About

Chukwumerije (Chuks) Okereke, is Director of Centre for Climate Change and Development in Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ebony State, Nigeria. He is a Visiting Professor at University of Reading, UK and Senor Academic Visitor at the Oxford University Centre for the Environment (OUCE).  His specialism is climate justice, and corporate climate strategies and green economy transition in Africa. He was Lead Author in IPCC AR5 and IPCC special report on 1.5; and he is the Coordinating Lead Author (CLA) of Chapter One in the on-going IPCC Sixth Assessment Cycle (AR6) Working Group III. Over the last 20 years, he has maintained an extensive high-impact engagement with national governments, businesses, and NGOs in Africa and led on several high-profile international projects on climate change policy, mainstreaming, and green economy transition in Africa. He was the leader of a team that undertook the analysis of the adaptation components on African NDCs for the African Development Bank as directed by the Climate and Green Growth Division of the Bank. He was the founding Project Manager of the Rwandan Green Growth and Climate Resilience Project, which was the first ever national low-carbon plan in Africa