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10 November 2003, Version 30
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DAY 1: Wednesday, 19 November 2003
THEME: Local energy stratey and its links to city development




07:30 – 09:00

Registration & TEA

Chair for Session – Adv Wallace Mgoqi - City of Cape Town

09:00 – 09:10

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Nomaindia Mfeketo - Mayor of Cape Town

09:10 – 09:40

Key Note Opening Address: Cities, poverty and sustainability – the energy link

Chippy Olver - Director General of Environment and Tourism

09:40 – 10:25

Leicester, UK– turning our city around through energy

Cllr Ross Willmott  - Leicester City Council

10:25 – 10:50


10:50 – 11:20

The role of energy in city development strategies

Andrew Boraine - SA Cities Network

11:20 – 11:55

Making energy everyone’s business in municipalities

Margaret Pageler, Seattle (USA)

11:55 – 12:35

Barcelona, Spain- Sustainable Energy, a city approach

Josep Puig I Boix former Sustainable City Councillor of Barcelona

12:35 – 13:35 LUNCH

Chair for Session – Dr Mike Sutcliffe - eThekwini Municipality

13:35 – 14:15

Championing sustainable energy at a mayoral level - the case of Potchefstroom, South Africa

Mayor Raymond Mampe of Potchefstroom

14:15 – 14:55

Initiating and Funding Energy Efficiency, renewable energy and clean fuels at a local level

Chukka Yesuratnam, Guntur, India
14:55 - 15:35 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Our city energy management plan Mônica Di Masi, Energy Program Manager Secretariat for the Environment, Municipality of Rio de Janeiro

15:35– 16:00


16:00– 16:40

Cape Town City Energy Strategy - A South African Case Study

Cllr Saleem Mowzer, City of Cape Town

16:40 – 17:00

Energy Cities Declaration / resolutions

Hari Srinivas, UNEP

17:00 – 17:15

Summary & Closing remarks

Andrew Boraine


18:30 – 20:00


Address – Local Authorities and sustainability

Nomaindia Mfeketo - Mayor of Cape Town

DAY 2: Thursday, 20 November 2003
THEME: Challenges and opportunities relating to local energy strategies




08:00 - 08:10

Introduction & Housekeeping

Getrude Ngenda, ICLEI

Identifying the Key Debates



08:10 – 10:30

Parallel panel debate :

  Impact of policy


transformation on local government in SA

1. Restructuring in the electricity supply & distribution industry

2. Integrating Cities – the role of Transport

  • Introduction: ESI & EDI Reform: Opportunities for Sustainable Development - Mark Pickering, Palmer Development Group
  • Introduction:  Mexico City, making transport work for us - Mr Dionicio Rosas, Mexico City
  • Status of EDI & implications for local government - Phindile Nzimande, EDI Holdings
  • Transport Authority – making a difference for sustainability, Andrew Oucamp, Thekwini Municipality
  • Status of ESI & implications for local government - Justice Mavhungu, Dept of Public Enterprises
  • The city’s perspective to integrative sustainable transport, Cobus Hugo, City of Cape Town
  • Regulation of ESI /EDI and opportunities for local government - Naresh Singh, National Electricity Regulator
  • Sustainable Integrative Transport solutions, Richard Gordge, CSIR: Transportek
  • Response: Roy Wienand, eThekwini Municipality AMEU member


Mark Pickering, Palmer Development Group

Melissa Whitehead – Urban Transport and Energy Conservation


 08:10 – 10:30


Parallel panel debate :

Impact of policy


transformation on local government in SA

3. Planning for sustainable cities

4. Energy related Codes & Standards for Housing & Buildings

  • IDPs and City Development Strategies - Sogan Moodley, eThekwini Municipality
  • Seattle’s use of building codes & standards to promote a sustainable city - Margaret Pageler, Seattle (USA)
  • Urban Spatial Organization and Energy Efficiency - Sharon Biermann, Centre for Scientific & Industrial Research
  • Brief input on status of energy related codes & standards for housing & buildings - Pamela Sekhonyana,  National Department of Housing
  • Urban Renewal and Sustainability - Shahid Solomon, City of Cape Town
  • The potential for codes & standards in SA: lessons from international experiences - Ron Watermeyer, Soderland & Schutte (Pty) Ltd
  • City Ecological Footprinting - Barrie Gasson, University of Cape Town
  • Projects' view on implementing codes and standards, Christelle Beyers, IIEC
  • The role & options for local governments towards energy efficient building & housing - Richard Holden, Chief Building Inspector, Joburg Municipality


Alison Todes – University of Natal

Sydney Parsons, CSIR

10:30– 11.00


Identifying Solutions – Lessons from case studies

11:00 – 13:00


1.  Public Buildings &  Lighting

2.  Transport

3. Waste Management & Methane Recovery

4.  Water Services

Introduction: Saving energy through efficient lighting – the potential and successes in SA - Barry Bredenkamp, BONESA

Introduction: energy efficiency characteristics of passenger transport modes - Roger Behrens , University of Cape Town

An international perspective, Bob Price  ICLEI

Overview of the Watergy program & the way forward in South Africa, Mike Rabe Watergy

Review of energy efficiency in SA Government Building - Chris Lithole, Vhangana

Low cost bicycle supply and promotion strategies in South African cities - Andrew Wheeldon, Bicycle Empowerment Programme

Inter-utility co-operation, a strategy to close the eco cycles in cities - And example from Stockholm, Stefan Camitz, WSP, Sweden

Water supply Situation in Western Highveld Area, Ronnie McKenzie, Water Resources Planning & Conservation

Garankuwa Street lighting project - Juan Mostert, Tshwane Municipality

Non-motorised network planning and prioritisation initiatives in Cape Town - Kevin Garrod, City of Cape Town -

Ekurhuleni Methane Recovery Project - A Case Study, Tony Pieters, Ekurhuleni Municipality

Heinrich Mostert, City of Cape Town

Parow Building Case Study - Mark Borchers, Sustainable Energy Africa

The experience and transferability prospects of Latin American bus rapid transit systems - Maddie Mazaza, City of Cape Town

Lessons in extracting and using methane from landfill sites - John Coetzee, Jeffares & Green

Chris Brouckaert, University of Natal

Resource person - Susan Anderson, Portland (USA)

Alternative Transport Technologies – Current trends and potential in SA - Marianne Vanderschuren, University of Cape Town

eThekwini Methane recovery Project, Lindsay Strachan, eThekwini Municipality

Resource person Ross Wilmott, Leicester (UK)


Resource person Dionicio Rosas , Mexico City (Mexico)

Resource Person: - Mr René Sanapo, Cebu (Philippines)



Stephen Granger, Environmental Manager, City of Cape Town

Roger Behrens – UCT, Urban Transport Research Group

Salim Haider , City of Cape Town

Mike Rabe – Programme Manager, Watergy SA

13:00 – 14:00


Identifying Solutions – Lessons from case studies 2

14:00 – 16:00


1.  Housing & Household energy

2.  Green Procurement 

3.  Electricity Supply

4. Energy Communication & Education

Kimberley Moeshoeshoe Housing project, Robert Buchanan, Sol Plaatjie Municipality

Introduction: Harnessing Institutional Procurement of Energy-efficient products - Jeff Harris Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, US

Introduction to Green Electricity Supply in SA - Glynn Morris, AGAMA Energy

International experiences , Kaare Albrechtsen, OVE Denmark

Lwandle Solar Water Heating Project - Nkosinati Caso, Liebenberg and Stander

Procuring for innovative products – lessons from Stockholm Municipality - Stefan Camitz, WSP, Sweden

Decentralised supply – the Aachen Model - Klaus Meiners , Aachen Municipality

The SEED programme & Methodology for communicating energy, Fikiswa Mahote, Development Action Group

Kuyasa Housing Project, Cape Town -  Steve Thorne, SouthSouthNorth


Greening the WSSD Lesson for local government - Tzila Katzel, IUCN

City Power Case Study - Yousuf Haffejee, General Manager - Energy Management, City Power Johannesburg

Cape Town Case Study - Lindie Buirski, City of Cape Town

Experiences and learnings from SEED programmes Housing & Energy work, 1998 until present - Monwabisi Booi, SEED Advisor, City of Cape Town

The opportunities & challenges for green procurement in SA – the role of local government - Mark Swilling, Sustainability Institute

Wind energy in Sheffield - Dr. Nigel Mortimer, Sheffield University

Communicating energy issues to the public: An activist organisations perspective, Liz McDaid - Earthlife Africa

Resource Person: Monica Di Masi, Rio de Janiero (Brazil)

Resource Person: Josef Puig, Barcelona (Spain)

Resource person Margaret Pageler, Seattle (USA)

Resource Person: - Marcia Jimenez, Chicago (USA)


Monty Nasoo, SACN

Amanda Nair, City of Johannesburg

Sandile Tyatya - Department of Minerals and Energy

Eureta Rosenberg; Dr., Environmental Education Consultants

16:00 – 16:20


16:20 – 17:20

Plenary towards conference resolutions Cape Town declaration on South African cities

Musa Soni, SALGA

LAUNCH of UNEPs Latest Urban Management Series, 2003 “Energy Savings in Cities – Issues, Strategies & Options for Local Governments”

Hari Srinivas - UNEP

17:20 – 17:30

Summary and conclusion

Osman Asmal , CCT

17:30 – 18:30

Meeting of facilitators & Scribes

Leila Mahomed, SEA

DAY 3: Friday, 21 November 2003
THEME: Equipping cities to formulate and implement city energy strategies





Chair for Session – Osman Asmal – City of Cape Town

08:00 - 08:15

Housekeeping & Opening remarks

08:15 – 08:45

Keynote Closing Address: The role of local authorities in achieving a sustainable energy vision for SA

Minister Phumzile Mlambo-Ncguka of Minerals & Energy

08:45 – 09:30

Portland, Oregan, partnerships, policies, financing and training for energy in our city

Susan Anderson, Director of Sustainable Development Portland, Oregan

09:30 – 11:00

Panel discussion

Partnerships to promote sustainable energy in cities

Amal-Lee Amin - Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership

City policies and measures for sustainable energy

Harald Winkler – UCT Energy for Development Research Centre

CDM Projects and financing energy initiatives at the local level

Davin Chown, One World Investment

Capacity building in energy for sustainable development

Sarah Ward, Sustainable Energy Africa

11:00 – 11:30


11:30 – 13.30

Presentatin of key findings from parallels session / plenary.

Recommendations for way forward

Summary & Closure

Andrew Boraine & Monty Nasoo, SACN

13:30 – 14:30


LAUNCH OF Climate Change in the Development World – SouthSouthNorth - PRESS CONFERENCE  

15:00 – 17.00

Workshop – Cape Town Energy Strategy

 Invited participants

African Energy Cities Network
Saturday, 22 November 2003

9:00 – 12.30

Workshop towards the development of an information forum for African Cities interested in sustainable energy 

Facilitators – UNEP/SEA/ICLEI

Optional Saturday Site Visits
Delegates can participate in a tour focusing on energy projects, which links up to the Cape Care Route (additional cost). Please book directly with Faizel Gangat from Cape Caper Tours for the special energy focus tour, email: tourcape@mweb.co.za.
TOOLKIT & Post conference information
  • An 'Energising South African Cities' manual will be handed out. This is a "how to" manual, which will include best practices and the City of Cape Town will also make their 'Energy Strategy' available.
  • A directory of African organisations working in urban development and energy will also be distributed and used to facilitate an African network of organisations and municipalities that could work towards local energy strategies.
  • A CD of all presentations made at the conference will be prepared and distributed to all delegates post conference.