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Chukwumerije Okereke

Professor of Environment and Development, University of Reading

Professor Chukwumerije Okereke is a global climate policy specialist and jointly leads the Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships Programme on Climate Justice: Ethics, Politics, Law at the University of Reading.

Chuks was appointed Reader in Environment and Development in June 2011. He was previously a Senior Research Fellow and Head of Climate and Development Centre at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford. He continues to be a visiting fellow of the Smith School and Oxford University's Environmental Change Institute (ECI). He is also a fellow and college adviser at the Green-Templeton College Oxford. Before joining Oxford, Chuks was a Senior Research Associate on the Post-2012 International Climate Policy programme at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change, University of East Anglia.

Areas of Interest:
Broadly, the governance of climate change and links with international development and global political economy. Particularly:

The governance of climate adaptation and low carbon development in Africa
Ethical dimensions of global environmental and climate governance- e.g. the role of equity and justice in environmental regimes
The business of climate and environmental governance - e.g. the climate impact of business and corporate strategies for responding to climate change


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Environment and Development, University of Reading