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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Press Release: Earthlife Africa warns Eskom that the new IRP is abuse against women

Press Release: Earthlife Africa warns Eskom that the new IRP is abuse against women FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Earthlife Africa Jhb Johannesburg, 29th of November, 2016 On the 1st of December 2016 more than 500 women from Environmental Justice organisation, Earthlife Africa Johannesburg, and her grassroots partner organisations will descend on the Eskom regional offices in Braamfontein. Dressed in black, the message that the woman wish to send to Eskom is clear: South Africa’s new energy plan, released on the 22nd of November 2016, is farce and does not reflect the …

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