Africa is particularly vulnerable to climate change - whilst having done least to cause it (Photo: Isaac Kasamani)

Making the most of an unequal African-European dynamic

Let's be clear: so far, the approach to tackling the climate crisis has not been equitable between the European Union and African Union.

Their relationship is bound up in colonial and post-colonial exploitation, and structural inequalities, thrown into sharp relief most recently by rich countries' failing to do enough to address the vaccine inequity and economic damage of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Negotiations on a new partnership between the two have been on a rocky path. The clim...

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