Channing Arndt discusses unpacking the climate change and development nexus in Africa

Director of the Environment and Production Technology Division, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Channing Arndt has more than 25 years of experience in development economics with seven years combined resident experience in Morocco and Mozambique. He has published more than 70 articles in leading academic journals. His program of research has focused on agricultural development, poverty alleviation and growth, market integration, gender and discrimination, the implications of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, technological change, trade policy, aid effectiveness, infrastructure investment, energy, bioenergy, climate variability, and the implications of climate change.

 


Tasneem Essop discusses unpacking the climate change and development nexus in Africa

Tasneem Essop is currently the Executive Director of Climate Action Network. She is an expert on climate, energy, poverty and social justice issues and is the Founding Director of the Energy Democracy Initiative.  Essop served as a former Provincial Minister of Environment, Planning and Economic Development in the Western Cape and the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning and the Department of Economic Development. She was a global climate policy and strategy leader for WWF International and served as the Head of Delegation for the organisation at the UNFCCC including at the Paris COP.

 


rof Carlos Lopes discusses unpacking the climate change and development nexus in Africa

Prof. Carlos Lopes discusses unpacking the climate change and development nexus in Africa

Honorary Professor at the Mandela School and current AU High Representative to support Member States in the negotiation of a new agreement with the European Union post-2020 and member of the organisation’s Reform Team. Professor Carlos Lopes served as Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. Prior to this, he was UN representative in Zimbabwe and Brazil, director for development policy at the UN Development Programme, Executive Director of UNITAR, Director of the United Nations System Staff College, former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan’s political director.