A JUST ENERGY TRANSITION ('JET')
We aim to alleviate poverty, inequality and unemployment through our Just Energy Transition Programme
THE NEPOWORX JUST ENERGY TRANSITION SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Nepoworx's mission is centered around assisting communities in forming part of the Just Energy Transition road map currently unfolding in South Africa. We are currently achieving this through targeted skills development training interventions coupled with entrepreneurship and placement services.
WHY PARTNER WITH US
Address scarce and critical skills and job creation:
Contribute towards addressing skills gap challenges and specifically “Hard to Fill Vacancies” in the green economy.
Increase the share of young people, women and black people participating in the green economy.
The programme ensures that Small and Medium Business Enterprises start and run their own successful businesses in the renewable energy sector.
Climate Change and contribution to the Green Energy Agenda:
The green skills developed will contribute towards the implementation of the renewable energy targets under the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP).
WHAT IS A JUST ENERGY TRANSITION ("JET")
A just energy transition (JET) is a transition away from our current energy system to one that considers sustainability, environmental impact, climate change, human health, economics, employment, poverty and social equity. The ‘just’ element focuses on looking after people in the fossil fuel value chain. In the case of South Africa, this includes workers in the coal plants, coal miners, coal truckers, coal towns and the coal-based economy. The principle of ‘just’ is the transitioning of these workers to other forms of employment not reliant on fossil fuels.
WHAT ARE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL'S (SDG'S) AND NEPOWORX'S ALIGNMENT?
Sustainable Development Goals or Global Goals
are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all". The SDGs were set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and are intended to be achieved by the year 2030.
Nepoworx is aligned with the following five sustainable development goals (SDGs):
SDG 1- No poverty,
SDG 4- Quality education,
SDG 5- Gender Equality,
SDG7- Affordable and clean energy,
SDG 8- Decent work and economic growth.
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL'S
JUST ENERGY TRANSITION