Greening the COP17 in Durban

Project Summary

Demonstrate South Africa's commitment to reduced greenhouse gas emissions, promote renewable energy sources and ensure a broad climate change awareness by decision-makers and the general public with a focus on showcasing targeted activities under the National Greening Programme and the South Africa - GEF partnership a during the COP17 meeting in Durban 2011. Within the context of COP17, this project will highlight opportunities for countries to take tangible early steps to reduce emissions and adpat to climate change, establish a foundation for development of small and medium entreprises to develop innovative technologies to promote economic development and enhance competitiveness in South Africa and show case low carbon energy technologies and transpotartion systems supported by GEF.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
South Africa
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Industrial Development Organization
Executing Agencies
The Department of Environmental Affairs, Government of South Africa and Energy Office in Durban Municipality ( eThekwini Municipality)
GEF Period:
GEF - 5
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
1,000,000 USD
Co-financing Total
1,350,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
100,000 USD
Total Cost 2,350,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
01 Apr 2011
Concept Approved
11 May 2011
Project Approved for Implementation
10 May 2011
Project closed
27 Jun 2018