Solving adaptation is solving vulnerability

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.

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    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.

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    This podcast appears in the climate edition of ECDPM's Great Insights magazine – check out the full issue or the other articles and multimedia below.

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    COP26 and beyond: It's choice, not chance – Volume 10, Issue 2, 2021
    In this climate issue of Great Insights, we gather ideas on how the earth can take a fresh breath and have frank discussions on what blocks progress towards a greener, more sustainable and resilient future.
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