Speeches and Presentations

Speeches and Presentations


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

Africa’s scholarship on green growth is weak
- Dr. Cooper

Africa can provide global leadership on green growth
- Prof. Kenneth

Africa is ready for Green Growth
- Hon Sam Onuigbo

Investment and incentives needed to unlock green growth in Africa
- Prof. Kenneth

Green growth requires long term thinking
- Prof. Chukwumerije Okereke

Environmental Justice 2017 Conference - Keynote Conversation 4:
- Prof. Chukwumerije Okereke

Climate Justice After Paris conference: Youba Sokona Keynote
- Prof. Chukwumerije Okereke

Dr Chuks Okereke Seminar on Climate Justice
- Prof. Chukwumerije Okereke

Chuks Okereke presents Homegrown development in Africa
- Prof. Chukwumerije Okereke

Invited Talks and Keynote Speeches

Invited Keynote Speaker,
‘Global Climate Governance: from Kyoto to Paris’, Senior Programme of Ecological Civilisation and Sustainability for Hainan Government Officers (SPECS),
Invited Keynote Speaker
‘How to write a good PhD thesis in record time’, Postgraduate Conference, School of Business, Brunel University, Uxbridge
Invited Panelist
Climate Justice After Paris’ Organised by the Common Ground Students Society, University of Oxford,
Invited Keynote Speaker
Environmental Justice and the Green Economy, a post-colonial Perspective’, International Workshop on Postcolonial Environmental Governance, Cambridge University, UK
Invited Panellist
Africa in 2017: Prospects and Forecasts,’ Organised by the Royal African Society, School of Oriental and African Studies
Invited Panellist
, ‘How can Africa’s transition to a low carbon future and implications for development?’, African Development Forum, School of Oriental and African Studies
Invited Keynote Speaker
‘Catalysing Economic Development in Africa thorough Private Sector Investment’, Environmental Justice and the Green Economy’, International Workshop on Sustainable Economy Development in Africa,
Invited Keynote Speaker
, ‘Environmental Justice and the Green Economy’, International Workshop from Sustainable Development to Green Capitalism: Milestone in the Marketization of Nature, SALLE BADIANE – AGROPOLIS INTERNATIONAL Montpellier (France)
Panelist
‘Africa’s journey in the UNFCCC negotiations: key findings’, COP21 Side Event Organized by the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC), African Pavilion,
Panelist
Seizing Opportunity for Africa: Prioritizing Water in the New Climate Financing Mechanisms’, COP21 Side Event Organized by the African Union and African Development Bank
Invited Panelist
Africas Responses to Climate Change: Policies to Manage Threat and Create Opportunity’, Chatham House Africa Programme
Invited Keynote Speaker
An evaluation of the performance of Article 2 of the UNFCCC with regards to Africa’, Fifth Conference on Climate and Development in Africa (CCDA-V) Revisiting Article 2 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Africa, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Invited Panelist
Building a more climate resilient society – nailing down the adaptation ask for Africa in the Paris Agreement’, in “Shaping an ambitious, sustainable, equitable and legally binding climate agreement: what is at stake for Africa”, a consultative workshop organised by World Resource Institute, US and Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Victoria Falls, ZIMBABWE
Invited Panelist
AWhy don’t we study inequality in international relations? And what we should do about it’, roundtable presentation British International Studies Association Annual Conference,
Invited Discussant
Panel on Green Africa: Environmental politics and transformations in governance panel’ at British International Studies Association Annual Conference, London,
Panelist
Mapping and making climate justice within the UN system’, 2015 ACUNS, Annual Meeting: The UN at 70 – Guaranteeing Security and Justice
Invited Speaker
Climate Justice in the Paris Climate Agreement’, Paris-Oxford Dialogue on Climate Justice, Merton College, University of Oxford, June 03, 2015
Invited keynote Speaker
University Teaching and Research, Challenges in Developing Excellence in Nigeria, Obudu Cattle Ranch, Calabar Nigeria
Invited keynote Speaker
Promoting Quality Research through Manpower Development in Nigerian Universities, Abuja, Nigeria,
Invited Keynote Speaker
Climate Change and Energy Access in Nigerian Cities, in the 5th Lagos Climate Conference, Victoria Island, Lagos,
Invited Keynote Speaker
The New Africa, Climate Change and UK Universities’ Engagement, University of Reading International and External Engagement,
Invited keynote Speaker
Challenges with the Governance of Low carbon Development in Africa, Consultative Expert Group Meeting on Climate and Development,
Invited Guest Speaker
Climate Policy and Business Carbon Strategies: the Role of Power, Politics and Profit, Edinburgh Business School, University of Edinburgh
Invited Guest Speaker
Low Carbon Development and Climate Strategies: Opportunities and Challenges for Africa. African Utopia, SouthBank Centre, QEH, London
Invited Guest Speaker
Environment and Development: Complementary or Contradictory?” on the series “Debating Development” organized by Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB),
Invited Keynote Speaker
, International justice and global environmental governance, Duke University Series on Conceptualizing Global Environmental and Economic Justice series,
Invited Guest Speaker
Moral Foundations for North-South Environmental Justice, Royal Institute of Philosophy,
Invited Guest Lecturer
Climate justice and international development’, at the Global Governance School, organized by German Development Institute (DIE) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ),
Invited Guest Lecturer
the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Summer School in Environmental Politics for PhD students
Invited Keynote Speaker
Climate Strategies and Low carbon Development in South Africa, South East African Climate Consortium (SEACC), Rhodes University
Invited Guest Speaker
What were the main pitfalls of Kyoto?, on Life After Kyoto: 'Old Habits Die Hard' series organized by Weidenfeld Scholars Institute for Strategic Dialogue, Oxford

Selected Panels Convened In Professional Conferences

  • Conference Chair, 3rd Global Climate Policy Conference (GCPC) ‘Implementing the Paris Agreement. New Research Solutions for Developing Countries’ (13 & 14th of July 2016, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania). Organized by Climate Strategies, the Uongozi Institute, Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Stanley Foundation.
  • Convenor, ‘Politics of Inequality and Low Carbon Development’, Development Studies Association, (DSA), University of Oxford, 12-14 September, 2016.
  • Organiser (with Prof. Catriona Mackinnon), ‘Climate Justice after Paris Conference’, (Event to mark the launch of the Levherhulme DSP attended by 35 experts from across the world), University of Reading, 28-29 January, 2016
  • Convenor, “Symposium on Energy, Climate Change and Environment, Nigeria and International Dimensions, University Benin Nigeria and University of Reading, September 23-26, 2012
  • Co-convenor with Tim Ehersham,“International Political Economy and Climate Justice”, International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Conference, San Diego, 2012
  • Co-convenor with Tim Ehersham, “Climate Change and Distributive Justice”, International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Conference, San Diego, 2012
  • Convenor with Adam Bumpus and UKERC, Governing Energy and Climate Transformation, University of Oxford, September, 2011
  • Co-convenor, “Waste Management Approaches for Developing Country Governments” Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford, June, 2009
  • Co-convenor with James Tansey, “Strategic Opportunities of the Low Carbon Economy: Innovation, Capital & Carbon” Saunders School of Business, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 1-2, 2011.
  • Co-convenor with B. Banerjee, “Exploring Innovative Approaches to Climate Governance” – European Group of Organisational Studies (EGOS) conference, Barcelona, 2009
  • Convenor, “The Governance of Climate Change”, British International Studies Association (BISA) Annual Conference, Exeter, December 2008
  • Co-convenor with B. Wittneben, “Climate Change: Challenging Business, Transforming Politics” – European Group of Organisational Studies (EGOS) conference, Amsterdam, 2008
  • Co-convenor with John Vogler, “The Governance of Climate Change”, British International Studies Association (BISA) Annual Conference, Cambridge, UK 2007