The event will present and discuss evidence on how social inequalities shape climate action and implementation of the Paris Agreement in sub-Saharan Africa.

Five speakers from the universities of Ghana, Nairobi, and Cape Town, as well as representatives of the Africa Group of Negotiators to the UN Climate Negotiations, will present insights on how the inequalities in the current climate regime shape national responses at multi-scalar levels of climate governance:

  • Britta Rennkamp | African Climate and Development Initiative, University of Cape Town
  • Andrew Marquard | African Group of Negotiators and University of Cape Town
  • Emily Massawa | ARUA Centre of Excellence on Climate and Development, Kenya & Kenyan Delegation to the UN Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  • Moses Murithi | African Centre for Inequality Research – ACEIR Kenya, University of Nairobi
  • Adelina Mensah | ARUA Centre of Excellence on Climate and Development Ghana, University of Ghana
  • Alina Averchenkova | Grantham Institute of Climate Research, London School of Economics and Political Science

Event organiser:

  • Project on Transforming Social Inequalities through Inclusive Climate Action (TSITICA), University of Cape Town

This is a side event of the conference on Inequality, Work, and Nature: Strategic Dilemmas and Policy Resolution scheduled for 8 and 9 November in Cape Town, South Africa.