UCT would like to invite you to another symposium that may be of interest. ERC, along with TIPS, IDDRI and Climate Strategies is pleased to invite you to a symposium on a just coal transition for South Africa, to be held in *Cape Town on 27th February 2019. *
The agenda is still being finalised but we will be hosting researchers, policy makers and government, union members, and industry from major coal countries— *China, India, South Africa, Indonesia, Germany, Poland, the United Kingdom, and Australia*—to share experiences of coal transitions globally. The agenda will cover the following themes:
· What can South Africa learn from historical and current coal transitions?
· How should the country position itself to optimize its existing assets while developing an economic trajectory that minimises poverty and inequality and protects livelihoods and coal communities?
· What lessons can be learned from global experiences with managing coal transitions? What policies can be used to promote a just transition through ensuring decent work and building inclusive and resilient economies? How have other coal regions implemented worker transition schemes and regional diversification strategies?
Please save the date, a fuller agenda and details of speakers will follow shortly. Please also circulate the invite amongst your networks.