Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


Dismantling Green Colonialism: Energy and Climate Justice in the Arab Region

16 November 2023, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Dismantling Green Colonialism

Book launch and lecture with Dr Hamza Hamouchene (Transnational Institute). Part of the EISPS Global Politics Remix 2023 Lecture Series.

This event is free.

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Institute of Advanced Studies


Room G12
(1-19) Torrington Place
United Kingdom

Launching 'Dismantling Green Colonialism: Energy and Climate Justice in the Arab Region' (edited by Hamza Hamouchene and Katie Sandwell, Pluto Press, Oct 2023).

The Arab region is a focus of world politics, with authoritarian regimes, significant fossil fuel reserves and histories of colonialism and imperialism. It is also the site of potentially immense green energy resources.

The writers in this collection explore a region ripe for energy transition, but held back by resource-grabbing and (neo)colonial agendas. They show the importance of fighting for a just energy transition and climate justice - exposing policies and practices that protect global and local political elites, multinational corporations and military regimes.

Covering a wide range of countries, this book challenges Eurocentrism and highlights instead a class-conscious approach to climate justice that is necessary for our survival.

Part of the UCL European & International Social & Political Studies (EISPS) Global Politics Remix 2023 Lecture Series. With support from the UCL Middle East Research Centre.

About the Speaker

Hamza Hamouchene

London-based Algerian researcher-activist, commentator and a founding member at Algeria Solidarity Campaign (ASC), and Environmental Justice North Africa (EJNA)

He previously worked for War on Want, Global Justice Now and Platform London on issues of extractivism, resources, land and food sovereignty as well as climate, environmental, and trade justice. He is the author/editor of two books: “The Struggle for Energy Democracy in the Maghreb” (2017) and "The Coming Revolution to North Africa: The Struggle for Climate Justice" (2015). He also contributed book chapters to “Voices of Liberation: Frantz Fanon” (2014) and “The Palgrave Encyclopaedia of Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism” (2016). His other writings have appeared in the Guardian, Middle East Eye, Counterpunch, New Internationalist, Jadaliyya, openDemocracy, ROAR magazine, Pambazuka, Nawaat, El Watan and the Huffington Post.

More about Hamza Hamouchene