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Nnimmo Bassey is director of the ecological think-tank, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) and a member of the steering committee of Oilwatch International. He has received numerous awards in recognition of his environmental activism and has authored books on the environment, architecture and poetry.

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Nnimmo Bassey

Not an African COP

Countries that have been on the receiving end of climate change have to carefully examine the narratives driving the conversations and negotiations at the Conference of Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This is important because for years the debates have regressed from demanding real actions to defending lifestyles and dominant geopolitical power positions. Although the COP is presented as a democratic space it has always been clear that it is actually a space for imperial and indeed colonial domination.

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Waving off Climate Action in the Heatwaves
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Nnimmo Bassey

Waving off Climate Action in the Heatwaves

Climate Change

Climate change is a result of human activities with reference to production, movement, and consumption of goods. A whole lot of these goods are products of transformation of natural resources, not to meet the basic needs of humans but to aid the drive for dispossession, accumulation, power, and despoliation. Climate change is the outcome of fractured socioeconomic systems. If this is accepted, it should be expected that it is within human capacity to act in ways that would stem the tide, mitigate the impacts, and build resilience. Rather than do this, we are seeing a rise of arguments claiming that market forces can solve the climate polycrisis. Market environmentalism cannot solve problems created by the failure of markets.

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Waving off Climate Action in the Heatwaves


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