Jesse Firempong is a columnist for Canada's National Observer writing about climate justice. A Ghanaian-Canadian freelance writer and communications strategist focused on social and climate justice, she has worked with Greenpeace, Oxfam and on human rights projects in Canada, Ghana and Botswana.
Canada, a country which has profited enormously from burning fossil fuels, has a “moral obligation” to people forced to flee rising seas, drought and other plagues of a world on fire, writes columnist Jesse Firempong.
The recent heat waves and fires sweeping Canada illustrate that the skeletons in the closets of Exxon and all fossil fuel companies have proven more than metaphorical, writes columnist Jesse Firempong.
In the race to protect ourselves against COVID-19, Canada's government and corporate interests have opted not for solidarity but for charity, a habit that has directly enabled vaccine apartheid, writes Jesse Firempong.
By consciously making space for women in the green recovery from COVID-19, we’ll find new pathways for fixing the economic and ecological imbalances with which our society is reckoning, write Jesse Firempong and Lydie Padilla.