Achieving a “Just Energy Transition” is central to the work of the Presidential Climate Commission, ensuring that the lives and communities that are tied to high-emitting energy industries (e.g., coal) are not left behind in the shift towards a low emissions economy. Indeed, the energy transition must be a fair, and perceived to be fair. A well-managed “Just Energy Transition” can be strong driver for new jobs, better jobs, social justice, and poverty eradication.

In July 2021, the Presidential Climate Commission hosted a high-level discussion on South Africa’s Just Energy Transition, with a focus on socio-economic impacts, technology choices, and options for financing the transition. Speakers included the Minister of Fisheries, Forestry, and the Environment, the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, the Minister of Finance, as well as the CEOs of Eskom and Anglo American, among others.


Documents for this meeting are available for download below

Agenda for Meeting 30 July 2021

Job Impacts And Technology Investment Choices In Energy Transition

Executive Directors Report

Operation Vulindlela

Supporting The Implementation Of Priority Structural Reforms

Managing A Just Transition In The Coal Value Chain

Eskom’s Just Energy Transition (JET) Plans

Minister Of Mineral Resources & Energy Remarks