Chukwumerije Okereke is a Professor of Global Climate and Environmental Governance and Director of the Center for Climate and Development at Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Nigeria. Previously, he was a Professor of Environment and Development at the University of Reading, where he also served as the Co-Director of the Climate and Justice Center and the Leverhulme Climate Justice Doctoral Scholarship Programme.
His work is devoted to understanding the mix of policies, strategies, and institutional arrangements that can help address climate change and natural resource degradation in Africa in the context of sustainable development and the continent’s structural economic transformation. He was the leader of a team that undertook the analysis of the adaptation components of African NDCs for the African Development Bank as directed by the Climate and Green Growth Division of the Bank. He was also the founding Project Manager of the Rwandan Green Growth and Climate Resilience Project, which was the first-ever national low-carbon plan in Africa.
Okereke is the Coordinating Lead Author of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) AR6 on the Introduction and Framing chapter. He is the author of several journal articles and reports on national and global environmental policymaking. His books include Global Justice and Neoliberal Environmental Governance (Routledge, 2008); The Politics of the Environment ed. (Routledge, 2007); and Global Carbon Governance and Business Transformation Eds (with Bumpus, A., Tansey J. Blaz, H. (2015).