Reforming Competition Regimes in Africa for Sustainable Food Systems

Competitive markets are important for a sustainable, resilient and inclusive food system yet they require strong and effective institutions that can enforce rules and ensure a level playing field for all participants. The webinar will provide an overview of competition regimes in Africa in the context of the challenges of concentration in global agri-food industries. […]

From Climate Risk to Resilience: Unpacking the Economic Impacts of Climate Change in Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia

Join us for a virtual launch event for our From Climate Risk to Resilience country report series, covering Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. The reports are a collaboration between the African Climate Foundation (ACF) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), with additional support from the CGIAR Initiative on Foresight. This webinar will provide […]

Exploring Chinese Investment in Africa’s Critical Minerals Sector

In May 2023, President Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was in China to discuss overhauling mining contracts signed under his predecessor and wooing Chinese investment. The DRC is a country rich in critical minerals, including cobalt, copper, and lithium, essential for the global economy and various industries such as renewable energy, […]

New Thinking Around Scaling JET Financing

South Africa’s energy transition involves the decommissioning of its highly polluting, centralised energy system (what we are transitioning out of) and the creation of a new green economy powered by renewable energy (what we are transitioning into). This transition has implications for patterns of ownership and employment. Who gains, and who loses, is a social […]

Financing the Just Transition in South Africa

Just Transition in South Africa requires substantial investment in areas of mitigation and adaptation. Estimates of these financial resource needs are being quantified by various institutions and are based on carbon budget assumptions, industrial pathway choices and ensuring that negative impacts on affected stakeholders are ameliorated. The panel will explore the possible sources of funding, […]

Making the JET-P Model Work: A South-South Dialogue

Just Energy Transition Partnerships (JET-Ps) are a powerful tool to enable political alignment, and broad agreements; it demonstrates that North-South collaboration is required for meaningful progress on climate action. JET-P’s represents a novel attempt to support the energy transition in emerging economies – aiming to accelerate the phaseout of coal-fired and fossil-fuel power generation by […]

Challenges and Opportunities for the Green and JET for African Countries

Taking place at the Senegal Pavilion at COP27, this side event will cover the journey for African countries implementing green and just energy transitions. With Senegal being one of our pivot countries, we are pleased to officially be supporting the COP27 Senegal Pavilion and collaborating with esteemed partners to deliver insight into the West African […]

Catalytic Collaboration: Philanthropic Opportunities to Support Just Transitions in Africa

The African Climate Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies, together with co-hosts the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), will host Catalytic Collaboration: Philanthropic Opportunities to Support Just Transitions in Africa, an interactive conversation between philanthropy, development and finance specialists and energy practitioners. If you are working in philanthropy, […]

Adaptation and Resilience in South Africa’s Just Transition


The urban environment, from small towns to large metros are the theatres of operation of the transition to a low carbon economy. While mitigation measures especially those associated with the energy transition are very important, the reality of living in an already changed climate on the back of the 1.2oC increase in temperature compared to […]

Competing Narratives in Energy Transitions

Energy transitions are fraught with uncertainty and competing priorities. For South Africa an energy transition must be least cost, within a reasonable carbon budget and must contribute to lifting people out of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These transitions are subject to significant political, technical and market uncertainty which leads to a range of narratives describing […]