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Reality check on Fossil Fuels phase out & Just Transition: impacts on land, forests and communities

11 Dec 2023

While Africa, under colonialism, bore the brunt of extractivism and transfer of natural resources, the continent is again confronting the brutality of climate colonialism. Under the shadow of this climate colonialism and continued extractivism, how does the reality of fossil fuels phase out and just transition is shaping and will shape the destiny of women, Indigenous Peoples, youth and local communities and what are the impacts.

Join us at a press conference hosted by the 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, 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,