The presidential climate commission is to recommend that SA adopt more ambitious emissions reduction targets than the government has proposed, which would entail changes to the country’s energy plan and a quicker phase-out of coal-fired power.

The commission was established in September last year to co-ordinate the country’s transition to a low-carbon economy and build consensus among social partners for a “just transition”. It is chaired by President Cyril Ramaphosa with former cabinet minister Valli Moosa as his deputy...

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