Current Projects

Energy Poverty


Urban Transformation in South Africa Through Co-Designing Energy Services Provision Pathways
The project will focus on co-designing context sensitive energy provision pathways, that will achieve impact with academic, policy, practitioner, and community beneficiaries.
Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa
This four-year Sub-Saharan African project aims to increase the capacities of the project's pilot cities on sustainable energy development and climate change.
Africa's Energy Future
Supporting the development of gender-sensitive sustainable energy solutions and strategies for low-income households in South Africa

Planning and Mobility


Municipal Sustainable Energy Transition Support Programme (MSETS)
Promoting sustainable energy in municipalities, focusing on renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa
This four-year Sub-Saharan African project aims to increase the capacities of the project's pilot cities on sustainable energy development and climate change.
C40 Cities GPC Emissions Inventories
SEA provides technical support to C40 African member cities in producing emissions inventories.

Sustainable Energy Development


Municipal Sustainable Energy Transition Support Programme (MSETS)
Promoting sustainable energy in municipalities, focusing on renewable energy and energy efficiency.
C40 South Africa Buildings Programme
The objective of this project is to accelerate the development and implementation of energy efficiency policies and programmes for new buildings in South African cities by 2020 to work towards a net zero carbon performance. Cities are required to develop new building codes which exceed the current new building energy codes on energy efficiency (SANS 10400 XA). The South Africa Buildings Programme aims to support the four C40 partner cities viz. eThekwini, Tshwane, Johannesburg and Cape Town in implementing low carbon and/or carbon-zero buildings.
Cities Matter
Capacity building in sub-Saharan African megacities for transformational climate change mitigation
Developing models and pathways for a low-carbon economy and climate resilient society
The National Development Plan (NDP) envisages that, by 2030, South Africa will have made headway in transitioning to an environmentally sustainable, climate change resilient, low-carbon and just society (Chapter Five of the NDP). This will be done by promoting economic growth, social equity and environmental sustainability. The project will assist in giving effect to the proposals contained in the Chapter Five of the National Development Plan. This will be achieved through convening a series of high-level dialogue stakeholder meetings to build consensus on the vision and develop long-term pathways with concrete options for low-carbon economic and climate-resilient future for South Africa.
Urban Transformation in South Africa Through Co-Designing Energy Services Provision Pathways
The project will focus on co-designing context sensitive energy provision pathways, that will achieve impact with academic, policy, practitioner, and community beneficiaries.
Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa
This four-year Sub-Saharan African project aims to increase the capacities of the project's pilot cities on sustainable energy development and climate change.
C40 Cities GPC Emissions Inventories
SEA provides technical support to C40 African member cities in producing emissions inventories.
Small Scale Embedded Generation (SSEG) Training for Municipalities
This project aims to provide training to municipalities on all aspects of SSEG.
Vertical Integration and Learning for Low Emission Development in South Africa
Strengthening national and subnational capacities to promote climate-resilient low-carbon development at subnational level in Africa and Southeast Asia: learning through exchange and networking