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Just transition transaction in South Africa

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Policy brief on a just transition transaction.

An innovative way to finance accelerated phase out of coal and fund the transition for communities

A just transition shifts from historically high-emissions, exclusive to low-emissions, inclusive development. A just transition in South Africa’s electricity sector from coal to cleaner energy is critical for climate change mitigation. And to be just, the transition must leave no-one behind. A just transition transaction as a mechanism, mobilises blended finance to fund 1) the accelerated phase out of coal, thereby accelerating a transition from coal to renewable energy and 2) protection of livelihoods of those communities and workers affected.



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