An African perspective on

international climate finance


  • 18 billion USD

cost per year by 2030 for Africa


  • 3.3 billion USD

approved by climate funds for SSA for 2003-2016


  • 45 billion USD

per year in Sub-Saharan Africa

The multi-billion dollar world of international climate finance is incredibly dynamic and complex, and for those who urgently need access to new sources of finance to cope with the challenge of runaway climate change, it is also a very obscure and challenging world to navigate.

Based in Africa, the African Climate Finance Hub has years of experience and expertise in finance and law, as well as governance related to sustainable development and climate finance and has an established track record of working in both Anglophone and Francophone Africa.

Our mission is to enhance equity and efficiency and strengthen governance along the whole climate finance value chain – from the global to the local level. We aim to inform and influence the development of best practice through targeted interdisciplinary research and strategic analysis. We place particular emphasis on facilitating consensus-building dialogue, and on knowledge-sharing as well as creating peer-to-peer learning platforms. Collaborative partnerships are a core feature of the way we work.


Understanding climate finance readiness needs in Tanzania

Financing Low-Carbon Energy For Low-Income Housing: The Case of SASSA’s Low Pressure Solar Water Heater Clean Development Mechanism Programme, South Africa