The Energy Office manages a large number of projects. These projects, while falling under the banner of Climate Change Mitigation, can be classified into Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Climate Change, Transportation and Green & Knowledge Economy. Frequently other Municipal Units and Departments are partnered to implement projects. In addition, the Energy Office frequently participates in national and international projects.
An example of participation in an international initiative is the Global Protocol for Community Scale Emissions (GPC) ( “The GPC serves as the global standard for accounting and reporting city and community-scale GHG emissions that covers scope 1, scope 2, and some scope 3 emission sources” (
The eThekwini Municipality was one of the Pilot Cities for the standard and provided input for the final version which should be release towards the latter part of 2014.