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Just Transition Away from Coal: A Conversation on Lessons from South Africa, Europe, and South Asia

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Transitioning away from coal — the world's most dominant and most carbon-intensive source of energy—is the most important step to ensuring a clean energy future. How countries manage the transition is critical. A just transition must put people and the environment at the centre of the process. South Africa is stepping up to the challenge of implementing a Just Transition framework with a first project on Komati, while in Europe and South Asia several countries have learned lessons from their transitions that can help other developing countries.

Speakers are listed below

00:00 Welcome! COP27 | Just Transition Away from Coal
02:46 Opening remarks
12:16 Introduction of the panel discussion
13:13 South Africa's Komati coal plant
17:41 The support from the European Commission
22:18 Repurposing mining lands and related assets
29:08 Social justice implementation and coal transition
34:15 Investments and infrastructure
36:08 South Africa, investment in infrastructure, public awareness
40:58 Lessons learned and takeaways
44:04 Closing remarks