GIZ- Climate Support Programme to support the 2017SAEEC Conference
The SAEEC Conference is proudly supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and its Climate Support Programme (CSP). The Climate Support Programme is implemented by GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), as a part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI).
CSP supports the South African Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) in achieving the departments’ ambitious mitigation and adaptation objectives. Since 2010, CSP has, for instance, helped in developing the country’s National Climate Change Response Policy (NCCRP). In the current project phase, which runs from April 2017 to March 2020, it will support DEA on policy development and its implementation in the thematic areas of mitigation and adaptation, in addition to Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV).
Building on previous policy work, CSP is also working with DEA to support the implementation of the climate change flagships programmes, of which energy is a key thematic component. This includes support on energy efficiency and small-scale embedded generation, working with DEA and other partners including the Department of Energy (DoE) and the Department of Public Works (DPW).
The South African and German governments have a long history of cooperation in the fields of energy and climate change, with GIZ as the implementing organisation for many programmes in the country. GIZ is also collaborating with DEA, DoE and DPW in supporting the implementation of the Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings and Infrastructure Programme, which has been submitted to the NAMA Facility for funding.
The GIZ- Climate Support Programme will facilitate a session on Climate Change at the 12th Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation Conference on 14-15 November 2017, at Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, South Africa. To join GIZ-CSP at the 2017SAEEC Conference, please register below.