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Tshwane - Placing climate friendly infrastructure front and centre

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City Leader Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa

Tshwane joins the C40 Cities Finance Facility in the second phase as one of 14 new projects to receive funding to support the cities to realise their low carbon and climate resilient projects. The city will focus on promoting both clean energy and transportation as the CFF will support the city to build two zero-carbon projects within the next few years. 

Tshwane joins the C40 Cities Finance Facility in the second phase as one of 14 new projects to receive funding to support the cities to realise their low carbon and climate resilient projects. The city will focus on promoting both clean energy and transportation as the CFF will support the city to build two zero-carbon projects within the next few years. 

  • Project Scale Construction of a 7-17km bicycle spine Reduction of energy consumption of the Wastewater treatment plant by 20%
  • Population of Tshwane 2.9 Million
  • Project Objective Strengthen the modal shift towards non-motorised transport Shift energy consumption towards low-carbon technologies

The C40 Cities Finance Facility is supporting the city to develop two zero-carbon projects that will be built in the city within the next few years.

First, a combined heat and power biogas plant at one of the city’s wastewater treatment works. The plant is expected to cover at least 20% of the works’ energy needs and brings significant potential for improved operation and increased deployment of the technology across South Africa.

Second, a bicycle lane along one of the city’s corridors, which will be connecting the residential and low-income area of Mamelodi with the job opportunities in Tshwane East. The project represents the first step towards a coherent, connected and safer cycle network across the City of Tshwane. The project is in partnership with the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport. 

We humbly accept the technical support as an additional factor to increase the aspirations to become the leading Africa Capital city in sustainability solutions. It will strengthen our efforts to mainstream sustainability into the city operations, as the projects are aligned to the city`s priority to revitalize the existing nodal economies by strengthening our resolve for infrastructure-led growth
Solly Msimanga Former Executive Mayor of Tshwane

The city is leading the project’s planning and implementation, while the CFF will be providing the following support over the next two years:

  • Dedicated technical advisor based within the city administration;
  • Financing the feasibility studies needed to make the project bankable;
  • Exploring potential financing and funding structures for construction and operation of the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) biogas plant;
  • Development of CHP specifications;
  • Development of technical capacity and knowledge in the city administration.
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