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Wednesday, 2 November 2022

More details to be announced soon.

Venue: MR 11

Controversial plans that were tabled to introduce smart cities near places like Lanseria, Mpumalanga and elsewhere in the country have been debated in recent times. It’s been a hotly debated topic within the built environment professional community and the media.

While a national framework for smart cities has been developed, it is not clear how it will be implemented. The session seeks to demystify the notion of smart cities, discuss examples of how smart cities can be translated into practice and explore how this concept is in line or not with the 4th Industrial Revolution.

We will take a look at how smart cities can enhance the UN SDGs, the implementation of climate change mitigation measures and what SA smart cities could and should look like. There are some working examples, including those of the Cape Agulhas municipality. Featured also: Digital platforms and a book launch.

SPEAKERS:

Dr Engela Petzer​ | Senior Researcher: Housing and Urban Studies, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)​ | What Should South African Smart Cities Look Like?​

Dr Sandile Mbatha​ | Senior Manager: Research and Policy Advocacy, City of Ethekwini​ | Data-driven and Evidence-based Cities to Enhance the Realisation

Willem van Zyl, Chief Information Officer: Information Communication Technology​ & Eben Phillips​, Municipal Manager | Cape Agulhas Municipality​​ | The Smart City Strategy for Cape Agulhas Municipality​

Additional speakers are being finalised for this session and will be published in due course​.

Venue: MR 8 & 9

What do EPCs mean for large energy users with large portfolios? Gazetted late in 2020, with a looming deadline of the end of this December, large building owners are required to comply or face serious consequences.

This session takes the audience through the basic concepts of EPCs and should empower the property owner to decide if and what they need to do right now. Once this first step has been taken to ensure legal compliance, the income tax incentives may kick in, allowing building owners the benefit of a tax allowance in respect of introduced energy savings.

Learn more about how we approach EPCs and the external support (ESCOs) and finance available to property owners to not only meet compliance requirements but to leverage EPCs towards unlocking new opportunities for the improved financial performance of projects.

SPEAKERS:

Simisha Pather-Elias | Project Manager, Sustainable Energy Africa | EPC for Municipal Buildings

Teslim Yusuf | Project Manager, South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) | Feedback to Industry on Regulation of EPC Roll-out and Uptake

Avuyile Kewana​​ | Assistant Professional Officer – Net Zero: Sustainable Energy Markets​, City of Cape Town​​

Additional speakers are being finalised for this session and will be published in due course​.

Venue: MR 7

Speakers for this session are being finalised and will be published in due course​​.

Venue: MR 10

Due to be released in 2023, the New Build Tool is transitioning to the second generation of Green Star rating tools. The evolution of the tool is a revolutionary step by GBCSA to transform the built environment against a backdrop of a changing climate, industry and the emergence of new challenges and trends.

New Build V2 will align Green Star SA with global best practices and incorporate significant changes to support additional typologies and be better aligned with other reporting frameworks including ESG.

Hosted by Georgina Smit, head of market transformation and supported by the expert category leads behind the development of the Green Star New Build V2 tool, this session will ensure you are the first to learn more about the tools development and how it will redefine green star rated new buildings into the future.

SPEAKERS:

Georgina Smit | Head of Technical, Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) | Session Chair

Michelle Ludwig | New Build V2 Project Manager, Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) | Details of the Proposed Changes, Progress Update and Where to Next

Jutta Berns | Director & Principal, ecocentric | Resilience Category

Francois Retief | Founder, Sow & Reap Consulting | Positive Category

Adrie Fourie | Head of Department: Sustainable Cities & Research, Solid Green Consulting | Places Category

Annelidé Sherratt | Head of Department: Green Building Certifications (New Build and Interiors), Solid Green Consulting | Health Category

Mike Aldous | Technical Principal, MPAMOT | Nature Category

Venue: Hall ABC

SPEAKERS:

Lisa Reynolds | CEO, Green Building Council South Africa | Welcome Address

Brian Unsted | Chairman of the Board, Green Building Council South Africa | Opening Remarks

Dr Antony Wood | President, CTBUH Studio Associate Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago Visiting Professor of Tall Buildings, Tongji University, Shanghai, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat | The Future Of Cities: Density, Sustainability and Livability

More details to be announced soon. 

Thursday, 3 November 2022

Venue: Hall ABC

SPEAKER:

Clive Wilkinson | President and Design Director, Clive Wilkinson Architects​ | The New Ideal Office in the Hybrid Era​

Speakers for this session are being finalised and will be published in due course​​.

Session 4 – Track 1: Build (Hall A)

Embodied Carbon: Is South Africa Ready?

Session 5 – Track 2: Investment (Hall C)

Science-based Targets on the Net Zero Journey

Session 6 – Track 3: Resource Economy (MR 8 & 9)

Shift your Mindset: Designing for Disassembly

Session 7 – Track 4: Cities (Hall B)

Trauma-informed Cities: Can the Built Environment Contribute to Healing Spaces?

Session 8 – Track 5: Africa (MR 7)

Our African Biodiversity and Climate Change

Session 9 – Green Innovation Stage (MR 10)

Session 10 – Workshop (MR 11)

Venue: Hall A

Everything you do leaves a carbon/energy footprint. Almost all materials used on-site and construction processes add to that project’s design and construction carbon and energy content.

Architects, designers, building services engineers and built environment professionals need to understand the meaning and impact of embodied energy and carbon when practising building design and performing life cycle analysis on the journey to net zero. Can a trade-off be done between high embodied carbon and low operational carbon?

Join an expert panel for an educational deep dive into embodied carbon. Learn more about its application in SA’s construction industry and the policies and pilots we need as we strive towards net zero.

SPEAKERS:

Georgina Smit | Head of Technical, Green Building Council of South Africa | Session Chair

Tessa Brunette | Associate | Sustainability leader for Africa, India and Middle East, Arup

Chris Greensmith | Technical Director Structural Engineering, Zutari | The Best Materials Available to Achieve Low Embodied Carbon Buildings in South Africa

Additional speakers are being finalised for this session and will be published in due course​.

Venue: Hall C

The presentation aims to guide property portfolio, retailer, and manufacturer insights in setting science-based targets (SBTs) in the process of committing to net zero.

We will look at real estate sector decarbonisation routes and the importance of including Scope 3 considerations in the analysis of the project’s carbon footprint – being the consequence of the activities of the sector, occurring from sources beyond its control.

Setting SBTs is gaining traction globally, but South Africa continues to lag behind. So, let’s unpack some of the recent developments, and on-the-ground experience in SA within the larger property sector/supply chain and help demystify the process.

So, what are SBTs; and what sector-specific guidance is available to the real estate sector in reaching net zero targets?

SPEAKERS:

Zniko Nhlapho​ | Engagement Manager, Science Based Targets, SBTi , WWF South Africa | An Introduction to SBT Net Zero: A Presentation on the 1.5°C Decarbonisation Pathways for the Buildings Sector

Sanjeev Raghubir | Group Sustainability Manager, Shoprite Holdings | An Introduction To SBT Net Zero And Scope 3: A Presentation On The 1.5°C Decarbonization Pathways For The Real Estate Sector

Terri Clapperton | Sustainability Officer, Belgotex | Challenges and Opportunities of Setting SBTs: The Manufacturer’s Experience

Rebekah Hughes-Khan | Science-Based Targets Specialist and CDP Reporter, Carbon Calculated | Setting Science-Based Targets

Venue: MR 8 & 9

Leadership guru Stephen Covey describes planning a (design) journey as “planning with the end in mind”. Hence, in considering end of life, how can disassembly or deconstruction contribute to minimising the loss in value of a product at the end of its life in situ?

A circular economy could reduce global CO2 emissions from building materials by 38% in 2050 by reducing the demand for steel, aluminium, cement, and plastic. It could also make the sector more resilient to supply chain disruptions and price volatility of raw materials.

In this session, we will look at practical ways of achieving cradle to cradle on our own green building journey and will include an overview of the circular economy in Africa, its cities, in the City of Cape Town and manufacturing in South Africa.

SPEAKERS:

Paul Currie | Associate Director: Urban Systems Centre, ICLEI Africa​

Jeremy Gibberd | Coordinator Smart and Sustainable Built Environments, CSIR | The Built Environment and Manufacturing in South Africa: The Circular Economy

Additional speakers are being finalised for this session and will be published in due course​.

Venue: Hall B

Trauma-informed design is about integrating the principles of trauma-informed care into design with the goal of creating physical spaces that promote safety, well-being, and healing.

For the delegate, who is unfamiliar with the concept, our session will introduce the concepts of trauma and trauma-informed care, discuss this new concept of trauma-informed neighbourhoods, and identify ways of incorporating trauma-informed spatial elements into design approaches.

The stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, the international crisis caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, plus the pain, grief, and indignation arising from continued political unrest and racial tensions, are increasing the number of people experiencing trauma.

Now is a good time to revisit our responsibility as architects and designers to contribute to healing through intentional, trauma-informed designed spaces.

SPEAKERS:

Prof Krista Schroedera | Assistant Professor of Nursing, Temple University College of Public Health | Trauma-Informed Neighbourhoods: Making the Built Environment Trauma-Informed

Neha Gill | Executive Director, Apna Ghar, Inc. (Our Home) | The Importance of Trauma Informed Design

Additional speakers are being finalised for this session and will be published in due course​.

Venue: MR 7

As landscape architects, city planners, city policy advisers, urban designers, architects, and engineers, we need to understand the link between climate change and African biodiversity, in order to unpack what role buildings play to harm or foster that relationship – and then act on it.

Leave this session having been exposed to the wealth of biodiversity in Africa as well as what threatens it, and where the opportunities lie for the Built Environment. Join us as we unpack the dire impact climate change will have on Africa’s biodiversity and where the hot opportunities are for mitigation. What can be done by the built environment to support these initiatives?

Has the (urban) zoo lost its relevance and what solutions can be learnt from the developed world, including carbon sinks, wildlife corridors and other strategies? What solutions should be discarded early within the framework of the natural boundaries?

SPEAKERS:

Dr Peta Brom | Urban Ecologist, University of Cape Town | How Green Buildings Play a Leadership Role in Biodiversity Conservation

Additional speakers are being finalised for this session and will be published in due course​.

Venue: MR 10

The Green Innovation Stage is a fast-paced, elevator pitch-styled showcase of the latest and innovative green products, services, projects and/or initiatives.

SPEAKERS:

Philip du Toit | Associate, Osmond Lange Architects | Palimpsest – Layering (sub)urban Fabric

Bertie Lourens | CEO, Wasteplan | Is Zero Waste to Landfill Possible and What are the Steps You Can Take to Get There?

Sean Godoy | Founder & Director, Divercity Property Solutions/SA Proptech | Bringing Users into the Fold – Holistic Buildings

Priscilla de Comarmond | Senior Professional Officer, City of Cape Town | SmartFacility – An Innovative Solution for Managing a Large Portfolio of Municipal Facilities

Angela Baker | Architect and Urbanist, ABA in collaboration with City Green Landscape Architects | Coast(LINE) a Competition Entry for #tacticalurbanismnow

Jackie May | Founder and Director, Twyg | We are What We Wear

Venue: MR 11

Speakers for this session are being finalised and will be published in due course​​.

SPEAKER:

Sanne van der Burgh | Associate Director, Head of MVRDV NEXT and Architect, MVRDV | Human, Green, Dream, Future

Session 11 – Track 1: Build (Hall A)

Making the Case for Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDs) in South Africa

Session 12 – Track 2: Investment (Hall C)

Sustainability-linked Bonds vs. Green Bonds – Make the Right Choice

Session 13 – Track 3: Resource Economy (MR 8 & 9)

The Retail Value Chain and the Road to Net Zero Waste

Session 14 – Track 4: Cities (Hall B)

The Revitalisation of the CBD

Session 15 – Track 5: Africa (MR 7)

Indigenous African Communities, Their Knowledge Systems and Climate Change

Session 16 – Green Innovation Stage (MR 10)

Session 17 – Workshop (MR 11)

Venue: Hall A

As climate volatility grows as a result of global warming, how stormwater is dealt with becomes an urgent and important issue. Has conventional civil engineering practice failed to keep place with what is happening on the planet as our weather responds to a changing climate?

The recent devastating floods in KwaZulu-Natal that caused large-scale damage to our built environment and people are a good example of how many existing urban drainage systems are not up to par in managing flood risk.

In this session, we will explore the principles and technical approach of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDs), best practices, what can be done to existing city/road design and how new approaches can make South Africa resilient to climate risks.

SPEAKERS:

Dr Kevin Winter | Lead Researcher: Environmental & Geographical Science, Future Water Institute, University of Cape Town

Mike Aldous | Technical Principal, MPAMOT

Dr Kirsty Carden | Department of Civil Engineering Interim Director – Future Water research institute, University of Cape Town

Venue: Hall C

Aimed at senior property company executives, sustainability officers and asset managers as well as the finance value chain, we take a closer look at the choices between sustainability-linked bonds linked to key performance indicators, and green bonds (use of proceeds). Learn about compliance criteria for both scenarios, benefits, and penalties as well as the criteria for success.

This informative session will highlight the different approaches and scenario analyses, with the objective of establishing a property company that can attract green finance.

Leave this session with a higher understanding of the difference between green finance products and how these instruments can be used in a property company, as well as how you can strategically set up a property company that attracts green finance.

SPEAKERS:

Danielle Frank | Transactor Sustainable Finance, Rand Merchant Bank | Sustainability Linked Bonds

Additional speakers are being finalised for this session and will be published in due course​.

Venue: MR 8 & 9

In this session, we explore what net zero waste could look like in the retail space. We will share key milestones in the net zero journey such as analysing the waste ‘footprint’ in the retail operation, setting goals and working with tenants. We will hear about the legislative environment and discuss a retail centre’s potential journey to achieving net zero waste.

We will highlight various case studies illustrating a zero-waste journey for a retail-focused portfolio. We will investigate the ‘how and what’ of waste recycling and the issues faced in the retail environment.

SPEAKERS:

Brian Unsted, Asset Management Executive, Liberty2Degrees

Andre Nel, MBA General Manager Sustainability, Pick n Pay

Sanjeev Rhagubir, Group Sustainability Manager, Shoprite Holdings 

Additional speakers are being finalised for this session and will be published in due course​.

Venue: Hall B

Since the “broken window policy” and the rebirth of New York City, inner-city renewal has been a hotly discussed topic globally, leading to many success stories. On the South African side, however, the majority of our central business districts are old, derelict, unsafe, pedestrian-unfriendly, and are only alive during the day.

In this session, we will explore the programmes, projects and interventions made by various role-players to ensure that our CBDs become liveable, economically viable, safe, green and smart.

We explore ideas and innovations around creating 24hr CBDs that are inclusive and green. The session will also look into the genealogy of CBDs and the impact of COVID-19, taking note of the emergence of poly-centric cities having a number of CBDs and how do they relate to one another? Are they complementary or competitive? We will look at case histories from select global cities and also the African city context.

SPEAKERS:

Lethu Masango | Urban Planner, World Bank | Ingredients of a Successful CBD Revitalisation

Collins Sekele | Projects Director, City of Johannesburg | Funding Mechanisms for CBD Revitalisation

Additional speakers are being finalised for this session and will be published in due course​.

Venue: MR 7

Let’s unpack strategies from indigenous African communities that address ecosystems as early warning systems for climate change, and how these nature-based solutions can be integrated into African cities.

The session will expose Convention delegates to many of the largely marginalised solutions and systems that rural Africans have used for hundreds of years to live sustainably – learning from the elders.

We aim to give the built environment practitioner good exposure to how rural African communities live with nature and how to apply this intelligence to climate change mitigation in cities.

SPEAKERS:

Speakers for this session are being finalised and will be published in due course​.

Venue: MR 10

The Green Innovation Stage is a fast-paced, elevator pitch-styled showcase of the latest and innovative green products, services, projects and/or initiatives.

SPEAKERS:

Kevin Kimwelle | Professional Associate, Indalo World Ngo | Mainstreaming Alternative Solutions Towards a Localised Green Agenda

Kris Wojcik | Business Development Manager, Jets Vacuum AS | Vacuum Drainage and Associated Water and CO2 Savings for Buildings and Urban Areas

Matthew Cullinan | Executive: Infrastructure Development, Atlantis (Greentech) Special Economic Zone | Taking the Full Spectrum of Net Zero to the Next (Precinct) Level – the Atlantis (Greentech) Ambitions

Dimitar Dobrev, Director, Renewable Houses South Africa (Pty) Ltd | Rapid Renewable Economy – The Bamboo Regional Hub Concept

Roberto Pane | CTO- International Business Development, EnviroCrete (Pty) LTD | A Sustainability Business Case for the Global Construction System by Adoption of Treated Woodchips in Replacement of Sand and Stone Aggregates

Venue: MR 11

Speakers for this session are being finalised and will be published in due course​​.

SPEAKER:

Andy Pag | Sustainability & Eco-Adventurer | Driving Around the World on Chip-fat. What I Learned About Sustainability

Venue: Hall ABC

Speakers for this session are being finalised and will be published in due course​​.

Venue: Hall ABC

More details will be announced soon.

Friday, 4 November 2022

Venue: Hall ABC

SPEAKERS:

Khanyi Mlambo | Founding President of South African Women in Construction | Rebuilding Our World through Conquering Ourselves

Simon Sturgis | Author of Targeting Zero | Getting to Net Zero – Assessing Carbon in the Built Environment

Papa Omotayo | CEO & Creative Director, MOE+ Art Architecture | The Incomplete City

SPEAKER:

Sir Jonathon Porritt | Founder and Director, Forum for the Future | Social Justice and Green Buildings: Balancing the Technological Opportunities

Session 18 – Track 1: Build (Hall A)

The Hidden Cost of Durability in the Built Environment

Session 19 – Track 2: Investment (Hall C)

ESG Reporting in the Property Sector: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Session 20 – Track 3: Resource Economy (MR 8 & 9)

The Doughnut Approach and Accelerating the Transition to a Circular Economy

Session 21 – Track 4: Cities (Hall B)

Township Economies

Session 22 – Track 5: Africa (MR 7)

The Rising Nexus: Food, Energy and Water

Session 23 – Green Innovation Stage (MR 10)

Session 24 – Workshop (MR 11)

Venue: Hall A

Design for life building materials and design/construction techniques. This methodology is a central theme in sustainable construction thinking. But what are the pros and cons; and what are the implications in the long run?

Join this panel discussion session to get an understanding of how designing for durability can impact building resilience, carbon and waste and the lifecycle implications of these technologies.

We discuss the impact of building better from the capital investment/cost perspective versus lifetime/maintenance costs and the importance of flexibility.

SPEAKERS:

Speakers for this session are being finalised and will be published in due course​.

Venue: Hall C

Aimed at finance and sustainability executives, this session explores the method for integrating ESG effectively into the business and ensuring your annual ESG report hits the right target.

At a high level, you want to integrate financial and non-financial business strategies to keep the business viable and attract significant investors, right? So, let’s take a look at how to do it right by establishing defined targets, an appropriate reporting framework and communicating effectively. We establish a simple checklist to keep your organisation accountable via a high ESG reporting standard.

SPEAKERS:

Speakers for this session are being finalised and will be published in due course​.

Venue: MR 8 & 9

A more comprehensive true-price initiative operates in certain Amsterdam stores post-pandemic In fact, the city has introduced a number of different models recently, to reassess the impact of the existing economic system.

Doughnut Economics as per Dr Kate Raworth (Oxon), is a visual framework for sustainable development combining the concept of climate change, biodiversity loss, air pollution – physical boundaries with that of social boundaries – health care, education, safe water, nutrition etc. It is graphically symbolised by way of a doughnut, with the customary ring in the centre, or by a lifebelt concept.

The principal goal of this model is to re-frame economic problems, set new goals and develop an economy where social necessities are met without overshooting ecological limits. It aims to integrate the economy, environment, and society into one holistic economic approach.

So how can Amsterdam-style doughnut economics apply in South Africa where the business, environmental and social ecosystem is vastly different? A session for the entire built environment value chain, this session will add valuable capital to the body of thought on a truly circular economy.

SPEAKERS:

Leonora Grcheva | Cities and Region Lead, Doughnut Economics Action Lab​ | The Doughnut Approach and Accelerating the Transition to a Circular Economy

Additional speakers are being finalised for this session and will be published in due course​.

Venue: Hall B

Gain an understanding of how the micro-economy works in SA townships and the potential environmental sustainability aspects of the systems that have evolved there. The session will expose delegates to the largely hidden mechanics of how South African township economies operate including economically, socially, and environmentally. The key takeouts from this thought-provoking session are defining and measuring the economic success in townships and just what this informal economy is from different perspectives. Can we understand, protect and if possible, scale such economies as approaches to poverty alleviation, addressing ecological degradation and climate change resilience? Join us as we put the SA township economy under a microscope.

SPEAKER:

Thireshen Govender | Founder & Director, UrbanWorks

Venue: MR 7

From this session, delegates will receive exposure to the food, water and energy (FEW) crises in Africa and how these come together in a nexus and how they can be mitigated in our built environment. Take away from this session a healthy dose of practical knowledge about the FEW nexus and what solutions can apply directly to the built environment. Answer such questions as what the state of Africa’s energy, food and water systems in the context of climate change is; which solutions can be learnt from the developed world; and what solutions should be discarded early within the framework of planetary boundaries. How can proposed solutions be effectively applied to buildings and what is the role of green buildings within this context? How can we as professionals be equipped to apply such cross-disciplinary solutions at the scale and speed required to avoid social or climate disasters?

SPEAKERS:

Prof Tafadzwanashe Mabhaudhi​ | Research Group Leader: Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems, International Water Management Institute (IWMI) & Research Professor, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)

Speakers for this session are being finalised and will be published in due course​.

Venue: MR 10

The Green Innovation Stage is a fast-paced, elevator pitch-styled showcase of the latest and innovative green products, services, projects and/or initiatives.

SPEAKERS:

Caren Botha | General Manager, Propelair | Saving the Earth One Flush at a Time

Mark O’Connor | Director, Rothoblaas | Mass Timber Project Focus – Challenging the Status Quo Globally

Mpho Ngobeni | Marketing Manager, Hydraform International | The Leading Alternative Technology

Dayne Scrowther​ | Africa Business Development Manager, DANPAL​ | Light Architecture – Creating Healthy Buildings and HQE 

Venue: MR 11

Speakers for this session are being finalised and will be published in due course​​.

Speakers for this session are being finalised and will be published in due course​​.

Session 25 – Track 1: Build (Hall A)

Environmental, Social and Governance factors: ESG Considerations for Construction Projects 

Session 26 – Track 2: Investment (Hall C)

Climate Risk Disclosure: What is Next in South Africa – Bracing for the Inevitable

Session 27 – Track 4: Cities (Hall B)

Intermediate Cities: Inculcating Long-term Infrastructure Planning

Session 28 Workshop (MR 7)

Session 29 Workshop (MR 8 & 9)

Session 30 – Green Innovation Stage (MR 10)

Venue: Hall A

ESG could be just another acronym unless fully understood. ESG is an important tool in assessing the impact of a property investment. But how does this translate into building site operations? As a relatively novel concept, built environment practitioners are asking for a toolkit to guide their responses on-site to non-technical aspects of the build.

Ultimately ESG is a guiding framework along the road to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and creating an enabling dispensation for people and planet. ESG impacts the entire construction value chain, especially for corporates, so this invaluable and expert session unpacks the why, the who and the how for the construction site.

SPEAKER: 

Thea Weeks | ESG Strategy and Communications Lead, MPAMOT | Bringing ESG to the Construction Site: The Why, Who, and Wow – a Toolkit for Advancement

Venue: Hall C

Aimed at the property investor and their investee community, this session provides a deeper understanding of lies ahead from a climate risk disclosure perspective. What are disclosure convergence and its implication for South Africa?

Our expert presenters will unpack the reality of climate risk disclosure in the built environment, by explaining what this means for investments and unpacking the pitfalls for investors in projects, including the dangers of greenwashing. Learn how to strengthen climate commitments through mandatory disclosure and understand what this means for de-risking property portfolios – and to avoid stranded assets.

Understand disclosure in real-time and the top tools available to investors and developers, including the MSCI tool and the implications of the GBCSA’s New Buildings v2 tool, due to be launched in 2023. Be informed about the JSE’s Climate Disclosure framework, Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures alignment and the implications of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB).

SPEAKERS: 

Grahame Cruickshanks | Head of Sustainability & Utilities, Growthpoint Properties | Disclosure in Real Time – The Property Perspective

Gareth Allison | Executive Director, MSCI | ClimateVaR – MSCI Tool – the Fundamentals, Impact and Significance for Investors and Investees

Shameela Soobramoney | Chief Sustainability Officer, JSE | JSE Climate Disclosure Framework and TCFD Alignment, International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB)

Additional speakers are being finalised for this session and will be published in due course​.

Venue: Hall B

In South Africa, there is growing evidence that urban migration is increasing faster in our intermediate cities. Hence, such cities are critical in city development and urban management.

Cities are under pressure to cope with increasing populations but need to reap the urban dividend due to this emerging phenomenon. One of the critical tools espoused in the Integrated Urban Development Framework is the introduction of long-term infrastructure planning in these cities.

Several cities have developed these plans and have commenced their implementation. This session will present experiences in the development and implementation of these plans and the tools that have been put in place such as guidelines and financing learning platforms.

Let’s hear about the importance of long-term planning, the concept of the Capital Expenditure Framework, its link to the Integrated Urban Development Framework, the New Urban Agenda, the Africa 2063 and the SDGs while explaining the smart tools, systems and processes that can be used by cities to develop and implement such planning.

SPEAKERS:

Renier Oosthuizen | Urban Planner, Novus 3 | The Development of Long-term Infrastructure Plans

Nomkita Fani | Director Intermediate Cities and Spatial Planning, Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) | The Genealogy of Long-term Infrastructure Planning in Intermediate Cities​

Additional speakers are being finalised for this session and will be published in due course​.

Venue: MR 7

Speakers for this session are being finalised and will be published in due course​​.

Venue: MR 8 & 9

Speakers for this session are being finalised and will be published in due course​​.

Venue: MR 10

The Green Innovation Stage is a fast-paced, elevator pitch-styled showcase of the latest and innovative green products, services, projects and/or initiatives.

SPEAKERS: 

Edward Hector | Director, SFI | Emerging Technologies for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Boshoff Muller | Co-Founder, Afrimathemp | Hemp Construction

Annelide Sherratt | Head of Department Green Building Certifications, Solid Green Consulting | Integrated Net Zero Approach

Talifhani Tshitwamulomoni | Chief Operations Officer, Green Development Foundation | The Use of Indigenous Knowledge to Curb Climate Change

Mary Haw | Manager: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Facilitation and Promotion, City of Cape Town | Cape Town’s Energy Poverty Alleviation Journey: Innovation through Collaboration

Venue: Hall ABC

Speakers for this session are being finalised and will be published in due course​​.