Greening the 2010 World Cup
SEA is supporting the greening of this major international event as follows:
Development of national 2010 Greening Standards and implementation Guidelines
The FIFA Local Organising Committee (LOC) appointed SEA to develop national standards for the greening of 2010, as well as guidelines for implementing the standards. In addition, a framework for monitoring and evaluation of the standards was developed. The overarching principle adopted was that, in order to host a world-class event in this day and age, it has to be environmentally responsible. Key to this is the carbon footprint of the event, and the minimising and offsetting thereof. The aim is to host a carbon-neutral event. The standards and guidelines clarify the roles of different government departments and the responsibilities of cities in this regard. The standards were developed in conjunction with Steadfast Greening.
Greening workshops for 2010 Host City of Cape Town
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation provided funding for SEA and Sheryl Ozinsky to design and run a series of workshops to help the Cape Town Host City develop and implement a greening plan for the 2010 event. Workshops cover key themes of Green Stadium Design, Waste Management, Transport, Carbon Neutrality, and Sustainable Tourism, amongst others. The first phase of the project resulted in one of the first clear Host City Action Plans in the country, and the second phase of workshops looking at the implementation of the Action Plan and focussed on the Carbon Offset programme for the Host City Cape Town, Responsible Tourism and planning of the Eco-Centre on the Green Point Urban Park. These workshops looked at practical implementation and developing mechanisms to secure resources for these projects.
Project Manager: Mark Borchers