‘Carbon missionaries’: saving Africa from itself?

French missionaries in Africa, c.1930

Carbon schemes, designed to protect and sustain forests in the global South, can conflict with the interests of those who live in and depend on them.

On our blog, Joanes Atela problems with the ‘missionary discourse’ behind this key part of the green economy, through cases from Kenya, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Missionary discourses Рcan the green economy bring climate justice to the South? 

Image: Colonialism by Clapagaré on Flickr (cc-by-nc-sa-2.0)