CAIF Partner Cities
The City of Cape Town has a high carbon footprint compared to other similar cities due to its poor energy security matrix, is rapidly urbanising, with urban sprawl and increase vulnerability to the impacts of climate change. In 2001, the City of Cape Town adopted an integrated Metropolitan Environmental Policy identifying a need to shift from business-as- usual to a targeted sustainable agenda. The city has recognised that its legacy issues of spatial planning and transport does not adhere to its international obligation and the SDGs.
examples of publications
E-mobility in South Africa
Transportation has been a key driver of economic and social activity, and also one of the largest and fastest growing energy end-user sectors. An uptake of electric vehicles is envisaged to be an important part of low-carbon technology pathways for transportation. The Urban Electric Mobility Initiative (UEMI) supports the phasing out of conventionally fuelled vehicles and increase the share of electric vehicles in the total volume of individual motorised transports in cities to at least 30% by 2030. Within this context the preceding chapters evaluate the Electric Vehicle Readiness (EV-Readiness) of the Republic of South Africa’s city of Cape Town. The evaluation that follows includes a review of the policy environment, contributions to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the United Nation’s New Urban Agenda. While in many re- spects the Republic of South Africa has made numerous advancements,this paper identifies that the governing administration of SA needs to in- crease support towards infrastructure development and support the EVs industry switch over – both users and industry, review the taxation policy for the uptake of EVs into the current environment; provide for a tax incentive for those users who want to make the shift, and engage with all stakeholders in the process of EVs adaptation and implementation.
Policy Environment Paper: South Africa
This paper aims to identify policy measures in line with the UN’s New Urban Agenda and in the context of the respective Nationally Determined Contributions of the Republic of South Africa (SA). This paper reviews current developments to mitigate and adaption too Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and focuses on national policies and implementation strategies of the South African government in keeping with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change (2015). A brief overview of the City of Cape Town’s strategies to accordingly mitigate and adapt is conducted by reviewing the sectors of transport, energy and resource sector.
City example: Cape Town
Kenya is committed to reduce its emissions by 30% by 2030 (i.e. 143 Mt CO2e) relative to a business-as-usual (BAU) scenario (base year 2010). Its aim to reduce emissions covers all sectors: Energy, Transport, Industrial Process, Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use and Waste sector.
Kenya’s emissions have increased substantially between 1995-2010 and this trend is likely to continue as the country strives to become an industrialised middle income country in the near future.