Halfway to COP27 - Are Gov'ts (inc. SA) delivering on their climate promises?

In the wake of the recent KzN floods and the continued slow burning debate about South Africa’s just energy transition the 1st of June is a good day to assess how SA is delivering on its promises in respect of climate change as we are roughly half way to Cop 27, Africa’s Cop?
Egypt will host Cop27 in Sharm el-Sheikh in November. The talks will take place in the shadow of the war in Ukraine, as well as rising energy and food prices around the world, leaving rich countries grappling with a cost-of-living crisis and poor countries struggling with debt mountains.
Financial assistance for developing countries must be at the top of the agenda for UN climate talks this year, the host country, Egypt, has made clear, as governments will be required to follow through on promises made at the Cop26 summit last year.
Most of the world’s biggest economies, and biggest emitters of greenhouse gases, have yet to fulfil the pledges they made at Glasgow last November to strengthen their targets on emissions cuts. Work to turn the pledges of climate finance from rich countries into projects on the ground helping poor countries has also been slow.
But how is South Africa doing?

Let’s welcome our panel to find out: Justine Sweet, from Herbert Smith Freehills
Olivia Rumble, director at Climate Legal; & Andrew Gilder, also a director at Climate Legal