Thursday, 15 September 2022
from 13:00-14:00
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The just transition in South Africa has catalysed a deeper conversation not only about energy transitions but also systems change and economic transformation. Many African countries want to adopt South Africa’s Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP). Saliem Fakir asks:
  • What can we learn so far?
  • What should the role of academia and civil society be? and
  • What are the challenges and changes we should expect?

Join us as Saliem Fakir takes us through the fascinating topic that is South Africa’s just transition and its ramifications for Africa.

Saliem Fakir is an expert in the fields of climate, geopolitics, and finance economics. He is the Founder and Executive Director of the African Climate Foundation, the first strategic grant-making foundation on the African continent with a focus on delivering impact through support to interventions at the climate-development nexus.
Prior to establishing the African Climate Foundation, Saliem served as the Head of the Policy & Futures Unit of WWF South Africa for 11 years. He has worked as a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Public Administration and Planning and an Associate Director for the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy at Stellenbosch University. Prior to that he served as Director of the World Conservation Union, South Africa (IUCN-SA) for eight years. Saliem has served on several Boards and is a prolific writer who contributes regularly to leading South African publications like Engineering News, Business Day and the Daily Maverick.