Pambazuka News’ latest edition, explores issues of equity and justice for Africa in the run-up to the Durban climate conference. There are a range of excellent articles covering all of the key issues in the negotiations and their connection to Africa and the demands of climate justice movements.

Hewa Nzuri’s article, ‘Climate change, the science and climate justice: Defining issues of the century‘, is one stand-out that begins by situating how important confronting the climate crisis is to Africa.

Africa is the most threatened continent when it comes to climate change. At risk are the lives and livelihoods of at least one billion people.

The challenge is two-fold: To prevent what Lumumba Stanislaus Di-Aping, the ambassador of Sudan and the former G77 chair of the climate negotiations, referred to as the incineration of Africa from climate change and to ensure that the continent’s responses to climate change, including the climate negotiations, result in an outcome that is fair, just and sustainable.

Read the whole thing.

 

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