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European Green Deal

Exploring South African 'Green Leadership' in the Context of the European Green Deal

Romy Chevallier and Alex Benkenstein, South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)

Check out the next paper in our series of publications on the external dimension of the European Green Deal, jointly launched by KAS-MDPD, DIE and FIIA .

Given its profile within Africa and its geopolitical weight as a G20-member, South Africa can be an important partner for the EU’s Green Deal. The country has launched some key green initiatives, such as Africa’s first carbon tax. But challenges remain, with South Africa’s economy dependent on coal. So, the question is: can the EU and South Africa join forces to become global green leaders?


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