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Just Transitions in Coal Dependent Communities

October 28, 2021 • 9:00 – 10:30 am EDT

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The Just Transitions Initiative, a collaborative project between the CSIS Energy Security & Climate Change Program and the Climate Investment Funds, is excited to present its new report: Understanding Just Transitions in Coal-Dependent Communities: Case Studies from Mpumalanga, South Africa, and Jharkhand, India.

The report, a first of its kind, is a comprehensive analysis of coal dependency in Mpumalanga and Jharkhand. The report unpacks just transition prospects in these jurisdictions, providing insights and recommendations useful for these regions and other coal-dependent economies.

This launch event will feature a conversation with André de Ruyter, Group Chief Executive of Eskom, moderated by Joseph Majkut, Director of the CSIS Energy Security & Climate Change Program. Mafalda Duarte, CEO of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), will provide opening remarks.

Highlights from the report will be presented by lead author Sandeep Pai (CSIS). Following the presentation, there will be a panel discussion on the findings featuring Hameda Deedat, Acting Executive Director of NALEDI, and Sandeep Pai (CSIS), moderated by Hugh Searight (CIF).

This event and report are made possible by funding from the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) as part of the Just Transition Initiative (JTI). For more information on the JTI, visit

Event Partners

Sandeep Pai
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Energy Security and Climate Change Program
Joseph Majkut
Director, Energy Security and Climate Change Program

Hameda Deedat

Acting Executive Director, NALEDI