33. Africa’s dilemma: The need to exploit resources and deal with climate change
This episode of The Weekly Tradecast talks about African countries trying to balance their use of natural resources for growth and the vital need to cope with climate change with UNCTAD economist Giovanni Valensisi.
Many of the places most vulnerable to climate change are in Africa, even though they emit only small amounts of greenhouse gases themselves.
As momentum moves to greener energy and economies, many in Africa ask why they should be criticized for exploiting natural resources that powered the growth of wealthy nations. At the same time, the continent needs help as climate change brings worse storms, floods and drought.
Where does the balance lie? Listen in to UNCTAD’S Giovanni Valensisi to find out.