City of Johannesburg Climate Action Plan Implementation Tracking

SEA's role in this project is supporting the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) in monitoring and enabling climate action by citizens, and local businesses and organisations, through data systems set-up, stakeholder engagement, and through catalysing action in big-impact areas such as energy efficiency in buildings, grid decarbonisation and climate resilience.

The City’s Climate Action Plan (CAP), approved by council and formally launched at the end of 2021, sets a vision for a just transition couched within two high-levels goals of a  net zero carbon city and a resilient city. The CAP identifies priority delivery actions for accelerating climate action across ten thematic areas, such as affordable clean energy, water security, optimised energy efficiency in buildings, and resilient human settlements, amongst others.

In order to monitor progress – measure success and adjust priorities – the City is supported in developing a climate action monitoring, evaluation and reporting process, with stakeholder engagement as a critical mechanism for leveraging action. Yet it is vital that the City actively supports citizenry towards the common climate goals. Hence each monitoring systems development activity will incorporate enabling elements. For example, an embedded generation tracking system is enabled through assistance in a registration system set-up and awareness campaign guidance. The figure below provides a visual guide as to key project activities and focus areas.

Funder: UK PACT (Partnering for Accelerated Climate Transitions)

Timeline: 1 November 2022 – 31 December 2024

Project Team: Zanie Cilliers, Megan Euston-Brown, Senamile Sishi, Monde Ngwane, Tanaka Shumba-Mukudu, Sinawo Sigalelana, Simisha Pather-Elias