Who is Dr Chukwumerije 'Chuks' Okereke?

Dr Chuks Okereke is currently the Reader in Environment & Development at Univeristy of Reading

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.

His research interests lie broadly in the links between global environmental governance systems and international development – both in the realm of theory and in practice. His current research focuses on the relationship between business climate strategies, government policies, and international climate governance.

This involves, firstly, attempting to deepen understanding of the motivations, drivers, and barriers against action and the relationship to future climate policies and architectures. Secondly, the research aims to articulate corporate climate strategies and policy frameworks for linking private sector-led carbon management efforts and economic development in developing countries in the post-2012 climate regime.

Chuks also explores the roles of equity norms and economic ideas in global environmental governance drawing from political philosophy and international relations theories. Before joining the Smith School, Chuks was a Senior Research Associate at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia (UEA). His recent books include Global Justice and Neoliberal Environmental Governance (Routledge 2008) and The Politics of the Environment (ed.) (Routledge 2007).