David Munene

Programs Manager, Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa

David Munene is Programs Manager of the Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa (CYNESA) and a co-founding member of the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM). He is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Podcast Guest Appearances

On the Ground at COP27: Tallying Payments and Progress

The 27th UN convention on climate change, known as COP27, is now underway in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. For the first time the agenda includes loss and damage - accounting for the destruction forced upon developing countries caused by wealthy nations burning fossil fuels. 

While formally discussing loss and damage is a step forward, Preety Bhandari, senior advisor with the Global Climate Program and the Finance Center at the World Resources Institute, says it’s a baby step.

2022: This Year in Climate

As 2022 comes to a close, Climate One takes a look back at the climate highs and lows and revisits conversations with some of the most insightful leaders we spoke with this year.  

Climate-amplified natural disasters continue to wreak devastation on communities and countries all across the world, costing many lives and lots of money. This year’s Atlantic hurricane season was one of the costliest on record. According to the New York Times, the total cost of hurricanes has gone up elevenfold since the 1980s, and that’s adjusted for inflation.