KwaZulu-Natal is a South African province with 11 districts, including one metropolitan municipality (Ethekwini, City of Durban). Under the Climate Footprint Project, the government has developed its first province-wide greenhouse gas inventory.
In doing so, the government has demonstrated that it's possible to monitor and track emissions with limited resources by prioritising sectors, building a core team, aligning across government levels and planning for future improvements.
In this case study, available to download below in English, Spanish and Portuguese, KwaZulu-Natal also delved into what the inventory brings to the province - an evidence base for setting emissions targets, informing strategy and developing opportunities across economic sectors.
The Climate Footprint Project has supported state and regional governments to improve their greenhouse gas emissions tracking and reduction efforts, working with Pernambuco (Brazil), Chhattisgarh and West Bengal (India), Baja California, Jalisco and Yucatán (Mexico), and KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa).