Welcome to “On What Matters,” a conversation series between our executive vice president Hilary Pennington and social justice leaders on the frontlines of change.

This episode features Saliem Fakir, the founder and executive director of the African Climate Foundation, the first grantmaking foundation in Africa focused on furthering solutions for sustainable climate development.

In this episode, Hilary and Saliem discuss the urgent need to address climate change and how South Africa’s promising Just Energy Transition Partnership, which aims to shift the country from coal to renewable power, may offer lessons on what it will take for South Africa—and the rest of the world—to successfully make a just energy transition.

Learn more about ACF at: https://africanclimatefoundation.org/

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