COP19 and the Global Day of Action on Climate Change

Earthlife Africa Jhb has joined the 19th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP19) in Warsaw, Poland. Dominique Doyle, Earthlife Africa Jhb’s energy policy officer, adds to the voices of environmental organisations. She is present in order to push the South African government to start transforming towards a low-carbon society and obtaining a global and scientifically valid climate change mitigation agreement. In order to contact Dominique and get first-hand assessments and other information, please use the following contact details: Dominique Doyle Energy Policy …

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Global Month of Action on Energy – People demand shift in Energy Generation

Johannesburg October 11, 2013 – 1,500 environmental activists took to the streets of Johannesburg today to protest Anglo American Thermal Coal and Vedanta Zinc International’s plans for another coal-fired power station in the Waterberg District, Limpopo. The is a water scarce area and communities in the area already experience the effects of coal mining and existing coal-fired power stations: negative health impacts, stress on water supplies and only a handful of long-term local jobs. Civil society organisations therefore oppose the companies’ plans and demand an immediate shift towards renewable energy …

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Opposing Anglo’s & Vedanta’s Climate Killer

On August 6, 2013, 1,000 activists protested at the Anglo American Head Office in the centre of Johannesburg. The climate-conscious citizens took to the streets demanding from Anglo to invest in renewable energies and leave the coal in the ground. The coal Anglo is planning to use for the joint coal-fired power station with Vedanta is of poor quality. And even Eskom deems this coal unfit for their coal-fired power stations. In addition, Vedanta is a company infamous for their human rights violations in India, destructive business practices and intransparency. …

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