VICTORY IN SA’S FIRST CLIMATE CHANGE CASE

Media Release 08 March 2017. Today the North Gauteng High Court ruled in favour of environmental justice organisation Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA), and referred the appeal against the environmental authorisation for a new coal-fired power station back to the Minister of Environmental Affairs on the basis that its climate change impacts had not properly been considered. In South Africa’s first climate change lawsuit, ELA challenged Environmental Affairs’ Minister Molewa’s rejection of its appeal against the approval given to the proposed Thabametsi coal-fired power station in Limpopo. The approval was granted …

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Thabametsi Court Hearing – Newsflash & MR

MEDIA RELEASE:  From the courtroom: What happened at the hearing of SA’s first climate change case In South Africa’s first climate change court case last week, non-profit environmental justice organisation Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA), represented by the Centre for Environmental Rights, presented compelling arguments to the North Gauteng High Court why the Minister of Environmental Affairs’ decision to uphold the environmental authorisation for the proposed Thabametsi coal-fired power station in Limpopo must be set aside. ELA argues that: the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) granted the environmental authorisation for Thabametsi without adequate …

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Thabametsi coal-fired power station threatens local communities’ water security, and poses significant climate change risk

For Immediate Release 28 February 2017 Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA), represented by the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER), yesterday submitted comments on the draft climate change impact assessment for the Thabametsi power station. The impact assessment was made available for public comment in January 2017 following the Minister of Environmental Affairs’ decision to order Thabametsi to conduct an assessment of the climate change impacts of the proposed coal-fired power station in water-stressed Limpopo. At the same time, the Minister decided to uphold the proposed power station’s environmental authorisation – a …

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Post: Director of Earthlife Africa Johannesburg

Director of Earthlife Africa Johannesburg  Position Title: The Director is the leader of the organisation and provides strategic vision while taking care of the human, financial and developmental health of this entity. Location: Johannesburg, South Africa. Remuneration: R50 000 – R60 000 (dependent on qualification and experience) Start date: 1 May 2017 or as soon as available Organisational Overview: Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA JHB) is an environmental and social justice organisation established in 1988. Initially a volunteer organisation that mobilized civil society around environmental issues as they affected people, ELA …

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