The South African Renewables Initiative (SARi) has been established to support the rapid and ambitious scaling up of renewables in a manner that delivers economic, social and environmental benefits without incurring unacceptable domestic cost burdens.
SARi was launched as an International Partnership by the Government of the Republic of South Africa together with the Governments of Denmark, Germany, Norway and the UK, and the European Investment Bank on 7 December 2011 in Durban, during UNFCCC COP17.
Ministers Peters (South Africa), Solheim (Norway) , Davies (South Africa), High Commissioner Brewer (UK) and Ambassador Freitag (Germany), Minister Lidegaard (Denmark) and Vice President Brooks (European Investment Bank).
Find out more:
- Media Statement on the Launch of the SARi International Partnership. (pdf)
- Statement by South African President Jacob Zuma, December 3 2011
- Declaration of Intent signed by the partners, December 7th 2011 (pdf)
- Statements by South African Ministers and partners, December 7th 2011
- Partnering for Green Growth: launch document and summary (pdfs)