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Climate Colonialism and Climate Justice: the Case of Western Sahara
This session will explore how climate action is used by Morocco to entrench its illegal occupation and bolster its green credentials, and how the Sahrawi people are systematically excluded from international climate finance and governance mechanisms, increasing their vulnerability and inhibiting their ability to adapt. It will examine the Sahrawi vision for climate action, and the centrality of self-determination for tackling climate injustice.
Contributors: Simon Anderson - IIED Edinburgh, Oubi Bouchraya Bachir - SADR Representative in the EU and Europe, Sid Breika - SADR Representative in the UK, Mohamed Ould Cherif - Association pour la Sauvegarde de l’Environment du Sahara Occidental (ASESO), Asriya Taleb - Sahrawi Human Rights Activist based in Norway, Joanna Allan - University of Northumbria, Nick Brooks - Garama 3C Ltd and University of East Anglia