Discussant on a panel on the Geography of Sustainability Transitions of a talk by Lakshmi Bhamidipati, based on excellent published papers by Padmasai Lakshmi Bhamidipati. Case studies of Chinese investments in renewable energy in East Africa. e.g. “Unpacking local agency in China–Africa relations: Frictional encounters and development outcomes of solar power in Kenya”, in Geoforum – 12 May 2021. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0016718520302943?via%3Dihub