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Livestreamed on this page on Wednesday 9 August at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 7 p.m. EAT (Nairobi, UTC + 3).

Nigeria, Kenya
Wednesday 9 August 2023

Performance and Climate Finance/Sustainability, Capital and Planetary Justice

Addressing the Elephant in the Room

Wednesday 9 August 2023

Taiwo Afolabi presented the conversation Performance and Climate Finance/Sustainability, Capital and Planetary Justice livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Wednesday 9 August at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 7 p.m. EAT (Nairobi, UTC + 3).

The concept of climate finance refers to monies provided by those responsible for climate change to ease the burden of the crises on those who bear the brunt. This is a situation whereby the polluter pays as much as they pollute. The attention placed on climate finance dominates the narrative of climate change mitigation since polluters are able to pay monies allocated to them as climate finance. Climate finance has not fully addressed the issue of the elephant in the room.

Many climate activists such as Nnimmo Bassey have advocated against climate finance. They argue that it is not the way forward toward achieving planetary justice. In what ways could a total ban on the extraction enterprise prevent further depletion of the environment of the Global South? In this episode, experts discuss the concept of climate finance, its impact on planetary justice, and ways climate finance can chart novel ways of sustaining lives and communities and achieving planetary justice.

Dr Naomi Andrew Haruna is currently a Senior Lecturer with the department of Visual and Performing Arts University of Maiduguri, with a PhD in Cultural Sustainability. She holds a master’s degree in Advertising and Marketing from Coventry University, UK, and a bachelor’s degree in Creative Arts with a specialization in Graphics from University of Maiduguri. As a cultural enthusiast, Naomi is combining her training in Creative Arts, Visual Communication, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) with her passion for Cultural Studies to find ways in which to sustainably promote peace, promote sustainable environmental practices, gender equality, and arts education within her community and society at large. Her research is mostly qualitative using bottom-top approaches using artistic practice methodologies. Her recent research has mostly been on the use of culturally based visual representations for the promotion of peace and harmony amongst Internally Displaced Persons in Northeast Nigeria. Another recent interest is promoting sustainable environmental practices by stopping tree-felling digital story telling techniques among her community members and the use of community theater for education. Further, her research interests include Peace Media, Development Communication, and Gender Studies.

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