Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) /National Economic Development & Labour Council (NEDLAC)

The PCC is developing a set of recommendations to government regarding critical decisions that need to be made to accelerate decarbonisation in energy systems and grow jobs in new low-carbon energy industries, in ways that promote a socially just transition. The collective purpose of this programme is to build consensus between the social partners involved in the energy transition around the key decisions that need to be made to accelerate decarbonisation in the energy sector.

To support this process, the PCC is developing a commissioner view of the generation and system mix and governance of power in South Africa, in support of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) update process. The 2019 IRP sets out a power mix and pathway to 2030 comprising an emissions constraint on the electricity sector of 275 MT, some additional renewable energy, and decommissioning of older coal fired power stations could lower this.

OneWorld has been commissioned to support the delivery of the Energy Dialogues, under the auspices of the PCC. The Dialogues aimed to bring together decision makers to discuss the pertinent energy policy and governance issues and build consensus between the social partners involved in the energy transition around these key decisions, namely civil society, industry, labour and government (local and national. The dialogues randwill run in parallel to technical work that has been commissioned by the PCC to develop a set of decarbonisation pathways for the energy sector focusing on electricity, petroleum and transport sectors over the short, medium and long term, amongst others. The final report should be handed over to the President in the first quarter of 2023.

OneWorld organised and facilitated a the series of Just Energy Transition Investment Plan and energy planning dialogues conducted by the PCC. Between February and April 2023, 12 information-sharing sessions and formal consultations were held with 7 sectors: Youth, Industry and Business, Organised Labour, Civil Society, Local Government, Faith-Based Community, and National government. An integrated community consultations with Limpopo Communities was also held. This was followed by the final Multi-stakeholder National Colloquium on Electricity Recommendations, held on the 14 April 2023.

Project Data

Funder/Client

Presidential Climate Commission (PCC)

Region

South Africa

Period

October 2022 – April 2023
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