Managing Director & Partner
Lucas Chaumontet is a member of the Energy leadership team, the global leader for Climate & Sustainability in Energy, and the Africa leader for Climate & Sustainability at Boston Consulting Group. His expertise includes global climate initiatives, national energy transition strategies, corporate climate and sustainability transformations, decarbonization, incubation of new low-carbon businesses, and capital project development.
Lucas is also a core member of the Industrial Goods, Public Sector, Operations, and Social Impact practices at the firm. He works primarily with clients in energy, natural resources, process industries, and infrastructure.
Lucas joined the Paris office of Boston Consulting Group in 2009, and has since worked across Europe, Asia, and Africa.
South Africa has an opportunity to grow its manufacturing sector into a global green hub that supports its socio-economic development.
Decarbonising the transport sector will require shifting to more efficient modes of transport and scaling up the uptake of net-zero vehicles by 2050.
The cost of inaction to climate change in South Africa is massive: at risk are 50% of export value, ~1m direct jobs and 15% of GDP if no actions are taken. There is a clear imperative to achieve net-zero emissions through a Just Transition by 2050.
Funding South Africa's Just Transition to net-zero will be a mammoth task, requiring coordinated efforts from stakeholders across the economy to unlock the ~ZAR 6 trillion required to fund needed infrastructure investments.
The Role of Gas in South Africa’s Path to Net-Zero analyses how gas can enable the integration of renewable energy at scale in the power sector and the phase-out of coal as a feedstock in the production of synthetic fuels (synfuels).
Climate change poses a significant threat to the continent. But as global decarbonization efforts intensify, Africa could emerge as a green powerhouse.
The decarbonisation of South Africa’s Agriculture, Forestry and Land Use (AFOLU) sector analysis aims to provide an understanding how driving a Just Transition towards a decarbonised, climate-resilient South African AFOLU sector will be vital to ensuring the availability of healthy and sustainable food supply.
The Decarbonising South Africa’s Petrochemicals and Chemicals Sector report confirms the petrochemicals and chemicals sector as a key contributor to South Africa’s energy security, and as a significant role-player in a decarbonised economy in the long-term.
South Africa’s mining sector is a key socio-economic contributor. To remain competitive globally, it will need to decarbonise, respond to shifting value pools, and adapt to local climate change impacts – while ensuring a Just Transition.
Despite African nations accounting for only 6% of global greenhouse gas emissions, they are still disproportionately exposed to the risks of climate change. This crisis provides Africa with the opportunity to accelerate climate action.
A Power Sector Decarbonisation Report by the National Business Initiative (NBI), Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) shows that it is possible for South Africa to decarbonise its economy, by around 2050, and looks at ways to ensure a just transition that is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable and which leaves no one behind.