Greening the WSSD is the first attempt to reduce the environmental impacts of a major UN Summit on the host city .  In this case, the people of Johannesburg. By working with them, we aim to protect, conserve and improve the city's environment and natural resources........ leaving a legacy for the future.
Energy Efficiency
Water Management
Waste Management
Public Awareness
Responsible Tourism
Monitoring & Evaluation
Showcasing Projects
Consumption Barometer
Joburg Climate Legacy
Green Energy
Gauteng Provincial
Government Initiatives

The Sandton Convention
Gauteng Green Projects


A special thank you is extended to the insightful leadership offered by:

Mohamed El-Ashry (CEO, GEF Secretariat), Hutton Archer (Team Leader of Communications, GEF Secretariat), Ingrid Blignault (Chief Operating Officer, JOWSCO), Saliem Fakir (Director, IUCN-SA and Greening Initiative Team Leader), Trish Hanekom (HOD, DACEL and Chair of Greening Initiative Steering Committee) Naheed Haque (Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP South Africa), Naheed Haque (Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP South Africa), , Moss Mashishi (CEO, JOWSCO), Mary Metcalfe (MEC, DACEL and the Political Champion for the Initiative), Flora Mokgohloa (Director, Environmental Management, City of Johannesburg), Valli Moosa (Minister of Environmental Affairs & Tourism), John Ohiorhenuan (Resident Representative, UNDP South Africa), Nik Sekhran (Regional Coordinator UNDP-GEF, Southern Africa), and Joanne Yawitch (Chief Director, DACEL and Chair of the Greening Initiative Project Management Team).

The Project Team which has delivered on this initiative includes:

Alexandra Baillie, Federica Battista, Lynne Broomhall, Jeremy Burnham, Sharon Chetty, Elizabeth Conrad, Suzette de Wet, Jane Edge, Mariyam Niamir-Fuller, , Claudia Holgate, Ari Kapsosideris, Tzila Katzel, Reinhold Loots, Zarina Patel, Kimon Phitidis, Eddy Russell, Lala Steyn, Paul Stober, Christa Venter, and Theresa Wilson.

We would like to acknowledge the sponsorship and partnerships that contributed towards making this initiative a success:

Amarula, Business Action for Sustainable Development (BASD), Coca Cola, City of Johannesburg, Cybernetics, Department of Environmental Affairs & Tourism (DEAT), Department of Water Affairs (DWAF), Elektroserve, Earthlife Africa (ELA), Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa (Fedhasa), Future Forests, Gauteng Economic Development Agency (GEDA), Green Power for WSSD Project Team, IIEC, Johannesburg Climate Legacy (JCL), Governmance Body, KPMG, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), Pikitup, Pioneer, South African Breweries (SAB), South South North, USAID, and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

Specialised services were provided to the initiative by the following:

Alistair Clacherty and Associates (Sustainable Development Training Manual), Aviva Melamed (Website Design and Maintenance), Common Ground Consulting (Monitoring and Evaluation), CSIR (Gauteng Province, Sustainable Development database and exhibition), Media Max (Media Placement), Meropa Communications (Public Relations and Communications), Nick Chevallier Productions (Video Production), Seventh Wave (Exhibition Design and Information Terminals), Sisane Mkhari and Associates (Public Relations and Communications), Statistics Consulting Services (Statisticians), Studio V (Design), Caroline Suzman (Photography) and Varder Hulsbosch (Advertising).

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