The Urban Movement Incubator (UMI) project brings together three South African social movements from different urban locales, supported by two service NGOs to reconstruct and implement a campaign that realises widespread installation and operation of community-led socially owned renewable energy solutions.It represents new ground in locating advocacy for a Just Transition within social movements.
A Just Transition is a means of securing the future and livelihoods of workers and their communities in the transition to a low carbon economy. The goal is to strengthen and enable social movements in South Africa to engage all tiers of government towards realising renewable energy community solutions that can be implemented at scale. This engagement will bolster the demand for local government to develop and implement policies, instruments and delivery modalities that enable renewable energy delivery to communities they represent.
The project seeks to nurture and support champions within partner movements to engage effectively with local governments and other races towards a Just Transition which promotes renewable energy solutions.” _Kershni