Following the open of the programme’s first call for proposals in South Africa on 10 July 2020, the British High Commission is overjoyed to instruct the allocation of more than £3 million in grant funding to 10 local weather alternate mitigation projects under its UK Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions (UK PACT) Programme.
The projects had been selected through a competitive job and respond to the local weather alternate mitigation priorities of a quantity of key government institutions, so to augment South Africa’s staunch transition to a low-carbon, inclusive, local weather-resilient economy and society. The organisations leading the projects and their companions will construct capability, elevate consciousness and offer technical assist to a range of national, provincial and municipal government stakeholders. The projects will be carried out by a quantity of local and world organisations from the interior most and non-governmental sector, civil society and academia.
Nigel Casey, the British High Commissioner acknowledged:
As host of COP 26 and a long standing trend, exchange and investment accomplice, I’m delighted that we’re launching this fluctuate of projects aimed at supporting inexperienced, resilient and inclusive financial boost in South Africa. The enviornment is focusing on each and each local weather and COVID-19 recovery and we would like to augment South Africa to be at the forefront of the crawl to construct assist better.
As COP 26 President Designate, the UK is dedicated to ensuring that an ambitious and equitable is done at Glasgow in 2021. This means attaching equal precedence to the three pillars of the Paris Agreement – mitigation, adaptation and finance. Despite the trouble that COVID-19 has dropped at all economies, the UK has dedicated to double its World Climate Finance (ICF) over the next 5 years to £11.6 billion. Through its ICF commitment, the UK can reinforce inexperienced recovery efforts in extra than 100 nations, including South Africa, and results to date unusual the transformative impact that ICF programmes enjoy UK PACT can hold.
The chosen projects focal point on three precedence areas of local weather alternate motion and greenhouse gasoline emissions reduction:
Energy: As arguably the most salient effort confronting South Africa’s energy sector, four projects were selected focussing on the staunch energy transition. These projects will reinforce beneficiaries at municipal, provincial and national government ranges to formulate energy transition pathways that are inclusive of vulnerable communities, identify novel employment alternatives all the map in which during the inexperienced economy and which capacitate varied actors in the energy sector to place into effect low-carbon energy applied sciences. To boot, two projects were selected which is ready to work to augment the implementation of increased energy efficiency standards in buildings and the uptake of renewable and replace tidy fuels much like hydrogen.
Sustainable Mobility: Two projects will work to augment the policy framework role out in the nation’s Inexperienced Transport Strategy, particularly in regards to ramping up South Africa’s transition against electrical vehicles and low-carbon mobility.
Sustainable finance: Two projects will assist pressure entry to inexperienced finance and scale up sustainable investment in South Africa through transparency and local weather-linked risk administration.
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Pudgy checklist of projects, imposing companions and beneficiary organisations:
|Project Title||Implementing Partners||Beneficiaries|
|Distilling the Correct Energy Transition in SA: Harmonising Conflict and Searching for Opportunities||TIPS (Lead), NALEDI, Peta Wolpe, GroundWork||eMalahleni Native Municipality, Steve Tshwete Native Municipality, Department of Atmosphere, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) , Department of Trade, Industry and Opponents (DTIC), Trade Unions (through NALEDI), Mpumalanga Provincial Government|
|Climate Transitions Protocol||National Industry Initiative (NBI)||NBI Deepest Sector Membership, Industry Unity South Africa (BUSA), DEFF|
|Constructing the Inexperienced Hydrogen Economy Correct Energy Transition: Co-growing a Correct Labour Transition during the TVET College Gadget in SA||SAIIA (Lead), TIPS, UCT Energy Analysis Centre, KPMG, Bambili Energy||DSI, South African National Energy Trend Institute (SANEDI), DTIC and Energy and Water SETA (EW SETA)|
|The Trend of a Inexperienced Economy Cluster Organisation to Give a boost to Mpumalanga’s Position in the Validation, Implementation and Practice-on Analysis of the SAREM||GreenCape||Mpumalanga Provincial Government, DTIC, DSI and Renewable Energy Industry Associations (SAREC, SAWEA, STASA, SAPVIA)|
|Different Financing Units for Embedded Expertise of Renewable Energy in South African Municipalities||ICLEI Africa (Lead), Arise Community and 3E||DBSA and a quantity of secondary municipalities|
|Operationalising Energy Efficiency Certificates (EPCs) in South Africa||Carbon Belief (Lead) and GBCSA||SANEDI|
|Utilizing the inexperienced agenda through aligning South Africa’s local weather-linked financial disclosure with world most attention-grabbing follow||DNA Economics (Lead), the GreenHouse, Difficult Economics and WWF-SA||National Treasury, Affiliation for Financial savings and Investment in SA (ASISA), Council for Retirement Funds for South Africa (BATSETA), Banking Affiliation of South Africa (BASA), Government Staff Pension Fund and the Johannesburg Inventory Exchange (JSE)|
|Growing the South African Inexperienced Finance Taxonomy and Embedding its use||NBI (Lead) and Carbon Belief||The National Treasury (NT), DEFF, JSE, Banking Affiliation of South Africa (BASA) and the Monetary Sector Behavior Authority (FSCA)|
|Shifting the Transport Paradigm – Electric Vehicles||Nelson Mandela Metropolitan College (NMMU) and CENEX||DoT, DEFF and Western Cape Provincial Government|
|Electric Vehicle Readiness in Metropolis of Johannesburg||Sustainable Energy Africa (SEA)||Metropolis of Johannesburg, South African Native Government Affiliation (SALGA) and Department of Transport (DoT)|
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