We spoke with Christian-Geraud Neema, development economist and research expert on natural resource governance and Chinese outward investment, about what the global efforts to decarbonise industries means for resource and metals rich African jurisdictions.
He highlights how the energy transition comes with immense opportunities as well as challenges for resource rich African nations. Giving insight to the nuances of Sub Saharan African countries and their differing approaches in terms of developing metals and mining projects aligned with good developmental goals.
Christian share insight on Chinese mining activity on the continent, the significant uptrend of acquisitions of brownfield mining projects. And how the Chinese agenda across the southern hemisphere is intrinsic to their own decarbonisation agenda and domestic industrial reforms.
Christian-Geraud Neema, Development Economist & Research Expert – Natural Resource Governance & Chinese Outward Investment, Francophone Editor at China-Africa Project