Professor Chukwumerije Okereke

Professor of Global Environmental and Climate Governance

Professor Chukwumerije Okereke is a globally recognized leading scholar on climate governance and international development with expertise in climate justice, national green growth transition in Africa, climate adaptation, business climate strategies, environmental policy, advising governments, corporates and international institutions (e.g. UN, African Union).

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Featured Project

This UK Research Council funded Network project undertook critical foundational research activity to guide UK Government’s future funding on governing green economy in Africa. The project also aims to explore how African governments, the civil society, and international development partners can work together to create equitable paths to green economy sustainable transformation in Africa in the face of climate change and other environmental challenges. The three case study countries were Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Kenya. The full report of the project which combines findings on the inventory of green...

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Lima Makes It Clear – Rich Nations Must Cough Up for Past Carbon Pollution

Two weeks of international climate negotiations in Lima, Peru, are over, with an agreement pulled out of the bag at the eleventh hour.

While Lima has been seen by many as a mere curtain-raiser to talks in Paris in a year’s time, when a new deal needs...

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Examples of green growth in Africa
- Prof. Chukwumerije Okereke

Institutions hinder Africa’s green growth agenda
- Prof. Mebratu and Dr Cooper

Africa must not give up on green growth
- Prof. Chukwumerije Okereke