Climate Politics

"Climate Politics," a series of essays by experts and activists focused on climate justice, tax justice and extractives in African spaces, is part of our larger effort aimed at decolonizing and shifting public narratives around the climate crisis. The series is edited by economist Grieve Chelwa, one of our contributing editors. It is generously funded by the Africa Regional Office of Open Society Foundations.

Communities that live and work in African woodlands must become central to conservation efforts.

How an environmental catastrophe catalyzed major anti-government mobilizations in Mauritius.

Africa should demand a politics where carbon removal targets and techniques are set by community decisions rather than by market forces.

In this, the first of a series of posts, we critically look at the implications of climate policy in the most powerful Western country for Africans.