Although the African continents has just about 15 percent of the world’s population, it is responsible for only between two and three percent of global energy related carbon dioxide emissions.
I was introduced to Vanessa Nakate last year, as she entered the world stage as the activist who was cropped from the photo at the World Economic Forum at Davos, whilst her white peers were celebrated. She was the only Black woman, and also the only activist from Africa.
A Bigger Picture: My Fight to Bring a New African Voice to the Climate Crisis by Vanessa Nakate is a memoir, as well as an insight into how climate activism takes place in Africa. I read the book as the UK prepares for the arrival of world leaders to COP 26, and hope that the calls from Nakate and other activists in what we call the Global South are met with the urgency these activists require.
***Thank you Netgalley and Pan MacMillan for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.***
For my reading challenges for 2021, this fulfils the Popsugar challenge of a book set mostly or entirely outdoors.
A Bigger Picture: My Fight to Bring a New African Voice to the Climate Crisis by Vanessa Nakate is available now from your usual retailers.