Skip to main content

COP27 and Global South Perspectives on the Climate Change Crisis

Development Seminars
Thursday 8 December 2022, 4:30pm GMT

Please join us on Thursday 8th December 4:30 – 6:30pm (GMT) for this exciting and timely discussion on the politics of global climate change from a Global South perspective. This event will be held online via Zoom.

This event will host a panel of speakers who will reflect on the recent United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change COP27 in the Egyptian city of Sharm El-Sheikh. Beginning with an overview of the global politics of climate change, our speakers will then offer reflections from a Global South perspective on the recent negotiations and what this means for climate efforts in the global south. This will be followed by a Q&A, so please do come with your questions for a lively discussion.

Please register here.

Speaker Position Research Area Presentation Topic
1 Olaf Corry Prof of Global Security Challenges in POLIS Olaf's research focuses on how international politics affect, and are affected by, the global environment. Currently he specialises in the geopolitics of climate change, and has researched how settler colonialism involves the expulsion (or elimination) of indigenous populations as well as (and through) wholesale transformation and attacks on natural systems associated with the indigenous. Title: “COPlications - the emergence of four dimensional global climate politics: cuts, contributions, capture and credits”

- An overview of the (increasing) complexity of global climate negotiations

2 Papiya Mazumdar Lecturer in Global Health in POLIS Papiya researches the interface between climate change, environment and population health outcomes. She has worked with policymakers and administrators across several Indian provinces to help them develop State-level Adaptation Plans for Climate Change along the lines of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UN-FCCC). Title: Global South perspective on health in COP27

- India Led Global Mass Movement on Mission LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment) and Some Understanding based on Life in India

3 Rebecca Sarku Research Fellow in Climate Change and Food Systems in SEE Rebecca specialises in climate adaptation, climate information services, designing innovative governance arrangement, adaptive decision-making, and digital technologies for agriculture and sustainable food systems. Her current research analyses how justice and equity is discussed in the transformation agenda of the UN systems, specifically, the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture. Title: Global South perspective on agriculture in COP27

- Reflections on COP27 & Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture & just transformations


4 Simon Manda Lecturer in International Development, POLIS Simon researches sustainable development goals, including agribusinesses, and agri-food systems, livelihoods, food security and nutrition and gender. He also has an interest in natural resource governance (land and water), climate adaptation and environmental sustainability as applied to African agriculture and food systems. Title: ‘Selling Nature to Save it?’ Exploring the logics of Neoliberal Conservation and Implications for Community Livelihoods in rural Zambia

-  Neoliberal conservation: logics, role, importance and limitations – implications for livelihoods

Chair: Geoff Goodwin