Africa Aware: Climate change in Africa

Gabon’s environment minister reflects on the climate crisis in Africa and what policies should be prioritised in response.

Audio Published 22 October 2021 Updated 25 October 2021 56 minute listen

Yusuf Hassan

Former Parliamentary, Media and Outreach Officer, Africa Programme

Professor Lee White

Minister of Water, Forests, the Sea and the Environment, Republic of Gabon

On this special episode of Africa Aware, Yusuf speaks to Dr Lee White. With COP26 around the corner, they discuss the immediate impacts of climate change in Gabon, how infrastructure development can factor in sustainability, the role of the private sector in conservation and the voice of local populations in the decision-making process around environmental issues.