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Vincent Obisie-Orlu

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Vincent Obisie-Orlu is a Natural Resource Governance Researcher at Good Governance Africa. His research focuses on ESG risks, natural resource governance of critical minerals, oil & gas, the energy transition, and advancing Africa's sustainable development.

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Is ESG just colonialism 2.0?

In a recent editorial for the Washington Examiner, African Energy Chamber Executive Chair NJ Ayuk labelled Environmental Social Governance (ESG) as "Colonialism 2.0”. Mr Ayuk argues that ESG criteria for financial investments are being weaponised to impose green energy on Africa at a moment when the continent needs to make use of its fossil fuels for the development of its economies. He argues that ESG prioritises the environment at the expense of food, energy security and poverty reduction in Africa. But is that really the case?

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COP27: Why it is in Africa’s best long-run interests to abandon fossil fuels
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Ross Harvey

COP27: Why it is in Africa’s best long-run interests to abandon fossil fuels

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Ultimately, the key to ameliorating the climate change problem lies in exploiting the opportunities involved in clean energy technologies. There is no silver bullet, but countries stuck in fossil fuel dependency need to break the cycle of rent and energy inefficiency.

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COP27: Why it is in Africa’s best long-run interests to abandon fossil fuels


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