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Ibrahim Ceesay: we are going to stand up and fight for a place in the future

Ibrahim Ceesay is a Gambian social justice activist and Chairperson of the Board of the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change, a continent-wide youth platform with 45 country chapters and over 20,000 members. Ceesay, who is 31 years old, already has an impressive CV that includes a stint as a UNESCO Youth Focal Point in … Continue reading Ibrahim Ceesay: we are going to stand up and fight for a place in the future

Slowing down, and art as comfort and communication

It's been a busy time and my next Conversations on Climate post is overdue - but in the meantime, have a look at this conversation Sam Mowe has with the New Yorker'sĀ Elizabeth Kolbert and the Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard on emotional responses to environmental destruction and climate change. The conversation was published on the Garrison … Continue reading Slowing down, and art as comfort and communication

Climate change: there is hope, it’s not all gloomy – Balgis Osman Elasha

Photo: Penny Urquhart Dr. Balgis Osman Elasha is Climate Change Specialist in the Compliance and Safeguard Division of the African Development Bank (AfDB). As well as her considerable international exposure, which includes authoring chapters of several IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) assessment reports, she has a wealth of experience working across all regions of … Continue reading Climate change: there is hope, it’s not all gloomy – Balgis Osman Elasha