One of the challenges that policymakers face in promoting and justifying low emissions development (LED) or ‘green economy’ projects is effectively articulating and quantifying the positive socio-economic benefits that LED projects produce.
The objective of this guide is to develop a short, conceptual approach for sub-national spheres of government, and municipalities in particular, for the financial evaluation of low emissions development (LED) projects.
To help the Government of South Africa reduce its waste footprint in a sustainable way that aligns with the green economy vision in its National Development Plan 2030, the USAID South Africa Low Emissions Development (SA-LED) program developed the South Africa Waste Management Decision-Making Tool.
The municipal fleet costs and environmental impacts calculator can be used to estimate the costs, air pollution emissions of fossil fuel and alternative bus fleets, and greenhouse gas emissions associated with a given municipal bus fleet over ten years.
As part of its support to various municipalities and organizations in South Africa in mainstreaming low emissions development, the South Africa Low Emissions Development (SA-LED) Program supported Blue Karoo Trust, a fish farm specializing in breeding catfish as an alternative to pilchards to sell commercially.
Khangezile Primary School in South Africa was one of four schools chosen by Earthlife Africa, an environmental justice organization, to have renewable energy technology installed in the school as part of the Sustainable Energy and Livelihoods project.
The South African National Standards (SANS) 10400-XA provides for the application of Regulation XA, or the minimum requirements of the South African National Building Regulations on energy efficiency and environmental sustainability in building design.