Andrew Green


Andrew Green is a Devex Contributor based in Berlin. He writes regularly about global health and human rights issues. He has also worked as Voice of America’s South Sudan bureau chief and as the Center for Public Integrity’s web editor.

Latest Articles

Activists sound alarm as human rights guidelines are dropped at COP
11 Dec 2018

Activists at COP24 are concerned over the removal of language protecting human rights within national climate change strategies. Without guarantees, they worry future projects could benefit from climate-relate financing mechanisms while hurting local communities.

Q&A: The key role of indigenous people in global climate change efforts
11 Dec 2018

Delegates at COP24 will vote on a recommendation made last week to increase indigenous communities' participation in climate change adaptation and mitigation. Devex speaks with U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Victoria Tauli-Corpuzaks.

Post-Brexit trade: A missed opportunity for development?
6 Dec 2018

As the U.K. hurries to replicate existing trade deals with African countries, critics say yet another opportunity to create more sustainable deals has been missed.

Scarcity of data protection laws in Africa leaves NGOs exposed
27 Jun 2018

A landscape of patchy privacy regulations across the African continent is leaving NGOs vulnerable to government attacks, and inhibiting international groups from partnering with local organizations.

How can we improve the development impact of migrant remittances?
28 Nov 2017

Migrant remittances are worth more than three times as much as official development assistance each year — but about $32 billion of that is lost in transaction fees. As European leaders hope to spur development along migration routes by leveraging the value of remittances, Devex explores how that could be done.

Climate adaptation is critical for developing countries. Can the private sector help?
21 Nov 2017

Developing country representatives at the UN climate conference in Bonn, Germany, expressed disappointment about the commitment of industrialized nations to adaptation efforts. Could the private sector step in?

COP23 endorses mainstreaming of gender in climate action
20 Nov 2017

Negotiators at the COP23 climate discussions in Bonn, Germany, approved a plan to more directly include women in all climate activities and to enhance gender-related mandates — a move that many participants said was long overdue, but was not guaranteed at the start of the talks.

Countries band together to preserve Central African rainforest
17 Nov 2017

The United Nations climate conference in Bonn, Germany, provided an opportunity for a coalition of European and central African states to check in on their efforts to slow the destruction of the world's second-largest rainforest — which they say is crucial to meeting the region's Paris Agreement goals.

Q&A: Without climate adaption funding, hunger will persist
15 Nov 2017

Amid reports that global hunger is growing for the first time in a decade and worries that rising temperatures will only make the situation worse, Devex sat down with José Graziano da Silva, the Food and Agriculture Organization's director-general, in Bonn to talk about how the FAO is working to guide policy and money to agricultural adaptation.

COP23 climate talks make leap forward on agriculture agreement
15 Nov 2017

After a years-long delay, negotiators in Bonn adopted a draft agriculture agreement that officials hope will lead to the actual implementation of policies to address both climate change and food security. Ministers are expected to ratify the agreement before the end of the week, marking a significant win for the COP23 talks.