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Online Launch of the NBI Just Transitions Pathways Project
Tuesday, 28 July 2020 09:00 to 11:00
Countries globally are facing the unprecedented challenge of stimulating their economies in the short and medium-term in response to COVID-19 and climate change in the long-term. Climate change and its impacts, is a significant threat to South Africa’s economy. It is crucial that we ensure our economy is competitive and sustainable in the long-term. This is especially true for South Africa where it is possible that a key element of any post COVID-19 economic stimulus is green stimulus. Increasingly finance conditionalities require addressing climate risk and economic transition.
It is essential that the South African business community can lead in directing how we should transition our economy to one that, in 2050, is low-carbon and competitive. This requires us making critical decisions now.
The National Business Initiative (NBI), in partnership with Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) and the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is leading work that will support sectors and companies to develop long-term low-carbon pathways and identify ways to finance and implement them.
The project has 2 key objectives:
- Expediting a Green Stimulus strategy as part of South Africa’s COVID-19 response; and
- Developing an ambitious, fact-based, and unified business view ahead of COP26 on what a ‘Just Transition’ could look like for South Africa.
Please join leading South African CEOs including Andre de Ruyter of Eskom, Fleetwood Grobler of Sasol, Cas Coovadia of BUSA and Joanne Yawitch of the NBI as we launch the NBI Just Transition Pathways project. We will provide detail on our project and explain opportunities for you and your CEOs to get involved.
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- Tuesday, 28 July 2020
- 09:00 to 11:00
- Event Category:
- Environmental Sustainability
- Via Zoom
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