Terra Verde

Speculative Climate Technologies Perpetuate Racism

E. Tendayi Achiume, currently a professor of law at University of California, Los Angeles, was appointed as the United Nation’s Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance in 2017, becoming the first woman and the first person from southern Africa to fill the role. Her last interventions before leaving the role late last year highlighted how ‘green’ solutions that require vast tracts of land and energy are being implemented at the expense of ethnically marginalized groups and Indigenous peoples. Professor Achiume joins KPFA Terra Verde to discuss her work in international law and her experience as the UN Special Rapporteur.