African Climate Finance Priorities for COP26

Image: Getty, Isaac Kasamani
Image: Getty, Isaac Kasamani

Dear Editors and Journalists,

SAIIA and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation will be hosting a media briefing to allow engagement with some of the members of our project team. The briefing will include a 20-minute question-and-answer session.

The climate finance landscape is rapidly evolving, with continuing calls by Africa and other developing regions for more ambitious action relating to both the quantity and quality of climate financing. Important decisions on these issues are likely to be taken at the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), convened from 31 October to 12 November 2021 in Glasgow.

Decisions at COP26 will have far reaching ramifications for African countries. It is imperative that both state and non-state African voices on these issues are presented to drive an agenda that is Africa-centric and which speaks to the unique challenges faced by the region.

In this context, SAIIA has partnered with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation to convene African stakeholders so that key climate finance messages for COP26 could be captured, debated and prioritised. The outcome of this process, along with a short video explainer, are available on the SAIIA website.


  • Alex Benkenstein, SAIIA
  • Olivia Rumble, Climate Legal  
  • Olufunso Somorin, African Development Bank

For more information email SAIIA Media Liaison Sphiwe Dlamini: or call +27 71 142 9179

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28 Oct 2021