Climate Change

Financing Clean technologies – 4 October 2018

*This seminar may be attended via video conference in Pretoria, Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal. Details are indicated below. **Kindly note that seminars can now be accessed via the Vidyo link: hsrc-vc.tenet.ac.za/flex.html?roomdirect.html&key=GGKGXLnInSbnn5Mspk7JfF1qu8 <protect-za.mimecast.com/s/vQqAB6SX15zaTl> **Please advise the administrator below if you are intending to link via Vidyo*
*HSRC BRICS Seminar Series*
* Financing Clean technologies *
*Date: 4 October 2018*
*Time: 09:**30** – 14:**0**0*
*Venues in Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town **(See below for videoconferencing facilities) *
The BRICS countries, in their development of sustainable economies, have equally been influenced by global dialogues and processes towards more equitable growth. Perhaps the most critical element in determining the transition of BRICS will be the transformation of their energy systems, while considering economic growth, environmental degradation and social considerations. The BRICS have traditionally relied on fossil fuels including coal, natural gas and oil for the generation of electricity; however, in recent times, the expansion of the renewable energy has become an important issue for the BRICS coalition. A significant barrier to the pursuit of a diverse energy mix aligned to climate policies consisting of nuclear, shale gas, coal and renewable energies is the availability of sustained financial flows. A lack of potential financing may be owing to difficulties in economic feasibility of certain energy projects. In cases where a business case is present, the absence of enabling government policies may also deter investors. From a private sector perspective, the capacity to package certain energy projects into dynamic business models is also a challenge. The focus of this research will be to investigate and evaluate these two critical points of uncertainties and the strategies that could be implemented to facilitate enhanced investment into diverse energy mixes and offer recommendations on this to policy makers across the BRICS countries.

*09:30 to 10:00 – Tea*

*SESSION 1| 10:00 – 11:45 | BARRIERS AND CHALLENGES TO FINANCING OF CLEAN ENERGY*

Chairperson: Dr Jaya Josie

1. Mr Kamleshan Pillay (UKZN, South Africa) – Presenter
1. Discussant – Ms Xiochen Hou (Fudan University – China) – (WeChat)
1. Discussant – Prof Rathin Roy (National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, India) – Skype
1. Discussant – Mr Cyril Prinsloo (SAIIA), South Africa
1. Discussion

*11:45 to 12:15 – Tea Intermission*

*SESSION 2| 12:15 TO 14:00 – INSTRUMENT, MECHANISMS AND MODALITIES FOR ENERGY FINANCING IN BRICS*

Chairperson: Dr Jaya Josie

1. Mr Kamleshan Pillay (UKZN, South Africa) – Presenter
1. Discussant: Dr Sergey Karataev (Russian Institute for Strategic Studies) – Skype
1. Discussant: Dr Ivan Tiago Oliveira (IPEA, Brazil) – Skype
1. Discussant – Mr Franck Naidoo, South Africa
1. Discussions
*The HSRC seminar series is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST). The views and opinions expressed therein as well as findings and statements of the seminar series do not necessarily represent the views of the DST.*
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*Kindly RSVP by 3 **Octo**ber 2018*
*Pretoria* : HSRC Video Conference, 1st floor HSRC Library Human Sciences Research Council, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria <maps.google.com/?q=134+Pretorius+Street,+Pretoria&entry=gmail&source=g>. *Arlene Grossberg*, Tel: (012) 302 2811, e-mail: acgrossberg@hsrc.ac.za
*Cape Town* : HSRC, Merchant House 116-118 Buitengracht Street Cape Town, Cape Town <maps.google.com/?q=116-118+Buitengracht+Street+Cape+Town,+Cape+Town&entry=gmail&source=g>. Contact: *Carmen Erasmus*, Tel (021) 4667827, Fax (021) 461 0299, or cerasmus@hsrc.ac.za
*Durban* : The Atrium, 5th Floor, 430 Peter Mokaba Ridge, Berea, 4001 , Contact *Ridhwaan Khan*, Tel (031) 242 5400, cell: 083 788 2786 or RKhan@hsrc.ac.za , or Wiseman Mbambo, e-mail:<wmbambo@hsrc.ac.za

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