Project Description

South Africa is the world’s 12th largest emitter of greenhouse gases, meaning the country has an important role to play in tackling climate change. But given its fiscal constraints, South Africa and other developing nations are looking to wealthy countries to assist in the decarbonisation of their economies, and to ensure the transition is just and protects fossil fuel workers.

As the COP26 climate conference gets underway, much focus will be on the climate finance pledges from high-income countries – which have so far failed in their commitments to mobilise US$100 billion a year for the Global South.

Join Alishia Seckam at the Business Day Dialogues for an online discussion with leading analysts Peter Attard Montalto, Grove Steyn and Lebogang Mulaisi, as they take us through what COP26 means for South Africa, the climate finance proposals on the table, and what can be done to ensure the economy and workforce emerges on a healthier trajectory.

Alishia Seckam

BDTV Anchor and TV Personality

Peter Attard Montalto

Head of Capital Markets Research


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Grove Steyn

Managing Director

Meridian Economics

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Lebogang Mulaisi

Labour Market Policy Coordinator


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