“South Africa has not sufficiently planned or implemented its energy transition plan”

South African Church launches class action for miners against coal

Very dependent on coal, South Africa created a surprise, during COP26 in Glasgow in 2021, by announcing a partnership with Germany, France, the United Kingdom and the United States to decarbonize its energy. This partnership for an energy transition was supposed to help the country reduce its consumption of this fuel. How can we explain then that the country is taking a diametrically opposite trajectory? Elements of response with Jesse Burton, South African expert, and senior associate of the E3G think tank, specializing in climate issues.