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Reality check: COP or Cop-out?

10 Dec 2023

While Africa, under colonialism, has born the brunt of extractivism and natural resource exploitation, the continent is again confronting the brutality of climate colonialism. Under the shadow of this climate colonialism and continued extractivism, how is the reality of fossil fuels phase out and just transition shaping the destiny of women, Indigenous Peoples, youth and local communities? And what are the direct impacts?

Join us at a press conference hosted by Global Forest Coalition, Oil Change International/ Africa and Health of Mother Earth Foundation as we expose the reality of climate colonialism in Africa.

When: Monday 11 December, 12:00-12:30 (Dubai, GMT+4)

Where: Press Room 2, Zone B6, Building 77, and via live webcast here


  • Nnimmo Bassey, Director of Health of Mother Earth Foundation, Chair of Oilwatch Africa
  • Thuli Makama, Director of Oil Change International/Africa, member of Oilwatch Africa steering committee member
  • Erica Njuguna, Member of Alliance of non-governmental radical youth (ANGRY)
  • Souparna Lahiri, Global Forest Coalition, moderator

Contact us

Chithira Vijayakumar +91 96339 90688,

Ismail Wolff +33 78885 2859,