In July, @SABC Morning Live chatted with Earthlife Africa’s Director Makoma Lekalakala about the possibility of South Africa moving away from coal to green energy as the government adopts a Just Transition Framework. Where does the 8.5 billion dollars finance to South Africa fit in to the country’s move away from coal? Will it be used to create investment opportunities for SA through a Just Transition Process? https://youtu.be/LMyT9NnxaV0
Makoma was back on the show, during Women’s Month, to share a bit about what she does, where she grew up, and how she got into activism. She also speaks on other women who have made an impact in various ways. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FizZDPT-bBM&t=60s
During Africa Climate Week, @SalaamMedia chatted with Earthlife Africa Johannesburg’s Policy Advisor Bongiwe Matsoha about South Africa’s role and priorities in the #JustTransition (from individuals to communities to government) to make a difference to the climate crises. Expectations for the upcoming COP27 were also discussed. #AfricaClimateWeek
And Green Times highlighted Earthlife Africa’s challenge against the environmental authorisation of a proposed new coal mine in Limpopo. Represented by the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER), Earthlife Africa is challenging the coal mine in light of the serious threats that it poses to the region’s air quality and climate impacts, in addition to the dismal consultation with affected communities. https://thegreentimes.co.za/limpopo-coal-mine-challenged-over-climate-impacts/
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