Just Transition Planning in the U.S. and South Africa

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Jesse Burton (University of Cape Town) and Joey James (Downstream Strategies) join Sandeep Pai (CSIS) to discuss progress and challenges in creating and implementing Just Transition policies in Coal communities in the United States, South Africa and India.  

They look at local remediation efforts, and state policies and frameworks, look forward to how these countries may further integrate just Transition Planning into broader, global climate policies. 

Joey James is Principal at Downstream Strategies, an environmental and economic development consulting firm based in West Virginia. 

Jesse Burton is a senior associate at E3G in London, and a researcher in the Energy Systems research group at the University of Cape Town.  


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