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


The green value chain

We've attempted to ensure that, goods and services being used at the Summit are produced, used and disposed of in an environmentally responsible way.

We've adopted the principal, 'environmental responsibility is part of social responsibility' all the way along the supply chain.

· Many of the flowers you'll see at conference venues are indigenous
South African fynbos - from the globally important Cape Floral Kingdom
-harvested sustainably.

Gifts are wrapped in minimal packaging. The packaging is reusable,
recyclable or biodegradable.

We have scrutinised suppliers - even those supplying catering ,
medical goods and security systems.

The paper you'll use has come from sustainably managed
forests operating under and produced at mills with an environmental
management plan.

The Cape Floral Kingdom is home to a large percentage of South
Africa's plant species. Several conservation areas in the Cape have
been declared to preserve this diverse vegetation type.

Our partners: