COP26 and Africa
Posted on 29th October, 2021 in News
As COP 26 launches next week, it is increasingly important that Africa’s position and interests are recognised and acted on.
Both the Society’s Chairperson and Director have contributed to the debate on Africa’s position and role:
For the Brookings Institution, the RAS’s Chairperson Arunma Oteh has co-authored with Aloysius Uche Ordu and Jeanine Mabundu Lioko an important piece on Enlightened climate policy for Africa.
For The Conversation, our Director Nick Westcott has published a piece on Five climate change messages from the African continent, drawing on the recent conference that the RAS co-hosted with Africa Confidential and the International Crisis Group.
The Director will participate in the margins of COP in a debate UK-Africa Environment Partnerships at Edinburgh University on Saturday 6 November, and in the Adapt.Regenerate event at Strathclyde University, Glasgow on 8 November.
African Arguments Editor James Wan will also be reporting on the spot about the evolving debate and the activists’ take during the Summit.
So watch these spaces for updates from the front line.