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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EJOLT Report 22: Evaluation of Nuclear Legislation:

Evaluation of nuclear legislation. The issue of rehabilitation of uranium mine sites in Namibia.

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Abstract

This document deals with the still unsolved issue of proper rehabilitation of uranium mine sites after closing down operations. Namibia has large uranium deposits, many of them located in national parks of the Namib desert. It is therefore the Namibian challenge to find solutions in terms of how nature conservation and future and present mining and exploration can coexist while meeting the requirements of sustainable development. Continue reading

Press Release: South Africa plays dirty at COP 21

Press Release: South Africa plays dirty at COP 21 Johannesburg, 10 of December 2015, Tomorrow Earthlife Africa Jhb and its partner community organisations will again descend on the Eskom regional offices and the Johannesburg City Council to remind world leaders that coal is not only expensive, but is also the number one cause behind climate change. The march takes place as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP 21 is set to close on Friday the 11th of December 2015 in Paris. The last few hours of …

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