Case Study

Landfill Gas: Clean Development Mechanism (SA)

The Mariannhill Landfill Site is a registered National Conservancy site – whilst being a large operational landfill facility for waste disposal.  As part of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, SLR assisted the eThekwini Municipality in realising the off-setting of carbon emission reductions for the event through the identification of key elements.


South Africa


The eThekwini Municipality’s Durban



Project Objectives:

The primary goal of the eThekwini Municipality’s Greening Durban 2010 Programme was to host a “Climate Neutral” 2010 FIFA World CupTM in Durban. This was achieved by establishing “Carbon Emission Reductions” projects that  ultimately offset unavoidable carbon emissions from hosting the event.

Our Role

  • CDM project facilitation through to final CDM registration with the UNFCCC
  • Project Conceptual Engineering Design
  • Project Financials & Business Plan
  • Carbon dioxide reduction of some 400,000tons CO2e