Source: Le Figaro, 2021

The agreement, which is accompanied by a technical assistance component, should in particular relate to the transformation of the electricity system, which is now highly dependent on coal, “To help the country achieve the ambitious emissions targets” that Johannesburg entered before the COP in its new “National contribution” , the instrument of engagement of countries within the framework of the Paris Agreement.

“Climate change is an existential threat to all and South Africa is committed to playing its part in reducing global emissions. This partnership is a turning point (…) proof that we can take ambitious measures for the climate while increasing our energy security, creating jobs and taking advantage of investment opportunities, with the support of developed countries ”, welcomed the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in a statement released by the South African Presidency.