Articles by: Okafor Akachukwu

The lost climate change leadership

The lost climate change leadership

September 12, 2017 at 4:01 PM

The general perception within the climate change circles is that the United States is fast losing the leadership position it once held in charting the climate change future. The fact is that there hasn’t been any country that has consistently in recent times taken audacious steps of leading efforts toRead More

Climate Change: Looking ahead

Climate Change: Looking ahead

June 11, 2017 at 6:11 PM

On many occasions, I have faced the need to comprehensively define energy policy or climate policy for people whose interests are aroused by the news stories/articles on energy, climate change, environment etc. that come up daily. In a bid to offer a simple definition (but my professors will usually pauseRead More

America’s failing energy policy: a response to Trump’s First Energy Plan

America’s failing energy policy: a response to Trump’s First Energy Plan

January 29, 2017 at 8:25 AM

Clearly, at this preliminary point, the United States officially has no climate change policy and is neither committed to the Paris Agreement nor officially interested in pursuing any form of strategy that is consciously aimed at decarbonizing the US energy system. What is known to be officially available is anRead More

Universal energy access- A new research agenda

Universal energy access- A new research agenda

December 31, 2016 at 2:58 PM

In the September 2015, the United Nations adopted a set of seventeen global development goals called Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which set out the development priorities that the global community should pursue. While each of these goals has its importance, the actualization of the seventh goal – universal access toRead More

Trump’s Presidency and the climate change response

Trump’s Presidency and the climate change response

December 22, 2016 at 5:58 AM

This is an OpEd from our new Editor for Energy and Environment drafted as a response to GA Monitoring’s recent piece titled “The Road to Paris: Climate Change Vs The World“.  When I  read GA Monitoring’s last piece about how the climate change denying US President Elect now thinks that climateRead More