Full Project List

The table below is a full list of our projects.

The table below is a full list of our projects. Please rotate your device for an improved view.

Project NameProject Description
Transboundary Water Management – Climate Resilience Scoping Study for SADC TWM ProgrammeUrban Earth was contracted by GIZ to undertake a scoping study that systematically assessed the SADC Transboundary Water Management Programme’s approach to ‘mainstreaming’ climate change and climate resilience in the SADC region. The purpose of the SADC Transboundary Water Management Programme is to “strengthen and expand institutional, organisational and individual competencies and capacities for transboundary water resource management”. The project ran from 07 May 2018 to 29 Jun 2018.
Development of a Concept for Training of Youth for the Bremen-Durban Marine Environmental Education NetworkUrban Earth was contracted by eThekwini Municipality to develop a training concept for the training of the “Ocean Champions” and an additional training concept for teachers to support them to develop marine environmental education materials. The training concepts were developed as part of the Bremen-Durban Marine Environmental Education Network. The network aims to increase marine conservation in the eThekwini Municipal Area by creating an enabling environment that increases long-term ecological awareness and sustainability. The network is targeted at young people in Durban and its objectives are: to increasing young people’s knowledge of the oceans and their awareness of the importance of oceans for climate change; and, to encourage young people to take active roles in marine conservation and environmental protection by becoming “Ocean Champions”. The project ran from 09 Apr 2018 to 09 May 2018.
Local Government Climate Change Support (LGCCS) Programme Phase ThreeUrban Earth was contracted by DEA and GIZ to provide support on the Local Government Climate Change Support (LGCCSP) Programme Phase 3. The aim of the LGCCSP - Phase 3 was to build local capacity and assist to develop climate change vulnerability assessments and climate change response plans for District Municipalities in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, and KwaZulu-Natal Provinces of South Africa. Urban Earth's role was to develop the capacity of the municipal officials in responding effectively to climate change. The project ran from 15 Jul 2017 to 30 Sep 2018.
Development of Website for the Department of Energy’s Appliance Standards and Labelling ProjectUrban Earth was contracted by the United Nations Development Programme to develop a Website for the Department of Energy’s Appliance Standards and Labelling Project. The purpose of the website was to educate consumers on the new minimum performance standards for energy efficient appliances and to encourage consumers to adopt more energy efficient appliances. The project ran from 21 Sep 2017 to 30 Jun 2018.
Developing Sustainable Energy Opportunities Booklets for Municipalities in South AfricaUrban Earth was contracted by GIZ to develop communication resources to assist municipalities in understanding opportunities and challenges in the renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) space. Urban Earth's role in the project was to write and design booklets on existing opportunities in EE and RE for municipalities in South Africa as well as drafting a summary of key issues in the electricity sector in South Africa as a summit reference guide. The project ran from 03 Nov 2017 to 31 May 2018.
Narratives of Home and Neighbourhood: Possibilities of Reimagining Urban PlanningUrban Earth was contracted by Durban University of Technology's Urban Futures Centre to conduct research that forms part of the Narratives of Home and Neighbourhood: Possibilities for Re-imagining Urban Planning project. The main aim of this research is to understand the experiences and place identities of residents living in two social housing sites in Durban. Urban Earth's role in the project was to collect data from the residents of the two housing complexes regarding their experiences and place identities, and present the results of the research to DUT Urban Futures Centre for inclusion in the larger Narratives of Home and Neighbourhood Project. The project ran from 01 Aug 2017 to 31 Jan 2018.
Formulation of a Project Proposal for the Department of Environmental Affairs on Climate Change AdaptationUrban Earth was appointed by the Government of Flanders to develop a proposal for the Department of Environmental Affairs on Climate Change Adaptation program. The aim of this assignment was to work with the DEA to develop a project plan for the first tranche of the Climate Change Support Program (CSP III). The project plan should address the key challenges of Climate Change Adaptation and the green economy in South Africa and lay the foundation for the further implementation of the CSP III. The project ran from 20 Jun 2017 to 30 Sep 2017.
Gauteng Environmental TrendsUrban Earth was contracted by City Insight to summarise the main environmental trends in Gauteng to inform a scenarios development exercise for the Province. The project ran from 01 Aug 2017 to 08 Aug 2017.
Development of the Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation and Response Plan for uMzinyathi District MunicipalityUrban Earth was contracted by uMzinyathi District Municipality (in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) to develop a Climate Change Response Strategy for the District. The aim of the project was to develop a Climate Change Response Strategy for the uMzinyathi District that incorporates climate change mitigation and adaptation responses. Urban Earth's role was to develop a Status Quo Report and a Vulnerability Assessment for the District, as well as to run two participatory workshops with municipal officials from uMzinyathi District Municipality in order to build institutional capacity regarding climate change. The project ran from 01 Feb 2017 to 01 Aug 2017.
External Evaluation of Kanyenathi Project: [With Us] Building an Inclusive FutureUrban Earth was contracted by Asiye eTafuleni to conduct an external evaluation of their Kanyenathi Project. The aim of the Kanyenathi project was to enable informal workers from three markets areas in Durban to understand and participate in development processes that affect their workplaces. Urban Earth's role in the project was to conduct an external evaluation of the project and assess the performance against the planned outcomes. The project ran from 22 Jun 2017 to 31 Jul 2017.
Assistance with the coordination and implementation of Phase 2 of Durban’s 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) ProgrammeUrban Earth was contracted by eThekwini Municipality to provide support to Durban’s internal 100RC Project Management Team, as part of Durban’s 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) Programme. The aim of Durban's 100RC Programme was to produce and implement a Resilience Strategy for Durban. Urban Earth's role in the programme was to assist with: investigating and researching the two Resilience Building Options; assisting with stakeholder engagement; and support the drafting of Durban's Resilience Strategy. The project ran from 01 Aug 2016 to 30 Jun 2017.
EEDSM Technical Support to Msunduzi and Beyers Naude Local MunicipalitiesUrban Earth was contracted by GIZ to provide technical support to the Msunduzi and Beyers Naude Local Municipalities as part of the municipal Energy Efficiency Demand Side Management (EEDSM) 2016/17 Programme. The aim of the EEDSM programme was to deploy energy efficiency retrofit measures in municipal infrastructure throughout South Africa. Urban Earth's role was to provide support to the Msunduzi and Beyers Naude Local Municipalities to implement the EEDSM program and to develop tools to assist other municipalities to engage with EEDSM in the future. The project ran from 03 Nov 2016 to 30 Jun 2017.
Carbon Verification of: uMdoni Gel Fuel Low Income Housing Project 2017Urban Earth was contract by Promoting Access to Carbon Equity (PACE) to verify Carbon credits for uMdoni Local Municipality's Gel Fuel Project. The aim of this project is to verify Carbon credits for the Gel Fuel Project in uMdoni Local Municipality (in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) for the period: May 2012 to March 2017. Urban Earth's Role in the project was to review existing Gel Fuel project documentation and interview beneficiaries of the project in order to produce a verification report. The project ran from 01 Apr 2017 to 30 May 2017.
Climate Resilience Implementation Plan for the eThekwini Spatial Development FrameworkUrban Earth was contracted by GIZ to draw up a Climate Resilience Implementation Plan for the eThekwini Municipality's Spatial Development Framework (SDF). The aim of the project was to bridge the gap between levels of climate adaptation and mitigation policy that exist at a national, provincial and municipal level for eThekwini Municipality to include in its SDF. Urban Earth's role in the project was to review the SDF and develop a report outlining a set of revisions of the SDF as well as a number of projects that could be pursued by the Municipality in order to further improve the climate resilience of the SDF. The project ran from 01 Dec 2016 to 30 Apr 2017.
Identification of Pilot Projects within the North Public Transport CorridorUrban Earth was part of a team contracted by eThekwini Municipality to assist with the Identification of Pilot Projects within the Northern Public Transport Corridor. The aim of the project was to identify Pilot Projects within the Northern Public Transport Corridor for transit-oriented development opportunities around rail stations. Urban Earth's role in the project (together with the Institute of Natural Resources) was to provide assistance on the Environmental Assessment of the areas identified for possible development. The project ran from 01 Apr 2016 to 01 Apr 2017.
Development of Climate Change Adaptation Training Program for the Department of Rural Development and Land ReformUrban Earth was contracted by the South African Department of Rural Development and Land Reform to develop a Climate Change Adaptation Training Program. The aim of the training program was to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of Climate Change Adaptation within the Rural Development and Spatial Planning context. Urban Earth's Role in the program was to develop a training manual, interactive learning aids and various climate change related videos. The project ran from 09 Nov 2016 to 15 Mar 2017.
Local Government Climate Change Support (LGGCS) Programme Phase TwoUrban Earth was contracted by DEA and GIZ to provide support on the Local Government Climate Change Support (LGCCSP) Programme Phase 2. The aim of the LGCCSP - Phase 2 was to build local capacity and assist to develop climate change vulnerability assessments and climate change response plans for 11 District Municipalities in the Northern Cape, Free State, and Gauteng Provinces of South Africa. Urban Earth's role was to develop the capacity of the municipal officials in responding effectively to climate change. The project ran from 25 Jul 2016 to 28 Feb 2017.
Councillor Induction Climate Change Training Program Material DevelopmentUrban Earth was part of a team contracted by Palmer Development Group to develop training materials as part of the Councillor Induction Training Program. The aim of the Councillor Induction Training Program was to develop training materials for councillors in South Africa. Urban Earth's Role in the program was to develop climate change related materials for various sectors in South Africa. The project ran from 01 Oct 2016 to 31 Dec 2016.
Open Data Water Action PlanUrban Earth worked in partnership with Open Data Durban to Develop an Open Data Framework and Action Plan (ODWAP) for the eThekwini Municipality Water and Sanitation Department. The ODWAP aimed at making data more accessible to allow for innovation and transparency in the water and sanitation sector in the city. Urban Earth's role was primarily stakeholder engagement and tool development. The project ran from 01 Feb 2016 to 31 Dec 2016.
Local Government Climate Change Support (LGGCS) Programme Phase OneUrban Earth was contracted by DEA and GIZ to provide support on the Local Government Climate Change Support (LGCCSP) Programme Phase 1. The aim of the LGCCSP - Phase 1 was to build local capacity and assist to develop climate change vulnerability assessments and climate change response plans for 12 District Municipalities in the North West, Mpumalanga, and Limpopo Provinces of South Africa. Urban Earth's role was to develop the capacity of the municipal officials in responding effectively to climate change. The project ran from 01 Jan 2016 to 30 Nov 2016.
Support to provide Provincial inputs for the development of a National Adaptation StrategyUrban Earth was part of team contract by the South African Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to assist with the development of a National Adaptation Strategy (NAS) for South Africa. The aim of the NAS program was to develop a National Adaptation Strategy for South Africa. Urban Earth's role in the programme was to provide support in securing input from provincial stakeholders for NAS as well as develop the provincial content for NAS. The project ran from 01 Nov 2015 to 30 Nov 2016.
SA Taxi Finance Green TipsUrban Earth was contracted by SA Taxi Finance to prepare a set of weekly green tips for their employees to improve awareness in the sustainability field. The weekly green tips were relevant to the South African context and aimed to stimulate conversation and encourage behaviour change amongst employees in the workplace and at home. The project ran from 01 Dec 2015 to 30 Nov 2016.
Development of guidelines to enhance implementation of Energy Efficiency in municipal buildings through energy service companiesUrban Earth was contract by the South African Cities Network to develop guidelines to enhance the implementation of energy efficiency in municipal buildings throughout South Africa. The aim of the energy efficiency in municipal buildings programme was to build the capacity of municipalities in South Africa to use energy performance contracting as tool to implement the roll-out of energy efficiency projects in the building sector. Urban Earth's role in the project was to conduct research and develop guidelines (though the website www.energycontractsupport.org) on performance contracting best practice in South Africa. The project ran from 01 Apr 2016 to 01 Jul 2016.
Climate change adaptation support for the implementation of the Durban Adaptation CharterUrban Earth was part of a team contracted by eThekwini Municipality to provide support to the Durban Adaptation Charter (DAC) Secretariat. The aim of the DAC is to encourage local governments to commit to climate change adaptation action at a local level. Urban Earth's role in the programme was to provide regular support to the DAC Secretariat which included communicating with DAC stakeholders; managing the DAC website; assisting with the organisation of workshops and events; and compiling reports. Urban Earth also provided assistance to the Central KwaZulu-Natal Climate Change Compact (CKZNCCC), a forum established under the DAC that is aimed at sharing climate change information in the Central KwaZulu-Natal region. The project ran from 01 Jul 2015 to 30 Jun 2016.
Integrated Inner-City Local Area PlanUrban Earth was contracted by PMSA (Pty) Ltd to be the sustainability sub-consultant on the Integrated Inner-City Local Area Plan (LAP) programme. The aim of the Integrated Inner-City LAP programme was to prepare an Integrated Inner-City Local Area Plan and Regeneration Plan for eThekwini Municipality. Urban Earth's role was to provide input and advice on a range of sustainability issues. The project ran from 01 Jul 2015 to 30 Jun 2016.
Durban Green CorridorUrban Earth was contracted by eThekwini Municipality to provide support to the Durban Green Corridor (DGC) Programme, an initiative implemented by The Duzi uMngeni Conservation Trust (DUCT). The aim of the DGC Programme was to develop a land-use management plan for urban public open spaces associated with the natural drainage system on the Effingham Stream feeding into the Riverhorse Valley Wetland. Urban Earth's role was to assist with the facilitation of a multi-stakeholder participatory process to develop the land-use allocation and management plan. The project ran from 01 Jan 2016 to 30 Jun 2016.
Umbumbulu Town Centre SchemeUrban Earth was part of a team contracted by eThekwini Municipality to prepare a Draft Scheme for the Umbumbulu Town Centre. Urban Earth's role was to conduct a high-level environmental assessment of the study area. The project ran from 01 Feb 2016 to 30 Jun 2016.
Milnerton Coastline Erosion StudyUrban Earth was part of a team contracted by ASC Africa to conduct the Milnerton Coastal Erosion Study. The aim of the Milnerton Coastal Erosion Study was to assist the City of Cape Town develop a legal position on managing coastal erosion. Urban Earth's Role was to provide input into the research on the economic impacts on coastal erosion. The project ran from 01 Jan 2016 to 01 Jun 2016.
Preparation, planning and implementation of the Resilience Charrettes as part of Phase 2 of Durban’s 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) Programme.Urban Earth was contracted to provide support to Durban’s internal 100RC Project Management Team by assisting with the preparation, planning and implementation of the Resilience Charrettes as part of Durban’s 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) Programme. The resilience charrettes brought together key experts to review the resilience intervention and identify the best way forward for each intervention areas. The project ran from 01 Jan 2016 to 30 Apr 2016.
Providing additional support to Durban’s 100 Resilient Cities ProgrammeUrban Earth was contracted through Futureworks to support eThekwini Municipality in its participation in the 100 Resilient Cities Programme. The 100 Resilient Cities Programme was initiated by the Rockefeller Foundation in response to shocks and disruptions in the 21st Century that are growing in frequency, impact and scale. The purpose of the Rockefeller programme is to support cities in responding to these shocks by helping them to develop a strategy to build urban resilience. The project ran from 01 Dec 2015 to 29 Feb 2016.
Criteria for Land Development Applications Affecting National Interest: Environmental PerspectiveUrban Earth were commissioned by City Insight in association with DataWorld to provide an environmental perspective on the Spatial Planning and Land Use Act. The research focused on the environmental authorisation process for development. The research also provided insights into the type, scale and nature of land development applications that affect national interest from an environmental perspective. The project ran from 17 Apr 2015 to 05 Dec 2015.
Umgeni Private & Public Finance For Ecological InfrastructureUrban Earth was contract by Econologic to undertake research on opportunities for investment in the uMngeni Catchment. The aim of the Umgeni Private and Public Finance For Ecological Infrastructure program was to research ecological infrastructure finance opportunities in the uMngeni Catchment and develop policy recommendations with the intention of promoting investment in ecological infrastructure in the uMngeni catchment. Urban Earth's Role in the programme was to undertake research on the ecological infrastructure finance opportunities in the uMngeni Catchment as well as develop related policy recommendation. The project ran from 01 Jul 2015 to 01 Dec 2015.
Ocean View Energy and WaterOcean View is a TAFTA run old age home. The utility costs of the home have increased over time. Urban Earth completed an analysis of the water and energy costs, compared those costs to known averages for South Africa and provided advice on energy and water saving measures. The project ran from 07 Oct 2015 to 07 Nov 2015.
Carbon footprint review: Clothing manufacturerUrban Earth was contracted by Inspire to review a carbon footprint of a clothing manufacturer. The project ran from 06 Jan 2015 to 07 Jul 2015.
USE-IT Glass Recycling Program Business PlanAmanda Botes, from Urban Earth, together with GMA Innovations, was contracted by USE-IT on a project to investigate and assess an alternative system to address the local beneficiation of glass bottles and flat glass in KwaZulu-Natal. Amanda served as a technical/industry advisor to GMA Innovations. The project ran from 04 Jan 2015 to 30 Jun 2015.
United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) City to City Learning in Africa - Report on city learning methodologiesAmanda Botes, from Urban Earth, was contracted by the UCLG to compile a report documenting the methodologies used by cities to learn from each other under their City Future Programme. The report involved conducting interviews with city officials and politicians from selected cities in the following countries: South Africa, Malawi, Mozambique, and Namibia. The report highlights the different methodologies used and lessons learnt, and will serve as a basis for a guide on how to set up city to city learning exchanges. The project ran from 06 Jan 2015 to 30 Jun 2015.
Economic Opportunity Atlas Climate Change Research ReportUrban Earth were commissioned by City Insight in association with DataWorld to produce a research paper on the economic impacts of climate change in South Africa with the aim of informing long-term planning and policy formulation. The project ran from 05 Feb 2015 to 13 Jun 2015.
Enhancing ecological infrastructure in the Greater uMngeni River catchment through collective private sector actionUrban Earth was contracted through FutureWorks to assist in an investigation into the role that private sector finance does, and might, play in promoting sustainable water resource management in the production supply chains within the Greater uMngeni River Catchment. The project ran from 11 Oct 2014 to 31 Mar 2015.
eThekwini Climate Change Spend AnalysisUrban Earth was contracted through FutureWorks to assist in completing an analysis of the funds spent by eThekwini Municipality on climate change. The project ran from 10 Jan 2014 to 31 Mar 2015.
SA Renewable Energy SnapshotUrban Earth compiled an electronic databook on relevant and up to date information on renewable energy for South Africa. The e-book is available at www.urbanearth.co.za. The project ran from 01 Aug 2014 to 01 Mar 2015.
Support for the implementation of a “Resilience Agenda Setting Workshop” as part of the 100 Resilient Cities Programme for the eThekwini MunicipalityUrban Earth was contracted to assist with the organisation of the “Resilience Agenda Setting Workshop”. The “Resilience Agenda Setting Workshop” was a critical milestone for the 100 Resilient Cities programme in Durban. The purpose of the workshop was to build a common understanding of Durban’s Resilience story and craft a way forward with local and international partners. The project ran from 07 Jan 2014 to 30 Jan 2015.
Facilitation of the promotion of the USE-IT newsletter and websiteUrban Earth was contracted by USE-IT to assist them with the communication of projects they are undertaking. USE-IT is a Section 21 company that serves as the eThekwini Waste Materials Recovery Industry Development Cluster by implementing providing capacity building for waste beneficiation projects. Urban Earth's role was to write news articles for the USE-IT website and to send out a quarterly newsletter to stakeholders. The project ran from 06 Jan 2014 to 06 Jan 2015.
City Links Durban Dar PartnershipMargaret McKenzie from Urban Earth provided support to the Durban Dar es Salaam partnership. She participated and helped organise two exchange events between the cities. One in April 2014 and one in August 2015. The partnership culminated in a regional workshop held in Dar es Salaam in November 2014 and an associated coastal engineering training event which Margaret assisted in organising and documenting. The project ran from 04 Jan 2014 to 31 Dec 2014.
Organisational support for the implementation of the 100 Resilient Cities Programme for eThekwini MunicipalityThe 100 Resilient Cities Programme has been initiated by the Rockefeller Foundation in response to shocks and disruptions in the 21st Century that are growing in frequency, impact and scale. The purpose of the Rockefeller programme is to support cities in responding to these shocks by building urban resilience. EThekwini Municipality was selected in December 2013 by the Rockefeller Foundation to be one of the first cohort of thirty-three municipalities to participate in the programme. The purpose of the project is to provide organisational support to the Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department (EPCPD) of eThekwini Municipality to assist with implementation of the project. The project ran from 18 Feb 2014 to 30 Jun 2014.
Socio-economic pre-feasibility assessment on Daylight Savings Time by the eThekwini MunicipalityUrban Earth was contracted through FutureWorks to assist in undertake a socio-economic pre-feasibility assessment for the implementation of Daylight Savings Time in the eThekwini Municipal Area. The purpose of this analysis was to test the feasibility of this idea by determining the magnitude of potential benefits and whether the costs of implementing Daylight Savings Time (DST) would justify these benefits. Daylight Saving Time is frequently raised as means to promote energy savings, and to enhance lifestyle benefits for Durban residents and tourism. The project ran from 03 Jan 2014 to 30 Jun 2014.
Regional Partnership for Durban Adaptation CharterUrban Earth was contracted by eThekwini Municipality to assist with the facilitation of a formal regional partnership between eThekwini Municipality and its neighbouring municipalities. The purpose of the regional partnership is to coordinate adaptation efforts of the municipalities in-line with the Durban Adaptation Charter and to provide a platform through which participating municipalities can gain access to adaptation funding and have a more effective influence on national and international policy development with regards to climate change adaptation. Urban Earth's role was to facilitate the development of the forum. This was done by identifying stakeholders, conducting workshops with stakeholders, and developing a concrete Terms of Reference that could be used for the forum going forward. The project ran from 21 Dec 2013 to 26 May 2014.
Monitoring of electricity consumption: KwaDabeka Hostel, eThekwini MunicipalityUrban Earth was contracted by eThekwini Municipality to monitor the electricity consumption of a hostel in KwaDabeka. The purpose of the project was to ascertain if a Solar Water Heating system installed for 25 flats in KwaDabeka resulted in a net electricity savings. The project involved installing energy monitoring equipment in the hostel to compare electricity use of the 25 flats receiving heated water from the solar heating system with a set of 25 flats not receiving heated water from the system. The project ran from 08 May 2013 to 08 May 2014.
Supercare Environmental Sustainability Strategy SupportUrban Earth was contracted by Supercare, a contract cleaning company, to project manage the implementation of their Sustainability Strategy. Urban Earth provided support for the annual sustainability Strategy Review for 2013 and updated the Environmental Sustainability Indicator Report for 2013. The project ran from 01 Jul 2013 to 01 Mar 2014.
USE-IT website and newsletter promotionUrban Earth was contracted to update the USE-IT website and newsletter. Urban Earth also assisted by writing and editing newsletter articles. The project ran from 01 Apr 2013 to 01 Mar 2014.
Knowledge sharing products regarding municipal energy efficiency, and support regarding the development of municipal energy strategiesUrban Earth was contracted by Futureworks to assist in the implementation of this project. The project had two focus areas: facilitating the development of energy strategies for a number of municipalities and the documentation of energy success stories in several municipalities. The project ran from 13 Sep 2013 to 13 Feb 2014.
Durban Climate Change StrategyUrban Earth facilitated the development of the Durban Climate Change Strategy for eThekwini Municipality. The purpose of the strategy was to outline steps for the city as a whole to mitigate against and adapt to climate change. Urban Earth facilitated the detailed public consultation process, coordinated the input of technical experts and developed a detailed draft strategy for final approval by eThekwini Municipality. The project ran from 01 Jan 2013 to 01 Dec 2013.
Development of an institutional structure plan for a private sector bike share system in eThekwini MunicipalityUrban Earth was contracted to develop an institutional structure plan for a potential private sector bike share system in eThekwini Municipality. The project involved a combination of desktop review of existing bike share systems globally and consultation with key stakeholders in eThekwini Municipality. The project ran from 08 Feb 2013 to 30 Nov 2013.
KwaZulu-Natal Sustainable Energy Forum (KSEF)Staff from Urban Earth were contracted to support the KwaZulu-Natal Sustainable Energy Forum (KSEF). The mission of KSEF is to facilitate the development and growth of the sustainable energy sector in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa through information dissemination, and facilitation of networking within the sector and the implementation of enabling projects. The project ran from 01 Feb 2012 to 01 Nov 2013.
Carbon Inventory for food manufacturer (2011)Urban Earth was contracted by PACE to develop a carbon inventory for a food manufacturer in KwaZulu-Natal. The project ran from 01 Nov 2012 to 01 Aug 2013.
Review Non-Motorised Transport Plan for DurbanUrban Earth was contracted to conduct a desktop review of the draft Non-Motorised Transport Plan for eThekwini Municipality. The project ran from 01 Dec 2012 to 01 Feb 2013.
South African Waste SnapshotUrban Earth compiled an electronic databook on relevant and up to date information on waste for South Africa. The e-book is free and available at www.urbanearth.co.za. The project ran from 01 Sep 2012 to 01 Jan 2013.
Sustainable Cities International Programme in AfricaUrban Earth managed the disbursement of Sustainable Cities International (SCI) demonstration funds in Durban South Africa and assisted in managing the Dar es Salaam Office of SCI. Urban Earth also assisted with funding reports and publicity articles. The project ran from 01 Aug 2010 to 01 Oct 2012.
Carbon Verification: Umdoni Gel Fuel Low Income Housing Project 2012Urban Earth was contracted by Credible Carbon to compile a verification report for a carbon gel fuel project in Umdoni Municipality. The project ran from 01 May 2012 to 01 Jun 2012.
Oxfam GB RSA Climate Change Advocacy Programme Evaluation ReportMargaret McKenzie of Urban Earth was contracted in associate with Margaret Jack to undertake an evaluation of Oxfam's South African Climate Change Advocacy Programme. The project ran from 01 Apr 2012 to 01 May 2012.
SA Carbon SnapshotUrban Earth compiled an electronic databook on relevant and up to date information on carbon for South Africa. The e-book is free and available at www.urbanearth.co.za. The project ran from 01 Sep 2011 to 01 Mar 2012.
Supercare Sustainability Report and PlanUrban Earth in association with Social Capital completed a process of introducing Supercare staff to carbon and sustainability reporting. The project culminated in the production of a sustainability indicators report and a sustainability plan. The project ran from 01 Aug 2011 to 01 Feb 2012.
Durban Industry Climate Change Partnership ProjectMargaret McKenzie from Urban Earth was contracted at the local project office of this project and was responsible for management of a range of other consultants contracted by UNIDO. The main focus of the project was on promoting a partnership between government and industry to promote climate change mitigation measures in Durban and South Africa. Key tasks included providing support to the Energy Office of the eThekwini Municipality, Workshops and Training events with industry and initiating the establishment of the KwaZulu-Natal Sustainable Energy Forum. The project ran from 01 Jul 2010 to 01 Dec 2011.