Several academics have criticised the framework that is being developed to guide SA’s transition from a high-carbon to a low-carbon economy for being unrealistic since it ignored many of the institutional and structural challenges facing the country.

A group of academics from the Academy of Science of SA (ASSAf) also expressed concern that the just transition framework, which is being developed by the Presidential Climate Commission, would be a victim of the same fate as other developmental plans for SA such as the National Development Plan and get stuck in the planning phase without ever being fully implemented...

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