USIU-Africa hosts public lecture Grounding Climate Change and Justice to the community

By CTW Team

Last week, Prof. Adam Branch, Professor of International Politics at the University of Cambridge was on campus and gave a public lecture presentation on 'Grounding Climate Change and Justice to the community. The presentation was as a result of a 3-year research study in Northern #Uganda on the relationship between conflict, development and environmental climate change crisis.

The researchers employed a political ecology framework to assess the environmental impact of the conflict and development projects after the long war. Prof. Branch argued that there were tensions over land, water and forests between the government and the community represented by the thriving Charcoal trade in Northern Uganda. The interdisciplinary study also employed historical and ethnographic methods to explore community understandings of climate change and development.

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