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Saliem Fakir, ECDPM Great Insights magazine, Volume 10, Issue 2

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In this podcast, ECDPM’s Hanne Knaepen speaks with Saliem Fakir, Executive Director of the African Climate Foundation about how Africa’s focus has shifted from dealing with the climate crisis to dealing with the repercussions of the COVID pandemic.

Furthermore, they talk about African perceptions of the EU Green Deal, the global adaptation finance gap and the complex economic conditions needed for green transition on the African continent.


Listen to the podcast:

About Saliem Fakir

Saliem Fakir is the Executive Director of the African Climate Foundation. Prior to establishing the ACF, Saliem served as the Head of the Policy & Futures Unit of WWF South Africa. Saliem has worked as a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Public Administration and Planning and an Associate Director for the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy at Stellenbosch University. Saliem has served on a number of Boards and is a prolific writer who contributes regularly to leading South African publications like Engineering News, Business Day and the Daily Maverick.

Twitter: @AfricanClimateF

This interview is published in Great Insights Volume 10, Issue 2

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