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Date and Location

April 23, 2024
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM ET
L-382 Kahn


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​Majority of the proposed solutions for climate finance for Africa has been rooted in the quest for climate justice. The climate justice argument considers that since wealthier countries are responsible for global pollution, they owe a moral duty to provide the continent with funds that are required to sort out the problem.  These “climate justice backed funding” as I have termed them, should come in the form of reparations to Africa. Whilst not dismissing the nexus between the pursuit of climate justice and climate finance, this study group session argues that climate justice backed funding should be less prioritised as they have not yielded much results and are becoming rather distracting. It proposes instead that other financing options that do not rely heavily on the mea culpa or the benevolence of rich countries of the global north should be given at least an equal, if not more attention, if Africa is to make progress. 

This in-person study group / discussion is open only to HUID holders. Registration is not necessary.
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Speakers and Presenters

​George Nwangwu
M-RCBG Senior Fellow