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Objective One:
To motivate and explain why city energy strategies are an important part of city development strategies
Energy strategies and competitive cities (how having an energy strategy in place is part of establishing a city's comparative advantage in the global economy)
Energy strategies and inclusive cities (energy poverty, disproportional hidden costs for poor households, impact on quality of life)
Why sustainable energy is everyone's business (impact on economic development, social development, environmental integrity, transport, housing, procurement, fleet management, public buildings, public amenities, roads and streets, water, air quality, planning, land, waste, energy supply, etc)
4. Addressing energy use patterns and management to improve municipal financial sustainability
Objective Two:
To explain the content of a comprehensive city energy strategy
1. The role of cities in meeting obligations to reduce carbon emissions (Cities for Climate Protection; international and local case studies)
2. Roles and responsibilities of local authorities for energy efficiency (SA policy and legislation; DEAT; DME; NER)
3. What is a city energy strategy? (International and local case studies)
Objective Three:
To equip cities to formulate and implement city energy strategies within the context of a city development strategy
1. How to formulate and implement a citywide energy strategy (international and local case studies; role of SEED partnership programme, SACN)
2. City energy strategies toolkit (practical application)
3. Parallel groups for stakeholder recommendations
Target Audience
This is a very focused conference of about 250 participants. As energy is a cross sectoral issue, mayors, city managers, councillors and senior officials from all the relevant departments should attend. Appropriate provincial and national government, academics and civil society representatives as well as energy service providers and donors are also encouraged to attend.
Places are limited so register now!
The conference fee is R 900 . This fee is subsidized and includes a carbon tax . (works out to R200 a day excluding carbon tax)
Registration cut-off date: 30 September 2003
A non-refundable additional late registration fee of R300.00 will be charged after the cut-off date of 30 September 2003.
Substitutions will be accepted at an additional fee of R 300.00 per person.
When and where will it be held?
19 - 21 November 2003 at
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