GreenCape was established to promote the development of the green economy in the Western Cape Province. We assist viable green businesses and potential investors in the green economy to remove barriers to their establishment and growth.
Our aim is to help unlock the investment and employment potential of green business, technologies and manufacturing and put the province on course to become the green economy hub for Sub-Saharan Africa. This business support work, in turn, contributes to improving the resource efficiency, carbon intensity and resilience of the regional economy.
Our programmatic focus areas include energy (renewable energy, energy efficiency and green building), waste and resources. Within each programme, GreenCape’s sector desks are an interface between industry, government and academia. The underlying task of the sector desks is to understand the sector – and how the sector could be leveraged to create broad economic opportunity, but with a special focus on manufacturing opportunity.
By collaborating with manufacturers and various industry players, the Energy Efficiency Sector Desk seeks to unblock challenges faced by industry in order to maximize manufacturing and employment potential in the Western Cape. The desk seeks to actively promote manufacturing businesses and installation businesses in the energy efficiency sector.
A key focus area is to support private sector investment in building value chains that enable economic value to be derived from commercial, industrial and agricultural waste. This includes opportunities in small-scale biogas and construction and demolition waste. Another focus of the programme’s Waste Sector Desk is to support municipalities in their planning and investment decision-making by assisting them to critically assess the environmental and financial performance of alternative waste treatment options.
Email: +27 21 811 0250
Physical address: 18 Roeland Street, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
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