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COP28: South Africa pioneered plans to transition to renewable energy – what went wrong

COP28: South Africa pioneered plans to transition to renewable energy – what went wrong

SOUTH Africa’s experience in piloting a new type of climate finance vehicle can inform debates about how to fund a just transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Two years ago at COP26, South Africa piloted the first Just Energy Transition Partnership, where rich countries help developing countries move faster towards renewable energy. A year later, the South African government unveiled its Just Energy Transition Investment Plan. This set out how it intended to build on and use the partnership funds. ALEX LENFERNA, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Nelson Mandela University. General Secretary, Climate Justice Coalition, Nelson Mandela University The plan detailed…
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