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 […]

COP27 starts with novel deal to discuss ‘loss and damage’ compensation

For the first time in the UN’s climate talks history, delegates at COP27 in Egypt have agreed to discuss funding for climate reparations – known as loss and damage – as part of the conference’s official agenda.  Many viewed the ground-breaking deal to discuss how rich countries can help pay for climate damages as a […]

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

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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 […]

Reinforcing the Non-State Actors Contribution to Climate Action in West Africa

Taking place at the Senegal Pavilion at COP27, this side event will cover the contribution made by non-state actors to climate action in the West African region, particularly that of our partner Enda Energy. With Senegal being one of our pivot countries, we are pleased to officially be supporting the COP27 Senegal Pavilion and collaborating […]

Tracking Progress Towards a Just Transition

As countries look toward implementing ambitious climate objectives, some difficult questions emerge for national governments and social partners. How do they uplift people and communities in the transition to a low emissions economy? How do they ensure that the poorest and most vulnerable do not get left behind? How do they continue to solve development […]

ACF at COP27 Driving #TheCOPWeNeed

This year’s annual climate talks in Egypt have the potential to allow Africa to be at the forefront of the international climate change negotiations. COP27, dubbed the African COP, is an opportunity to see key African issues receive the necessary attention.   Given Africa’s vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, COP27’s timing allows Africa to take […]