Africa-Europe Dialogue on African Climate Finance Priorities for COP26

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Image: Getty, AaronP/Bauer-Griffin

SAIIA and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation invite you to a webinar on Africa-Europe Dialogue on African Climate Finance Priorities for COP26

Climate change represents one of the most urgent and encompassing challenges facing humanity. Transitioning to a climate-resilient world will require investments in mitigation and adaptation at significant scale. The challenge of climate change is particularly acute in Africa, where intersecting social and economic challenges contribute to heightened climate vulnerability.

In June 2021, SAIIA, in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, convened a diverse set of African climate finance stakeholders to debate and prioritise key messages from the region for the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

This workshop provides an opportunity for an exchange of views between African and European climate stakeholders, supporting greater awareness of African climate finance priorities, allowing an opportunity to explore how these may converge with European priorities, and driving ambitious climate action through COP26 and subsequent multilateral climate diplomacy.

Welcome: Anja Berretta, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

Moderator: Alex Benkenstein, SAIIA


  • Olufunso Somorin, African Development Bank 
  • Stefano Signore, European Commission
  • Olivia Rumble, Climate Legal
  • Jonathan First, GFA Climate & Infrastructure

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25 Oct 2021