Just Transitions: Local Lessons and Global Insights from South Africa
This podcast offers insights from South Africa’s long history of engaging with just transitions in the context of high unemployment, inequality, poverty, and dependence on coal.
This podcast covers just transitions in South Africa, a country that has some of the highest levels of inequality, unemployment, and poverty in the world. South Africa is also highly dependent on coal, despite a substantial renewable energy procurement program. The discussion draws on a recent case study of just transitions in South Africa, and covers issues including sustainable development, social dialogue, financing a just transition, social transformation, geographic disparities, and skills development.
- Neha Sharma: Evaluations and Learning Specialist, Climate Investment Funds
- Mike Ward: Senior Sustainability Consultant, Climate Investment Funds
- Brenda Martin: Director of Career Services, University of Cape Town
The views and opinions expressed in this podcast do not necessarily represent those of the Climate Investment Funds or Center for Strategic and International Studies.