Why does colonialism

cause climate change?


Indigenous and

Local Peoples'

Social, Economic

and Cultural Losses?

By Climate Action Network (CAN)
21 / 06 / 2022
Video credit: Climate Action Network (CAN)

Five months ahead of COP27 in Egypt this unique event explored the impact of the climate crisis, extractive practices and colonialism on people and the right of frontline communities to protection, compensation and reparation through direct finance.

Speakers included:

Dr Rania FathiAbu Naama - Director General of sustainable development and Environmental Protection-petroleum sector

AhmedEl-Awady - Assistant Professor at Ain Shams University

Hussein Barrada - Co-Founder of Intro Sustainable Resources and Dawar App

Saber Mahmoud Osman Ahmed - Chairman of Earth's Climate for Sustainable Development (EC4SDF)

Dr Emad Adly - General Coordinator at the Arab Network for Environment and Development

Amr Soliman - Founder and Executive Chairman of eVision

Khaled Noby Mohamed - Executive Director, Nature Conservation Egypt (NCE)

Mohamed Kamal - Solid Waste Expert or Plastic Pollution Expert

Leo Cerda - Climate activist and indigenous rights defender

Mariam Yurshell -  Sustainability management  in various environmental entities including Greenish Movement

El Sadek Rodríguez -  Climate activist & CANLA Coordinator of the Indigenous  and Black Liberation Egypt

Tasneem Essop - Executive Director, Climate Action Network (CAN) International