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

Green Energy

Two Summit venues are powered by green electricity.

The Summit is hosting an innovative pilot project: one that aims to show that 'green' electricity is entirely feasible.

The pilot will provide the UBUNTU Village and the NASREC Expocentre with electricity that is certified green by South Africa's National Electricity Regulator (NER) and supplied by green sources.

Green electricity is produced in a sustainable manner from renewable energy sources- the sun, the wind, biomass and small hydro-electric stations.

This pilot project will lay the basis for a regulatory and trading regime for green electricity in South Africa.

The project is enabled by a grant under the DEAT Climate Change Programme which is supported by USAID.

"Wind energy is a source of green power"

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