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Mandy Rambharos

Commissioner, Presidential Climate Commission, South Africa; VP: Global Climate Cooperation, Environmental Defense Fund. Former General Manager: Just Energy Transition, Eskom Holdings
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A scientist by training, Ms. Mandy Rambharos joined recently the Environmental Defense Fund after decades at Eskom Holdings where she served as the General Manager of Just Energy Transition. In that role, she led the development of Eskom’s strategy to transition from a coal-dominated utility to a renewables company. She is a former negotiator for South Africa at the United Nations climate talks, and chaired negotiations on carbon markets.Read more

A scientist by training, Ms. Mandy Rambharos joined recently the Environmental Defense Fund after decades at Eskom Holdings where she served as the General Manager of Just Energy Transition. In that role, she led the development of Eskom’s strategy to transition from a coal-dominated utility to a renewables company. She is a former negotiator for South Africa at the United Nations climate talks, and chaired negotiations on carbon markets. She was instrumental to the Just Energy Transition Partnership agreed at COP26 in Glasgow between South Africa and Germany, France, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union.  Ms. Rambharos is an expert on the energy industry, just transition, mitigation, adaptation, carbon markets, and global climate negotiations. She has served on South Africa’s Presidential Climate Commission.

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