Hosted by the Centre for Sustainability Transitions (CST) at Stellenbosch University in collaboration with the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA).
Tuesday, July 26th 2022
from 13:00-14:30
(South African Standard Time) This webinar will take place online.
Register in advance for this webinar here.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has highlighted the vulnerability of national security in energy-dependent countries. Moreover, the EU’s dependency on Russian fossil fuels raises the need to focus on energy alternatives. In March 2022, the EU paid USD 24 billion to Russia for gas, crude oil and coal. Many African countries are looking for energy independence and just transitions.

This webinar will focus on the Russian energy system and the debate about the energy crisis and transition in South African transition. This webinar aims to highlight the challenging connection between national security and energy dependency and how the debate around the prospects of just transitions is affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Prof Mark Swilling, Director of CST, SU and Dr Olena Pavlenko, Deputy Head of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)