Events and Training | 110% Green

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PLEASE NOTE:

  • Events/Training below is listed in the order of newest first to oldest last.

Next Run with dates in February 2021

Green Economy Workshop Series for Decision-makers:

Government, Business and Investors

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In partnership with the City of Cape Town, GreenCape is piloting the first Green Economy Awareness for Decision Makers workshop series. This workshop series aims to assist in accelerating green economic innovation and growth.

Often government officials are inundated with opportunities to impact the green economy, but decision-makers are not always aware of the latest innovations, and at times are faced with unfamiliar obstacles in implementing these. Hence there is an opportunity to assist decision-makers so that they may be supportive and active in removing barriers to green economic growth. 

The series begins with a generalist module, which provides an introduction to green economy principles and presents an argument for how the green economy can address the pressing economic and social challenges faced by South Africans.

The series also includes specialist modules for those interested in further study. These will focus on three key green economy sectors namely water, energy and waste (with circular economy principles).

Each module is expected to have both facilitated knowledge sharing (anticipated to be 0.5 day-sessions) and self-study components.

The workshops are FREE, but this pilot series can only accommodate 100 delegates, with the majority of seats reserved for government officials. 

Click here if you want to attend you should RSVP soonest to reserve your place.

Course Library - click to access reading materials

 

Generalist Module

This module includes learning for the following:

  • What is meant by a green economy, through economic development and social inclusion lens;
  • What principles and conditions are intrinsic in green economy development and how these are relevant in a South African context;
  • The South African government’s position for green economy development;
  • The policy and legislative environment for green economy development in South Africa; and
  • Opportunity sectors for green economy development and green jobs in South Africa.

This module will be delivered online

All courses run from 9am - 12pm.

We have 60 seats available for government officials, 20 for business decision makers and 20 for investors interested in green economy development.

Course date: 

Decision-makers Course - Wednesday 10th February 2021

Decision-makers Course - Water Course - Date TBA 3

Specialist Module – Waste & Circular Economy

This module on Waste and the Circular Economy highlights the value of the Waste sector and how circular economy principles can unlock very exciting opportunities for increased economic and social value.

Please note that the courses will run from 9am - 1pm

Course dates: 

Decision-makers Course - Waste Course - Thursday 25 February 2021

Decision-makers Course - Waste Course - Date TBA 3

Specialist Module – Water

This module on Water covers water management and

The module includes learning for the following:

  • Why water matters;
  • How water is managed (in Cape Town);
  • The value of a green economy for water (in Cape Town and South Africa);
  • Key stakeholders for the water sector;
  • Opportunities for service delivery and economic growth in the water sector.

These modules will be delivered online and, where possible, in person, between November 2020 and March 2021.

We have 60 seats available for government officials, 20 for business decision makers and 20 for investors interested in green economy development.

Please note that the courses will run from 9am - 1pm.

Course date:

Decision-makers Course - Water Course - Thursday 11 February 2021

Decision-makers Course - Water Course - Date TBA 3

Specialist Module - Energy

This module on Energy looks at the sub-sectors of utility-scale energy, small-scale embedded generation (SSEG), and electronic vehicles. Together, we will discuss the opportunities and barriers for increased economic and social value.

These modules will be delivered online and, where possible, in person, between November 2020 and March 2021.

We have 60 seats available for government officials, 20 for business decision makers and 20 for investors interested in green economy development.

Please note that the courses will run from 9am - 1pm

Course dates:

Decision-makers Course - Energy Course - Date TBA 2

Decision-makers Course - Energy Course - Date TBA 3

GreenCape contact information:

Tel: +27 21 811 0250
16 Kelvin Street Gardens Cape Town Western Cape 8001

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25 February 2021 @ 9AM - 11PM

ECO-INDUSTRIAL PARK DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA FOR PROVINCIAL, LOCAL AND NATIONAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

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The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa in collaboration with the department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic), Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) invites you to an Awareness-Raising Session on Eco-Industrial Parks Development in South Africa.

Over the past decades, industrial parks have been recognized as an efficient way of bringing together industrial activities with commercial, infrastructure and services. However, industrial parks can potentially have both positive and negative impacts. While they contribute to economic growth, they also have the potential to concentrate negative environmental and social impacts, including greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, pollution, resource depletion, poor labour standards, and attendant local community grievances.

The transformation of traditional industrial parks into eco‐industrial parks (EIPs) presents a valuable opportunity to tackle economic, environmental and social challenges and capture opportunities for sustainable industrial development. In practical terms, eco-industrial parks are about creating more resource-efficient and cost-effective industrial parks which are more competitive, attractive for investment and risk resilient. The benefits are not just commercial but also strategic, leading to reduced exposure to risk, increased competitiveness, job creation, business development, production continuity and a better reputation with key stakeholders.

The Global Eco-Industrial Parks Programme (GEIPP) is being implemented by UNIDO and funded by the Government of Switzerland through its State Secretariat of Economic Affairs. The GEIPP country level interventions implement tailor-made initiatives in seven countries: Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Peru, South Africa, Ukraine and Viet Nam, including incentivisation of EIPs in policies/regulations and development of EIP opportunities in selected industrial parks.
GEIPP South Africa (Phase 1) is being implemented from 2021 to 2023 through a collaboration of UNIDO with the Department of Trade Industry and Competition (the dtic) and the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA). As part of the initial stages of GEIPP South Africa, a number of awareness raising and training sessions are organized on eco-industrial parks. This document covers the agenda and registration for the EIP awareness and introduction sessions for government agencies at provincial, local and national levels.

More information on the Global Eco-Industrial Parks Programme and its activities in South Africa is available from: https://www.greenindustryplatform.org/GEIPP.

Registration

Please confirm your attendance by an email to Ms. Jessica Adams of the National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa. Email: jadams@csir.co.za. For technical questions about the sessions, please contact Henry Nuwarinda. Email: HNuwarinda@csir.co.za, Mobile: +27 78 185 0489

Dates: 25 February 2021 @ 9AM - 11PM

Join on Zoom for free here. Meeting ID: 849 5677 8779

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25-26 February 2021 

MB Quip Online Training: 

25 - 26 February 2021 (1) Waste Management & Resource Recovery and

1 - 2 FEBRUARY 2021 (2) Modelling and Simulation of Wastewater Treatment Processes Online Training

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(1) Waste Management & Resource Recovery @ R4999
The course on Waste Management & Resource Recovery is designed to give delegates a holistic approach on various tools and strategies available on Waste Management. It will further explore current methodologies on Recovery of Resources.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Gain insight into legislation and regulations as well as Standards in the Environmental arena
  • Develop an understanding of collection and handling of waste
  • Explore the Waste Recovery strategies
  • Comprehensive appreciation of methods of waste Prevention
  • Benchmark with other professionals on strategies and new technologies to mitigate waste .

Date: 25 - 26 February 2021

Should you be interested in attending kindly complete the registration form which is the last page of the attached Brochure and or contact MB Quip on info@mbquip.co.za

(2) Modelling and Simulation of Wastewater Treatment Processes Online Training @ R3999

The course on Modelling and Simulation of Wastewater Treatment Processes provides delegates in attendance an understanding as well as demonstrating and fine-tuning the processes that are commonly used in wastewater treatment plants. The aim of this training workshop is to identify and assess current methods and technologies currently used in waste-water treatment.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Setup and run simulation for pollutant removal in reactors and activated sludge systems
  • Advice on best choice of treatment process given particular loading conditions.
  • Design and evaluate continuous-flow and mixed reactor systems.

Date: 1 - 2 February 2021

Should you be interested in attending kindly complete the registration form which is the last page of the attached Brochure and or contact MB Quip on info@mbquip.co.za

For more info visit: www.mbquip.co.za

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22 February 2021 @ 2PM

SABIA market position paper launch and biogas in the circular economy

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The South African biogas industry is launching a biogas market position paper that highlights market opportunities of the biogas sector in South Africa. Guest panel will also discuss the crucial role biogas plays in the circular economy.

Speakers:
Jason Gifford - Southern African Biogas Association
David Newman - World Biogas Association
Henry Roman - Department of Science and Technology

Dates: 22 February 2021 @ 2PM

Register for free here

19 February 2021 @ 2:30PM

The Value-Chain Approach to action on Sustainable Consumption and Production

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The Value-Chain Approach is a methodology for catalysing science-based policy action on sustainable consumption and production. Its purpose is to identify key points of intervention within economic systems to reduce natural-resource use and environmental impacts caused by production and consumption, and to define a common agenda for action.  

The Value-Chain Approach is the product of the IRP and the One Planet network Task Group, an 18-month collaboration that formed in response to a resolution on sustainable consumption and production at the 4th UN Environment Assembly (UNEA4), composed of experts on natural-resource use from the IRP, and practitioners on sustainable consumption and production from across the One Planet network.

The report entitled “Catalysing science-based policy action on Sustainable Consumption and Production: The value-chain approach & its application to food, construction and textiles” explains the ‘value-chain approach’ methodology and shares findings from analyses of three critical sectors: food, construction and textiles.

In this digital event on the sidelines of the 5th United Nations Environment Assembly, members of the IRP-One Planet network Task Group will present the Value-Chain Approach and discuss how it can strengthen the science policy-interface on sustainable consumption and production, in response to UNEP/EA.4/Res.1.

Speakers

Rodrigo Rodriguez Tornquist, Argentina Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Secretary of Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Innovation, & Chair of the 10YFP Board 

Arthur Eijs, The Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure & Water Management, Policy Advisor 

Izabella Teixeira, International Resource Panel, CoChair, former Minister of Environment, Brazil

Rijit Sengupta, Centre for Responsible Business, India, Chief Executive Officer

Lee-Hendor Ruiters, South Africa National Cleaner Production Center, Regional Manager, (representing Department of Environmental Affairs, Forestry and Fisheries, Government of South Africa

Moderator:

Ligia Noronha, United Nations Environment Programme, Economy Division Director

Programme:

Welcoming Remarks

The Value-Chain Approach: a new way to catalyse science based policy action on SCP

Panel Discussion: SCP in Action Priorities and Opportunities in Food, Construction and Textiles

Panel Q&A

Closing Remarks

Dates: 19 February 2021 @ 2:30PM

Register for free here

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17 February 2021 @ 11AM - 12:30 PM

Food & Trees for Africa Workshop: Development of Inclusive Carbon Standard 

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Food & Trees for Africa and Promethium Carbon are developing a new Carbon Standard. 

We would like to extend an invitation to you to participate in a Zoom workshop detailing the need for a new carbon standard, the governing principles as well as implementation of the standard.

Dates: 16 February 2021 @ 2PM - 4PM

Register for free here

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16 February 2021 @ 2 PM - 4 PM

TIPS Webinar Unravelling South Africa's Just Transition: Unpacking cross-cutting interventions

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South Africa has initiated a transition to a more sustainable development pathway. This notably involves moving towards a low-carbon economy. In a highly unequal society like South Africa, the need for a just transition, which would empower vulnerable stakeholders, has emerged as an imperative. Vulnerable stakeholders (such as workers, small businesses and low-income communities) should not be negatively impacted by the transition and should ideally be better off through it. 

International experience suggests that fostering a just transition requires long-term, ambitious interventions at multiple levels. South Africa's mix of measures remains in development and a high source of debate. This dialogue aims to inform this just transition process. It explores a number of possible cross-cutting options to foster a just transition process in South Africa, namely:

  • The policy toolbox
  • The cluster model
  • Skills development initiatives
  • Youth employment programmes

This event forms the sixth iteration of a series of dialogues. The recordings of previous events can be accessed on the TIPS website here.  

About the Speakers

Gaylor Montmasson-Clair will present on the policy toolbox for a just transition. Gaylor is a Senior Economist at TIPS, where he leads work on Sustainable Growth. He has carried extensive research on the transition to an inclusive green economy from a developing country perspective, with a focus on policy frameworks, industrial development, just transition and resource security. He was one of the lead authors of South Africa's National Employment Vulnerability Assessment (NEVA) and associated Sector Jobs Resilience Plans (SJRPs). 
 

Mike Mulcahy will discuss the role of the cluster approach as a vehicle to foster a just transition. Mike is the CEO of GreenCape, a green economy sector development agency. GreenCape's work has focussed on understanding and then removing barriers to commercially-viable projects across energy, water and waste. GreenCape sits at the nexus of industry, government and academia, allowing a unique perspective on pragmatic solutions to transition to a green economy. 

Janavi Da Silva will unpack the role of skills development in a just transition context. Janavi is the Director of Programmes at GreenMatter, which works towards unlocking the environmental, social and economic potential of South Africa through the development of suitably skilled biodiversity specialists, researchers and professionals. She has a deep experience in working for social and environmental enterprise and skills development.

Tashmia Ismail-Saville will present on the importance of youth employment programmes to achieve a just transition. Tashmia is the CEO of the Youth Employment Service (YES), a joint initiative between business, labour and government, which addresses South Africa's youth unemployment challenge. Together with a dedicated team, she works towards creating thousands of work experiences in South Africa. She has expertise in setting up organisations and has made contributions locally and internationally in the areas of innovation, inclusive business, digitisation of knowledge and business development, economic and behavioural research.

About the Facilitator

Muhammed Patel is an Economist at TIPS. He has experience in the coal and petrochemical value chains. He is the lead author of the National Employment Vulnerability Assessment (NEVA) and Sector Jobs Resilience Plan (SJRP) for the coal value chain in South Africa.
 

Dates: 16 February 2021 @ 2 PM - 4 PM

Register for free here

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16 February 2021 @ 9AM - 10:30AM

AM-Powering Connexions Webinar Series: Repurposing of the dismissing coal-fired plants

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RES4Africa, in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy in Pretoria, CSIR, Nedbank, SAESA, SAPVIA and SAWEA, is glad to invite you to the first session of the AM-Powering Connexions.

This month’s discussion will focus on the repurposing of the dismissing coal-fired plants. The meeting will be guided and facilitated by Nelisiwe Magubane, co-founder of Matleng Energy Solutions (Pty) Ltd.

The session will be opened by Roberto Vigotti, Secretary General of RES4Africa Foundation, and Paolo Cuculi, Ambassador of Italy in Pretoria. Jean-Pierre Sánchez - Africa Business Development Manager, and Janek Winand - Managing Director South Africa at Siemens Gamesa will then present international experiences of coal-plants repurposing, while Mandy Rambharos, Head of the Just Energy Transition of Eskom, will provide an update of the country’s repurposing plan.

All the confirmed participants will receive instructions on how to take part in the session.

Dates: 6 February 2021 @ 9AM - 10:30AM

Register for free here

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10 February 2021 @ 1:45 PM - 5 PM

The Invest Cape Town | Business Hub GreenPitch Challenge 2021

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GreenCape, in partnership with Invest Cape Town and The Business Hub, initiatives of the City of Cape Town, invited green economy innovators and entrepreneurs with economically viable green economy innovations to enter the Invest Cape Town | Business Hub GreenPitch Challenge 2021.

The Top 10 finalists will now pitch to a panel of expert judges at a virtual event, hosted on Wednesday, 10 February 2021. They will have the opportunity to interact with potential investors, business incubators, local government decision-makers and green economy experts. The judging panel is made up of local and international investment and innovation experts representing the City of Cape Town, the Western Cape Government Department of Economic Development and Tourism, SAREBI, EdgeGrowth and the Solar Impulse Foundation.

The programme includes the pitch presentations by finalists, as well as interactive online facilitated networking time.

Dates: 10 February 2021 @ 1:45 PM - 5 PM

Register for free here

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RUN 1: 2 - 5 November 2020  - OR -  RUN 2: 23 - 26  November 2020

NCPC: Online Life Cycle Management Training Workshops

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The Life Cycle Management (LCM) training is presented as a 4-day online training workshop to raise awareness and understanding about life cycle management in South Africa, and aims to build capacity of life cycle management practices within organisations.

Participants will learn, share and discuss how companies and the public sector can work towards a sustainable development platform using life cycle methodologies, and the overall purpose of the training workshops are to:

The Life Cycle Management training workshops will include:

  • The role of environmental footprints and life cycle management for sustainable businesses, aspects and opportunities for South Africa.
  • Introduction to Life Cycle Management and the Capability Maturity Model
  • Continuous Improvement in LCM – driving innovation
  • Basic concepts such as Life Cycle Assessments and Life Cycle Costing
  • Opportunities and challenges for life cycle management in South Africa

Dates (1st workshop): 2 - 5 November 2020 @ 08:30 - 13:00

Register for free here: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/6712167052407113986

Dates (1st workshop): 23 - 26  November 2020 @ 08:30 - 13:00

Register for free here: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/766387500906146562

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17 November 2020 @ 14:00 - 15:30

WOMEN IN GREEN ECONOMYGREEN AND CIRCULAR SOLUTIONS WEBINAR

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The Western Cape Government: Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning is excited to announce that it will host 4 dynamic women in a that aims to highlight the activities of women in the green economy and help participants derive insights into how they can introduce the green economy and circular solutions into their business operations. The webinar will consist of four 15 minute talks by each speaker followed by 30 minutes for Q&A.

Dates: 17 November 2020 @ 14:00 - 15:30

Register for free here: Click here to register

Find more information on the event and speakers here:

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3 November 2020 @ 10:00AM - 12:00PM

TIPS Webinar - Unravelling South Africa's Just Transition: Unpacking the ground-level impacts in the coal value chain

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South Africa, a carbon-intensive economy, has initiated a transition to a more sustainable development pathway. While this is an economy-wide transformation, the progressive decline of the coal value chain is at the centre of this shift. In a highly unequal society like South Africa, the need for a just transition, which would empower vulnerable stakeholders, has emerged as an imperative. Beyond the stakeholders who rely on it for their livelihood, the coal value chain plays a singular role in the South African economy, society, politics and psyche. As such, the transition in South Africa’s coal value chain has the potential to influence the country’s entire socio-economic trajectory.

This dialogue aims to inform this just transition process. It explores the ground-level impacts associated with a just transition away from coal. It builds on two previous dialogues hosted on 7 July (watch recording here) and 29 September (watch recording here), but aims to unpack evidence rather than perspectives.

Dates: 3 November 2020 @ 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Register for free here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_X1pHkk2QQF27GzssY6chdA 

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28 - 30 October 20

IWRA Online Conference: Addressing Groundwater Resilience under Climate Change

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This IWRA Online Conference will address these challenges and priorities in order to manage resiliently groundwater resources under climate change. This conference’s main goal is to, ultimately, promote the sharing and exchange of state-of-the-art scientific and policy knowledge on the links between an increased resilience of groundwater resources and climate change for the sustainable governance, use and management of these resources in all regions of the world

Currently, climate change has become an undeniable major pressure on the world’s freshwater resources. Yet, the effects of climate change on groundwater, the most significant freshwater resource on Earth, are still poorly understood. Somewhat neglected by policymakers and ignored by the public, groundwater management, governance and monitoring are less developed compared to surface water, globally. 

Dates: 28th to 30th October 2020

Find more information on the conference here: https://iwraonlineconference.org/ 

Register for free here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AXfEyhNcRGKxk56lqD-SGA

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22 October 20 @ 01:50PM – 05:00PM

Dialogue: Implementing a Circular Economy in the South African Water Sector – Role of Wastewater Treatment Plants and Technology

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Venue: Virtual - Zoom

Dialogue Focus
The Dialogue will review the current circular economy policies in South Africa with special focus on the IWA framework principles and how they can be applied to develop a local framework to accelerate the transition to a circular economy within the South African water sector. Besides the strategic context for a circular economy in South Africa and STI policy perspective on Circular Economy, the concept developed under the current WRC supported Project K5/2838//3 that utilises innovative energy, water and materials recovery technologies to convert current wastewater treatment plants into water and resource recovery facilities at the centre of the transition will be presented. The discussion will seek to identify local factors that impact transitioning to a circular economy as well as strategies on how WSAs can anticipate, respond to and influence these factors in order to accelerate the pathways to achieving a circular economy.

Date: 22 October 2020 @ 01:50PM – 05:00PM

To register for this event go here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_svt6NFU6Ru6UVjkdxwVU1Q

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To view the full Draft Programme click the attachment below:

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21 October 20 @ 12:30PM - 01:40PM

 #GoDigitalWC WEBINAR: Digital Innovation in the Green Economy (GreenTech)

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The 24th webinar in the #GoDigitalWC Webinar series will cover the central role of digital innovation and clean-tech in the growth of the green economy.

This session will also introduce the newly launched and highly anticipated Green Business Support Services Directory, developed by GreenCape and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF).

Date: 21 October 2020 @ 12:30PM - 01:40PM

To register for this event go here: https://bit.ly/3bxmoJG 

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21 October 20 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

IWRA Webinar: Global Water Security Issues - Policy to Support Water Reuse Technologies

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IWRA is hosting a second webinar focused on Water Reuse in a Circular Economy. The theme of this webinar will be policy to support water reuse technologies and approaches. Decision makers are developing and expanding policy tools to support water reuse, including technical options and stakeholder engagement. This webinar digs deep to help our audience develop effective policies in support of reuse. This webinar will feature presentations by authors of three studies that will be documented in the second issue of the i-WSSM UNESCO Global Water Security Issues series. These chapters explore industrial water reuse, private water tankers, and creating a circular economy in cities. 

Date: October 21 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

To register and / or find more information on this webinar, go here: https://www.iwra.org/event/iwra-webinar-global-water-security-issues-pol...

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Community Perspectives on Water, Informality and Capacity Building for Transformative Adaption Beyond Day Zero Drought

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Date: 15 October 2020 @ 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

To register for this webinar, go here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUod-yrpj8qGNX47krZ3hpvwUcWU8G58Jxd 

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INNOVATIVE FINANCE FOR CLIMATE IMPACT

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SHOW US THE MONEY - INNOVATIVE FINANCE FOR CLIMATE IMPACT

WEDNESDAY 14 OCTOBER 2020

5:15 PM

THIS IS A FREE EVENT

ILASA looks forward to you joining our next webinar, taking place on the 14th of October at 17:15 

Designers are typically disinterested in finance. And landscape architects are no different. How and where landscape projects source finance should however be of interest as these projects are the pieces that together build systems of green infrastructure and resilience.

It is their bread and butter. Many infrastructure projects are however considered by built environment professionals to be “engineering” projects, notwithstanding more value-generating green infrastructure alternatives. Because landscape architects typically focus on the “experiential” aspects of their designs, they are not eloquent in motivating the stacked benefits and true value of their work in a way that challenges the entrenched grey, engineered infrastructure mind-set.

Coming to grips with finance and methods of valuing landscape projects is therefore key towards not only building a stronger profession but establishing a more even playing field across which new alliances can be formed. This realignment is urgent if the global built environment community and landscape architects are to respond to the call for climate action.

REGISTER HERE

Join ILASA on Wednesday, 14 October 2020 for their next webinar titled: Show us the money – innovative finance for climate impact where Dr Jeremy Gorelick, Gray Maguire, Louise Stafford, Dr Joan Parker and Beris Gwynne will share different perspectives on public and private finance options, climate finance and impact investing to re-frame landscape architecture’s possibilities and set the foundation for a new set of values for landscape architecture and climate-conscious design

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The Zoom meeting link will be emailed to those who sign up closer to the event. Please note that the link will come from Dion Abrahams email address. If you do not receive the link by 09:00 on 14 October, please check your junk mail or spam folder or contact Dion at dion@vdw.co.za

You will be able to sign into the webinar from 17:00 should you be new to the format and need help finding your way around.

HOUSE RULES

When joining the webinar via Zoom, please take note of two important tabs at the bottom of your screens, the Chat Box tab & the Q&A tab.

Please feel free to use the Chat Box tab to introduce yourselves, where you are from and what organisation or company you represent so that we and the other guests can say hi. It is always comforting to know you are not alone. Please note that before you click send in the chatbox that you select ‘reply to all participants’ in the drop-down menu at the bottom of that window so that everyone can read your message.

Please use the Q&A tab to post any questions you may have for our panellists. Take note of the up-vote system; anyone can vote for a question they would like answered first and will appear at the top of the Q&A tab. These questions will be redirected to our panellists accordingly

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World Bank Webinar: A Sustainable Recovery for People and Planet

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The COVID-19 pandemic has destroyed lives, livelihoods and economies. It has also demonstrated the interconnectedness of our natural, human and physical capital. How can countries bring about recoveries that benefit people and planet? What investments today can unlock short term gains – jobs and economic growth – as well as deliver the benefits of resilience, decarbonization, cleaner air and water, healthier oceans, and more sustainable food and agriculture systems.

This event will look at how countries can best incorporate climate, nature and social inclusion in their stimulus packages and recovery plans. It will also look ahead to next year’s COP26, along with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), when new targets for the conservation, sustainable use and sharing of benefits from biodiversity will be decided.

Date: October 14th @ 6:00PM to 7:00PM

To register and / or find more information on this webinar, go here: https://live.worldbank.org/sustainable-recovery-people-and-planet? 

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Heat to Power Generation Using Engine and Industrial Waste Heat

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This webinar session is being hosted by ElectraTherm by Bitzer Group in collaboration with AHK Nigeria. The session will focus on addressing using heat resources to generate renewable base load power including secondary (waste) heat from Engines, Industrial Processes and Flaring and primary heat from geothermal, biogas and biomass.

Date: 13 October @ 11:00AM WAT

To register for this event go here: https://bit.ly/3jczOQ4 

For more information on this event go here: https://nigeria.ahk.de/en/events/event-details/heat-to-power-generation-...

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WRC/SALGA LAUNCH OF THE WATER TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION FORUM 

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WRC/SALGA LAUNCH OF THE WATER TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION FORUM

                                  

DAY 1 | 28 September 2020 | 14:00 – 16:30

DAY 2 | 29 September 2020 | 10:00 – 13:00

PLATFORM | Zoom Webinar

INNOVATION SHOWCASE

At the Water Research Commission (WRC), key innovation programmes are run to support the demonstration, scale up and deployment of innovative water and sanitation solutions. These include the Water Technologies Demonstration Programme (WADER) and the South African Sanitation Technology Enterprise Programme (SASTEP). Approximately 50 innovations have been/are being piloted through these platforms.

The proposed Technology and Innovation Forum (TIF), a partnership between SALGA and the WRC, will provide a collaborative platform for Municipal partners to share their innovation needs, mobilise partnerships to jointly conceptualise programmes, projects and funding.

The TIF launch will be rolled-out in 2 phases over a period of 2 days. Day 1 will be the formal, ceremonial launch and Day 2 will be the Innovation Showcase component of the TIF launch broken down into two parts on Day 2 of the event.

You are welcome to indicate your interest to attend to sharigobin@salga.org.za, so that further information can be shared.

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SA INNOVATION SUMMIT

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16 - 18 September 2020, CAPE TOWN

2020 sees our team in pursuit of JOY! We will blissfully start new ideas and implement new solutions to solve Africa’s greatest challenges. We do this through connecting and growing scalable enterprises across South Africa and the continent. Once a year we convene the early stage start-ups, smme's, investors and the market that scales them at the SA Innovation Summit to connect all across borders Read more

Get on board! Help us change the narrative from Africa to the World! Showcase, Connect, Inspire and Grow this talent with us by running a competition, showcasing your top talent, sharing your expertise, sponsoring a start-up or buying your Super Saver ticket. We HAVE to do this with you. The work is too much! You are invited. Have fun with us.

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IFAT Webinar: Addressing key constraints and discovering opportunities in transitioning Africa into a Circular Economy

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IFAT Africa will be hosting a session on Addressing key constraints and discovering opportunities in transitioning Africa into a Circular Economy as part of the virtual WACEE conference. The high level session will take place this Friday 4 September from 13:00 – 14:00.  Please see attached invitation and registration details below that you may please share with your network:

To participate, attendees should first register for the WACEE conference(it is a free to attend_ eventhttps://wacee.easyvirtualfair.com/. 

WACEE: West Africa Clean Energy and Environment Conference – September 1 – 4, 2020:

To join the Circular Economy session on the day, please go: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81490836873?pwd=ZU5Ga2xUZit3bWFLUkdjbUZydzM3QT09

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ORASA Webinar: Food Waste Recycling

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Webinar: Food Waste Recycling

The Organics Recycling Association of South Africa would like to invite you to our upcoming educational webinar on food waste recycling to be held on the 25th of August 2020 at 2:30pm
We are pleased to have Reg Barichievy from Smart Waste presenting on his experience of handling food waste from a retailer and industry perspective.

"When asked where do the chicken pieces come from most people will point to a supermarket shelf. Very few consider the steps beforehand, hatching the chick, growing and slaughtering it. Then getting it weighed, cut into pieces, packed and put on the shelf.

Even fewer people think about what happens when the chicken passes its sell by date and is no longer fit for human or animal consumption. How does one reverse the process and where does the former chicken end up?"

Come and hear how to get the chicken off the shelf and back into the soil from whence it came.

The webinar is free and you are welcome to forward the invitation to anyone you feel may be interested, please register below to receive the link to the event. 

Date: Tuesday 25th August 2020
Event Time: 2:30pm
Venue: ZOOM

Email: info@orasa.org.za  

Website: https://orasa.org.za/ 

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WISA - Water Governance Training Courses

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During 2019, our Water Governance Training Courses (qualify for 3 CPD-points, which can be claimed through WISA, SACNASP and ECSA), were extremely popular, and delegates said it was among the best training they have ever attended in the water sector. We have therefore scheduled more dates for 2020, at additional venues, as follows:

  • Registration closes 25 February 2020
  • Only SEVEN (7) seats still available
  • Registration closes 3 March 2020
  • Early bird payment before 11 February 2020
  • Registration closes 20 April 2020
  • Early bird payment before 31 March 2020
  • Registration closes 23 June 2020
  • Early bird payment before 15 June 2020

Course costs differ, depending on the city, and can be found here.
Discounts are available for Early Bird payments, bona fide students, WISA members, and group registrations.

Registration is on a first-come first-serve basis, seating is limited to 25 delegates per course. If you would like secure your seat, please complete our registration form without delay..  Also please distribute this notice to your colleagues who may benefit from attending this course.
Register today

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Cape Town Biodegradable Fest

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ENERGY WATER AND WASTE FORUM TO ADDRESS THE JOURNEY TOWARDS A CARBON NEUTRAL CAPE TOWN – 27 FEBRUARY 2020

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We are just two weeks away from one of the most important Energy, Water and Waste engagement session for this year. We will be covering carbon neutral commitments, how to design carbon neutral buildings from the ground up, review spatial planning examples that optimise resource efficiency and look at precincts and portfolios that are going green. Following the forum meeting will be a short workshop on Cape Town’s climate action and how businesses can thrive in a carbon neutral future.. We will unpack, the challenges and opportunities as well as how companies can be part of this journey. There is no charge for attendance, but seats are limited.

To view programme click here to download

Venue:  West Presentation Room, Old Mutual Head Office, Pinelands.

View directions to the venue

Time:  08:30 for 09:00 - 13:30 followed by the operational workshop 13:30 - 15:30

RSVP: Book online by Tuesday, 25 February 2020 if you would like to attend this event

 

For more info contact Pholela Mcata at 021 400-1092 or EWW.Forum@capetown.gov.za

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SAPRO RECYCLED PLASTIC PRODUCT AWARDS

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This competition aims to acknowledge products that are made from recycled materials, thereby encouraging brand owners, retailers and industrial designers to consider recycled plastics as a material of choice

The Awards event will be hosted on 4 November 2019, 18h00 for 18h30, at Workshop 17, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.

Programme of activities include:

  • Pre-drinks with networking and entrant exhibition (Workshop 17)
  • Awards ceremony (Workshop 17)
  • Dinner with entertainment* (Cape Town Comedy Club)

*Including a 60 min show - MC: Mel Jones and Comedy Line-up: Khanyiso Kenqa, Yaaseen Barnes, Phil de Lange, Lindy Johnson, Lungelo Ndlovu Headliner: Mel Jones, Carl Weber, Tracy Klass, KG, Schalk Bezuidenhout, Dalin Oliver)

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RECP FINANCE AND TRAINING WORKSHOPS FOR SMEs

The National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) will be hosting a series of one-day Finance and Training workshops for SMEs in October of 2019 to raise awareness of funding mechanisms that promote mainstreaming of resource-efficient and cleaner production (RECP) in their enterprises.  

Benefits of attending the workshop will include:

·         Awareness of funding mechanisms for RECP initiatives

·         Training to improve applications for financing

·         Technical support to SMEs in developing bankable projects

·         An opportunity to engage with banks and funding institutions at the workshop

For more information on training dates and venues, click here.

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WATER CONSERVATION, DEMAND AND LOSS MANAGEMENT

Water Conservation is becoming one of the most important issues facing the world and the provision of safe drinking water, taken for granted in most developed countries; is clearly a luxury in many parts of the developing world. The challenge of providing safe drinking water to everyone around the globe is unlikely to be achieved in the near future, however, it is possible to maximise the benefit of the available water resources by ensuring that all water is used effectively and leakage from the distribution systems is reduced where possible. Water Conservation is, therefore, one of the key focus areas worldwide and is one of the specialist services offered by Ian and Mike Consulting. Access to clean water is one of the critical environmental issues of the 21st century. Obtain an understanding of water management and conservation with practical knowledge and skills as well as an insight into water recycling and industrial applications.

General Information:

  • 24 - 25 OCTOBER 2019 
  • JOHANNESBURG

Course description

This course provides Water Service Institutions with the knowledge, skills and on-going support to:

  • Achieve a reduction in real water losses by applying water balances and related intervention methods.
  • Achieve and then maintain “No-Drop” Status through a partnership.
  • Maintain the water quality within the reticulation system by applying accepted reticulation system repair and maintenance methods.
  • Explain the importance of water in the world and the reasons for its sustainable conservation and management.
  • Explain the importance of water conservation and methods to save water at the workplace.
  • Explain the importance of water conservation and methods to save water at home.
  • Explain water flow and quality control.
  • Explain water audits and water management plans.
  • Explain the importance of water conservation and methods to save water in Horticulture.
  • Explain the importance of water conservation and methods to save water in Agriculture.
  • Explain the importance of water conservation and methods to save water in the Services Industry.
  • Explain the importance of water conservation and methods to save water in the Health Industry and allied services.
  • Explain the importance of water conservation and methods to save water in other occupations.
  • Explain water sanitation and wastewater treatment methods and the difference between water reuse and recycling.

COMPLIMENTARY RECEP & IEE TRAINING

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Course information

COURSES:    
1 & 2-day and expert (EnMS & RECP) training courses 
Register during the month of August for all courses scheduled until 31 March 2020 to qualify for the complimentary seat

VENUES:    
Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth

REGISTRATION PROCESS: 
To sign up for our special offer, women must complete the pre-registration form on the NCPC-SA
website and select the training courses they are interested in. All women who register will receive communication on the scheduled dates and venues.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Training courses benefit people with an academic background in engineering, natural and environmental sciences.

For more information on this course, click here. 

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9th International Conference on Environment and Climate Change

ME Conference warmly welcome each one of the individuals over the globe to take part in the International Conference on Environment and Climate (Climate Change Congress 2019) during November 18th-19th, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa which incorporates keynote speeches, Oral talks, Poster presentations and opportunity for B2B meetings on the most recent improvements in the field of Environmental Science, Ecology, Climatology, Renewable Energy, Trade and Policies, Risk, Pollution Control, Mitigation Natural Resources and many more... by specialists from both Scholastic and Commerce foundation.

Environment and Climate Change conference 2019 is arranged with the theme "Save the Only one Earth" covering a wide extent of critically vital sessions of Environmental Science and Climate Change equally. Environmental Science section will cover all the major and minor topics like ecology, plant science, zoology, mineralogy, oceanology, soil science, geology and physical geography, atmospheric science and more for brief discussion and highlight the solution of environmental problems (Air Pollution, Water Pollution, Soil Pollution, Noise Pollution, Thermal Pollution, Radioactive Pollution, Light Pollution). We will also cover the technology section which plays an important role to maintain a sustainable development the Future Technology, Renewable Energy like Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Wave Energy, Geothermal power, and more.

General Information:

  • November 18th-19th, 2019
  • Johannesburg, South Africa

For more information click here.

Disclaimer for events, courses and training found on this page:  

  • The below-mentioned events, courses and training may include paid-for options and you are welcome to approach these service providers directly.  The information below is intended to assist in identifying potentially valuable events, training or courses relevant to the green economy, climate change and sustainable development.
  • The service providers offering the events, courses or training listed have not been vetted or accredited by the Western Cape Government, the City of Cape Town and/or GreenCape. This is published for information purposes only and does not in any way represent or constitute an endorsement of any particular supplier, product and/or service by the Western Cape Government, the City of Cape Town and/or GreenCape.
  • The Western Cape Government, the City of Cape Town and GreenCape cannot and do not guarantee the accuracy of any information on these courses or training programmes.
  • The Western Cape Government, the City of Cape Town and/or GreenCape shall not under any circumstances be liable for any inconvenience, losses and/or damages suffered by any private person who and/or any private business that relies on the information provided on the courses/training listed below.