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What COP26 means for South Africa

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What happens at COP26 will have a direct and relatively fast impact on both the immediate and long-term outlook for economic growth, jobs and the industrialisation of the country. Photo: Supplied
What happens at COP26 will have a direct and relatively fast impact on both the immediate and long-term outlook for economic growth, jobs and the industrialisation of the country. Photo: Supplied

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However, a mixture of vested interests, ideology and politics has resulted in mixed messages about how to deal with the urgent problems that plague our energy sector, particularly as concerns decommissioning Eskom power stations.

In the context of South Africa’s immediate social and economic crises, some have argued that climate goals and leadership on these issues are less important than protecting jobs and industries, but the two are deeply linked.

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