Never has the role of clean energy been more pivotal to economic and societal transformation. Thus, the African Climate Foundation were delighted to host a discussion on 27 July 2021 based on the EY Parthenon study titled, A Clean COVID-19 Recovery: The South African Opportunity. This report, commissioned by the European Climate Foundation and compiled by EY-Parthenon, the global strategy brand of EY, takes a view of a list of 13,000 real, sustainable, shovel-ready renewable energy projects identified in 46 countries. In South Africa, 184 real and sustainable renewable energy projects have been identified.

This session was moderated by the African Climate Foundation’s executive director, Saliem Fakir and a presentation on the EY-Parthenon study was given by Paul O’ Flaherty CEO from EY.