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Press Release: Largest climate march in Africa to take place in Johannesburg

Press Release: Largest climate march in Africa to take place in Johannesburg

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg
Date: 27th November 2015

Tomorrow Earthlife Africa Johannesburg, and its partner community organisations, will form the largest protest action against climate change on the African continent. Tomorrow, over 2500 people will head towards the Eskom regional offices in Braamfontein in a bid to warn South Africa that should it continue its dangerous addiction to coal-fired electricity, the results will be catastrophic. If South Africa, and all other polluting countries, do not own up to their fair share of climate responsibility, the serious climate impacts that are already being experienced will only intensify with grave repercussions for all of Africa’s people.

Earthlife Africa Jhb will march from the West Gate Taxi Rank in Marshalltown Johannesburg to the Eskom Regional Offices in Smit Street in Braamfontein. The march will begin at 10 am and end at 1 pm on Saturday the 28th of November 2015.

Dominique Doyle, Energy Policy Officer at Earthlife Africa Johannesburg, states: “The community organisations who will be marching tomorrow understand that climate change is a very serious issue that threatens the whole of humanity. For these organisations, climate change is no longer a distant threat on the horizon but is already impacting negatively on their livelihoods. These communities wish to send a strong message to the South African government, as it enters into the 2015 climate negotiations in Paris, that urgent action is required to reduce carbon emissions and find a fairer, smarter and greener way to improve the well-being of African people”.

For more information, please contact:

Makoma Lekalakala

Senior Programme Officer

Tel: +27 11 339 3662

Cell: +27 82 682 9177

Email: makoma@earthlife.org.za

Website: www.earthlife.org.za

Dominique Doyle

Tel: + 27 11 339 3662

Cell: +27 79 331 2028

Email: dominique@earthlife.org.za

Website: www.earthlife.org.za

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