GUEST FEATURE: My experience as a young negotiator for Nigeria

by Chinwe Oluwatoyin Adindu This is a guest feature by Chinwe Oluwatoyin Adindu, a young negotiator from the Climate Youth Negotiators Programme under the Youth Negotiators Academy. Chinwe (left) with colleagues at the SB58 Plenary session in Bonn, 2023 Introduction How do you explain trying to catch up defending environmental injustice in a world where...

Insights from the 8th Just Transition Platform Conference

The 8th Just Transition Platform Conference was a forum for policy experts, academics and practitioners to come together and share views, experiences and perspectives on the ongoing transition. On its last day, the Conference focused on marginalised perspectives on the just transition, as well as on the role of universities and the challenges of communicating clear action points about the transition process. The questions of who is taking advantage of the transition and who is the most impacted, as well as who is underrepresented in the labour market and in decision making, are key to ensure that the transition will be truly just.

Africa Climate Summit: Nairobi, September 2023

As I reflect on this experience, I'm encouraged to see Africa growing its participation in climate discussions. During my one-week experience at the Africa Climate Summit and Africa Climate Week, I had the privilege of networking and  also attending incredible side events focused on climate adaptation, climate finance, and carbon markets to be specific. For example, I attended an event hosted by the African Union Commission on leveraging the potential of voluntary carbon credits for sustainable financing and the vast potential that the continent can leverage to enhance its resilience. I further did interviews with various correspondents giving my insights and shedding light on critical discussions.

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