThekwini began discussing a project to better understand the solar resource potential of their respective regions. The solar resources of eThekwini differ greatly over very small spatial increments due to close proximity to the coastal and the nature of the terrain. This means that satellite models are often reasonably inaccurate for eThekwini. The uncertainty poses a high risk to developer of developing a project in the region which is often a deterrent for solar developers looking to invest in eThekwini. GEOSUN was designed to address this issue and improve the quality of radiometric data for the eThekwini region.

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  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
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Project Title: Wonderbag™ Residential Cooking Efficiency Programme - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The Wonderbag™ is a heat-retention/insulation cooker. The eThekwini Municipality is currently piloting 3500 Wonderbags™ in the Chesterville area, with a view to a large scale roll-out throughout the city. The Wonderbag™ saves approximately 0.5 tonnes of carbon per year if it is used 2 or 3 times a week. The Wonderbag™ heat-retention cooker is South Africa\'s first programmatic (PoA) CDM project being registered by the UNFCCC, and one of the first in Africa. The resultant revenue will ensure the project\'s commercial sustainability by subsidising the price at which the bags are sold. It will also be used to support communities of Wonderbag™ users to achieve \"green\" lifestyles.

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Wind Repowering - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Pilot 300kW wind project within eThekwini to increase the knowledge around localised environmental impacts and impacts on grid stability

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Sectors:
  • Other Emissions
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Low Cost Solar Water Heater Programme - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

The programme was implemented in the following areas of eThekwini Municipality: Welbedacht West and East, Parkgate, Nazareth Island and Cato Crest.

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Sectors:
  • Buildings
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Electric Bikes Pilot - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Assessment/Research
  • Status: Completed

This project seeks to address in part reducing carbon emissions associated with transport. Three electric bikes were purchased by eThekwini Municipality in 2010 in order to establish if electric bikes would be suitable modes of transport for any of the various transport requirements of the municipality. The three bikes were rotated amongst a variety of staff and departments in the municipality and reports and interviews completed with users to determine potential applications of electric bikes within the Municipality.

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Sectors:
  • Transport
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METIS - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The purpose of the project is to establish an enabling policy frameworktowards sustainable energy self-reliance by 2050 for eThekwini Municipality. This will be done through the development of Sustainable Energy Sector Development Plan that will outline the transition from nearly full reliance on imported energy to a more decentralised energy system. This will result in the establishement of a vibrant sustainable energy sector within the local economy. This will contribute substantially to advancing the green economy in the municipality.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Transport
  • Waste
  • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
  • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
  • Other Emissions
eThekwini Intergrated Transport Plan - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year:
  • Type: Action plan
  • Status: In operation

The plan focuses on reducing overall demand for road space whilst maximising the effective utilisation and efficient operation of road infrastructure for purposes of private and public transport use. The key focus areas are public transport, freight, safety, roads, and traffic management and control. The aim of the plan is to accelerate existing transport plan and maximise exixting transport infrastructure, and improve public transport services.

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Sectors:
  • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
  • Transport
  • Other Emissions
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Durban Climate Change Strategy - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year:
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

eThekwini Municipality developed the Durban Climate Change Strategy (DCCS), focused on adaptation and mitigation, through an inclusive and participatory process. The development of the DCCS acknowledged that we live in a world with finite and diminishing natural resources, such that Durban needs to convert to a low carbon, green economy that prioritises the sustainable use of ecosystem services whilst still overcoming the development challenges faced by the majority of Durban residents.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Transport
  • Waste
  • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
  • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
  • Other Emissions
Community Adaptation Plans (CAPs) - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: Completed

The budget for this programme is R2.5 million.

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Sectors:
  • Urban risks associated with housing
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Durban Adaptation Charter - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status: In operation

From 2 to 5 December 2011, Durban hosted the Durban Local
Government Convention where the Durban Adaptation
Charter (DAC) was signed. The charter commits signatory
cities to the implementation of ten key principles and raises
awareness regarding the need for adaptation, especially in
the Global South’s vulnerable communities. For more information
visit the DAC

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Sectors:
  • Human health
The Integrated Assessment Tool for Climate Change Adaptation - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Assessment/Research
  • Status: In operation

Budget: R 4,211,859

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Inanda Mountain Reforestation Project - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The project has a budget of R4.1 million and involves the following sectors: Community, Natural Environment, Water, Energy.

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Luganda School Water Harvesting and Micro Agricultural Water Management Technology - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

The budget for this project is R350,000.

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Paradise Valley Reforestation Project - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The budget details for the project are as follows: R 3.3 m in current financial year for invasive alien plant control and future CEBA contributions.

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Durban Botanic Gardens: A Climate Change and Biodiversity Awareness Centre of Excellence - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Education/Awareness Raising
  • Status: In operation

This project addresses A general lack of awareness of climate change and an understanding of the value of biodiversity and healthy ecosystems in buffering communities against the impacts of climate change.

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Green Guideline Series - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The budget for this project is R516,000.

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Sihlanzimvelo Project - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The budget of the project is R 15 m per annum over 3 years.

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Sea level rise assessment - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2009
  • Type: Assessment/Research
  • Status: Completed

The budget for this project was R500,000.

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Working on Fire - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The total budget for this project is R5 million.

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eThekwini Municipality Systematic Conservation Plan - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The budget for this programme is R100,000.

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Green Roof Pilot Project - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2008
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

Urban heat island effect and run-off from hardened urban areas are likely to increase under local climate change scenarios. Loss of natural areas in the city has resulted in a loss of biodiversity.

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Invasive Alien Plant (IAP) Control Programme - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The budget for this program is R9 million.

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Durban Community Ecosystem Based Adaptation (CEBA) - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The Durban Community Ecosystem Based Adaptation (CEBA) Programme is a green economy type project that combines a variety of habitat restoration and reforestation projects to improve ecosystem services for vulnerable communities and to create employment opportunities to alleviate poverty. The Durban CEBA was created as an offset for Durban’s carbon footprint associated with hosting COP17/ CMP 7.

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Durban Metropolitan Open Space (D’MOSS): Planning and Implementation - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 1990
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The budget: R 2 m annual capital budget for land acquisition This will increase to R11million in 2013/14.

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Buffelsdraai Landfill Site Community Reforestation Project - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2008
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

The project involved the following sectors: Community, Natural Environment, Water, Energy and had a budget of R 13,163,689.

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Durban Green Corridor - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

The budget for this project is R4.5 million including R3 million from additional partners.

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Sectors:
local action
Sliding Scale of Tariffs - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Fiscal / Financial mechanism
  • Status: In operation

Erratic water supply, as a consequence of predicted climate change, will potentially compound challenges currently faced whereby increasing demand for potable water exceeds supply capacity.

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Mariannhill Landfill Conservancy - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 1997
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

The budget for this project is Approx. R 550,000 per annum.

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Development of the combined Adaptation and Mitigation Strategy - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2013
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The development of a combined, municipal wide adaptation and mitigation strategy is being planned, and is currently in the procurement process. This a multi-stakeholder collaboration, and identifying best practice and blue sky thinking, the municipality is seeking to develop a strategy that takes into account the concepts of planetary boundaries and Safe Operating Spaces

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Sectors:
  • Human health
local action
Durban Water Recycling - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

Please note that the project is financed by private financing.

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Municipal Adaptation Plan for Climate Change - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2009
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: Completed

The key climate challenges are multiple adaptation challenges including Health, Water and Disaster Management Sectors due to potential climate change impacts.

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Sectors:
  • Human health
local action
Working for Ecosystems - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

The budget for this programme is R2.5.

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Durban Climate Change Partnership (DCCP) - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

Budget: approx. R800,000.

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Sectors:
  • Human health
local action
Non-User Conservation Servitudes (NUCS) - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status: In operation

Securing conservation worthy land by means other than land acquisition from landowners. NUCS registration is completed in favour of eThekwini Municipality but the land remains in private ownership and management. eThekwini municipality provides rates relief.

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Municipal Adaptation Plans Cost-Benefit Analysis - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2011
  • Type: Assessment/Research
  • Status: In operation

Budget: R 1,449,643

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Sectors:
  • Human health
local action
Low Carbon Durban Research Project - eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Assessment/Research
  • Status: Completed

The total budget for the project was R2.1 million.

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Inventories
Community inventories

The eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality has reported 6 Community emission inventories, since 2010. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2015, the Stationary energy, Transport, Waste management, Industrial process and product use, Agriculture, forest and other land use and Agriculture, forest and other land use are identified as key emission sources.

GHG emission from eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
GHG inventory in 2015
Government operations inventory

The eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality has reported 5 government operational inventories, since 2010. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2014, the Waste management and Other are identified as key emission sources.

GHG emission from eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
GHG inventory in 2014

Gumede
Mayor Zandile Gumede
eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, South Africa

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Initiative

OPCC 2017 Registered Cities
Compact of Mayors - ICLEI
MXCP Signatories
Earth Hour City Challenge 2013-2014
Transformative Action Program
Earth Hour City Challenge

Status of compliance

Compact of Mayors
full compliance
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