Neyen supported the African Development Bank by leading an initiative to incorporate just transition alongside climate change and green growth in its strategies and operations. This effort focused on developing its just transition framework in the region.
The client aimed to further integrate just transition, which it considers a crucial aspect of its broader sustainable development agenda, into its strategies and operations.
Neyen delivered a series of discussion papers that delved into various aspects of just transition as they related to Africa, including theory, financing, and implementation. This was followed by a series of roundtable meetings engaging key stakeholders from the region. We then went on to elaborating a technical report detailing a just transition in Africa. This culminated in the delivery of a just transition framework to guide the bank in identifying investments that advance just transition.
The initiative laid the foundations for just transition understanding in the bank towards implementation throughout the region where they operate. Building the bank’s capacity to align its strategy and operations with a just transition should lead to greater change, especially given their influence in the region.