Areas of expertise:
Energy industry, just transition, carbon markets, and global climate negotiations.
Mandy leads EDF's work to promote more ambitious and effective global climate action under the Paris Agreement by directing multilateral engagement, including at the United Nations and its agencies, as well as the G20 and G7. She also leads EDF’s strategy to promote well-designed carbon pricing and markets that support the transformation toward a low-emissions future, while improving the well-being of marginalized communities.
Prior to joining EDF, Mandy worked for two decades at Africa’s largest electric utility, Eskom Holdings, having most recently led its wide-ranging strategy to transition the South African electricity sector from coal to renewables.
As General Manager for Just Energy Transition at Eskom, she led the development of the utility's strategy to transition from a coal-dominated utility to a renewables company. Eskom’s Just Energy Transition plan was recently awarded $500 million in financing from the Climate Investment Funds' Accelerating Coal Transition Program. Rambharos is a former negotiator for South Africa at the United Nations climate talks, and chaired negotiations on carbon markets. She was instrumental to the Just Energy Transition Partnership agreed at COP26 in Glasgow between South Africa and Germany, France, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union.
She has also served on South Africa’s Presidential Climate Commission.
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