The Green Connection is partnering in a collaborative campaign to sustainable protection of South Africa’s oceans, in an innovative and exciting three-year initiative with WILDTRUST (lead organisation), Centre for Environmental Rights, Ocean Unite, South African Association for Marine Biological Research, and WWF-SA.
South Africa currently has only 0.4% of its continental waters within MPAs (excluding the MPA in the Southern Ocean territorial waters around the Prince Edward Islands). In addition, Africa is currently facing escalating marine hydrocarbon and mineral resources extractive pressure, led by large international companies.
This project aims to create a positive and receptive environment for MPA expansion (i.e. MPAs seen as a valuable tool and desirable commodity), and encourage sustainable ocean governance, which value the resilience of oceans, ecosystem services and food security, and to developing country economies based on sustainable energy systems, such as renewable energy, especially in the face of climate change.
Liziwe McDaid presented at the International Association for Impact Assessment – South Africa (IAIA-SA) conference of impact assessors. Her topic was nuclear and coal distracting from climate change adaption.
IAIA-SA conference delegates
A snippet below of Liziwe’s presentation.
Popular Education Programme
Burning Issues 2: Focus on the trillion Rand Nuclear Deal
There has been a long history of opposition to nuclear energy in this country but as government continues with this R1 trillion secret deal, more and more people are becoming aware and standing up to voice their opposition. What is this deal about? Why some people consider nuclear energy dangerous? What do we all need to learn about nuclear, for the sake of our grandchildren’s future?
Please join us for this participatory popular education session!
Wednesday, 29 March 2017; 10:00 – 13:00
Athlone Community Hall
(corner Klipfontein Rd/ Jan Smuts Highway)
For catering purposes and transport assistance please RSVP
Kasongo 064701 9500 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
An exciting opportunity for ordinary citizens to find out about how environmental burdens are often borne by the poor, while environmental benefits are experienced by the rich.. how does this play out in the current South Africa.
Poor and rich .. side by side – are they experiencing the same environmental quality?
Learning about energy efficiency at household level
Start a journey to energy efficiency and find out what’s up with your Watts. Learn how to measure, manage and minimize your electricity use. The price of electricity is increasing each year. How can you use less electricity and counter these increases. Electricity tariffs are also changing. Are you on the correct one ?
Liz Mcdaid worked with SAFCEI, conducting energy audits for buildings, such as Faith Centres.
Recently an energy audit of a church in Mitchells Plain was completed as part of SAFCEI’s energy auditing programme.
SAFCEI Energy 100
The energy audit in process
Wind farm in South Africa. Part of the Renewable Energy Programme for Independent Power Producers. Green Connection has been part of formerly analysing the progress made by these power producers in supplying renewable energy and creating jobs, local enterprises, and socio-economic development.
The International Renewable Energy conference is taking place in Cape Town 4th to 7th October 2015.
The Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REI4P) is South Africa’s flagship programme for moving towards increasing renewable energy in our energy mix.
The report provides a review of progress with renewable energy programme, including the increasing amount of renewable energy, the capacity of government to manage the programme and the implementation of the proposed community benefits.
The full report can be downloaded EGI REI4P review 2014
EGI November 2014 review addendum final.pdf
EGI REI4P Review 2014 summary
SMART ELECTRICITY PLANNING considers the immediate needs of people and planet. It makes modern, employment creating choices that focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency, rather than utilising old technologies that are expensive and unhealthy.
SMART ELECTRICITY BROCHURE