Dipak Patel

Head: Climate Finance and Innovation
Presidential Climate Commission
South Africa

Dipak joined the South African Presidential Climate Commission (PCC) in June 2021 as Head: Climate Finance and Innovation. He leads the team in its work in the areas of climate finance mapping, financing a just transition and developing a strategy for financing the pathway to a net-zero emissions target for 2050.During 2022 Dipak was a member of the Presidential Climate Finance Task Team, which was mandated by the President of South Africa to negotiate the terms of the Just Energy Transition Partnership financing package offered by the International Partners Group. He was also a member of the team that finalised the JET Investment Plan (JET-IP) which was approved by the South African Government. Dipak is a chemical engineer, and a qualified artisanal brewer, with a MSc in Development Economics (University of London) and an MBA (University of the Witwatersrand).

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