Climate Politricks

"Climate Politricks," our series on climate justice, tax justice and extractives in African spaces. Edited by Grieve Chelwa and generously funded by the Africa Regional Office of OSF.

As countries expand investment in decentralized renewable energy, its worth keeping an eye on who's profiting.

Can we move from temporary shame about our endless consumption of unethically sourced jewels and smartphones to concrete action?

One corporation's tax tussle with Tanzania holds many lessons for African countries that continue to struggle with the inequitable share of proceeds from their extractive sectors.

The shadowy world of bilateral investment treaties urgently needs African alternatives, especially if we want to combat climate change.

Legal cases against foreign multinationals in the Central African Copperbelt seek justice for decades of pollution. But activists should also investigate the historical legacies of colonial mining companies.

Angolan political authorities are not particularly interested in justice or tackling corruption. It is more about settling scores.

We can only end hunger when people have control over what they eat and how that food is produced.

Any talk about green transition and sustainability must not become a shiny façade for neocolonial schemes of plunder and domination—a view from North Africa.

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.