LEARN HOW TO CHANGE YOUR LIFESTYLE OR BUSINESS TO MORE SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES AND ULTIMATELY CONTRIBUTE TO SOUTH AFRICA’S TRANSITION TO A GREEN ECONOMY
10-11 January 2019, Cape Town International Convention Centre
CAPE TOWN.Industry, business and the public are invited to visit the “Green Pioneers” exhibition - Advancing Inclusive and Sustainable Economies: Innovative approaches, business models and partnerships held in Hall 2, Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) on Thursday,10 January (11:00-16:00) and Friday, 11 January (09:00-15:30). The exhibition highlights and celebrates drivers of innovation and entrepreneurship in advancing green business for a better and more sustainable future for all. Admission is free of charge.
31 Exhibitors, both local and international, provide a mixture of advice, funding opportunities, greening programmes as well as showcase what they are doing in furthering the country’s transition to a green economy. In addition, there is a series of business workshops held at the venue offering a variety of interesting topics – everything from pitches by innovators in the green space and the establishment of a professional body for resource efficient and cleaner production practitioners to the launch of Green Jobs Regional Training Hub for Africa. And while the public may not be able to attend the conference it will be broadcast into the exhibition venue where they will be able to view it on a screen.
The exhibition is being held as part of the Third International Ministerial Conference of the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) Conference which is being hosted by South Africa and takes place from 9-11 January 2019 at the CTICC.
The Conference is co-hosted by the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE), representing multiple UN agencies; and the South African government, under the auspices of the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA).
The global PAGE Ministerial Conference will bring together approximately 500 participants – including high-level representatives from governments, civil society, private sector, development partners, and the media.
The four themes which will be discussed during the 2019 conference are:
- Show me the money – How do we unlock green finance?
- Re-thinking - Strategies and policies for a green economy.
- No one left behind – Revising economic and social inclusion in the 21st Century.
- Closing the loop - Sustainable consumption and production & circular economy.
South Africa has been at the forefront of championing green economy. The 3rd PAGE Ministerial Conference will provide an opportunity for South Africa, along with other international PAGE member countries, to reinforce their commitment to transition to a green/sustainable economy and to demonstrate implementation of the tools and strategies working to accelerate this transition.
Attached please find the preliminary business workshops’ programme (subject to change).
SIR Fruit story
South African juice company, Sir Fruit, is dedicated to serving ‘People, Planet and Prosperity’ - and to show how serious they are to their commitment to the Planet they have implemented a number of initiatives to ensure the production of an energy efficient, sustainable and low carbon product.
Assisting them in this journey is the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA). The Soweto-based fruit juice plant signed up to participate in the national programme in (2016??) and are a recipient of support to upgrade their heating and cooling equipment.
“The Soweto-based fruit juice plant has identified appropriate technology that will not only use less energy to cool their product but will replace an efficient geyser as the technology also cools and heats water,” explains Mashudu Madzivhandila, National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA), Project Manager.
The Industrial Water Efficiency (IWE) Project completed its first year of operations on a high by recording actual water savings of 89 000 kl (or m3) from its very first case study. These savings translate to cost saving of R2.2 million, confirming positive rewards for industry that is willing to adopt water efficient processes and technologies.
The NCPC-SA and Coega discuss ways for the Special Economic Zone to become an energy efficient and Eco-Industrial Park, by implementing the Centres Resource Efficients and Cleaner Production methodologies.
Industrial Symbiosis in action
The NCPC-SA invites you to participate in the upcoming Gauteng Industrial Symbiosis Programme (GISP) business opportunity workshop. The GISP workshop is hosted in partnership with the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and Gauteng Department of Economic Development.
KZN Social Enterprise wins Silver Award
Congratulations to ZuluGal Retro for walking away with Silver in the 2018 Eco-Logic Awards in the Recycling and Waste Management category. This Durban based social enterprise produces recycled and up-cycled wallets and other fashion accessories made by differently abled individuals and their caregivers.
NCPC-SA and South African pavilion at Africa Utility Week
KZN Social Enterprise forms synergies for escalated growth
ZuluGal Retro, a Durban based social enterprise producing recycled and up-cycled wallets and other fashion accessories made by differently abled individuals and their caregivers, is on the verge of distributing their products globally following their participation in the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) Industrial Symbiosis (IS) Programme.
Industrial symbiosis workshop results in 203 potential synergies
A resounding 203 potential synergies were identified between participating KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) companies at the industrial symbiosis business opportunity workshop that was hosted by the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) on Tuesday, 7 November 2017 in Durban. The day raised the awareness among KZN industry of how waste can be turned into a reusable resource by entering into mutually beneficial collaborative agreements.