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Beyond COP26: Just Transitions

November 23, 2021 • 9:00 – 9:30 am EST

An ambitious deal for South Africa’s energy transition, the Just Energy Transition Partnership, has emerged as a key development from COP26.

With funding from the United States, Britain, France, Germany, and the EU, the program will provide $8.5 billion in grants and loans over the next 3-5 years to help finance decarbonization in South Africa. The funding will serve three goals: early retirement of coal plants, promoting clean energy sources, and assistance for coal-dependent communities.

The CSIS Energy Security and Climate Change Program is very pleased to host Saliem Fakir, Executive Director at the African Climate Foundation, and Chantal Naidoo, Founder and Executive Director of the Rabia Transitions Initiative, for a discussion on what the Just Energy Transition Partnership means for South Africa’s energy transition and its coal-dependent regions. Hosted by Kartikeya Singh, CSIS Energy Security and Climate Change Program senior associate and director of programs at the SED Fund.

This series is made possible general funding to CSIS and the CSIS Energy Security and Climate Change Program.

Kartikeya Singh
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Energy Security and Climate Change Program and Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies

Chantal Naidoo

Founder and Executive Director, Rabia Transitions Initiative