June 2021 Earthlife Africa News Letter

Please find our June Newsletter HERE.

From Picket Lines to Research Projects to Letters of Complaint, Earthlife Will Keep Pushing for Environmental Justice for South Africans

As the climate crisis intensifies, the South African government remains committed to profit first, still driving fossil fuels over renewable energy, which is needed for a #JustTransition. It because of this unwavering support for dirty coal and other dangerous energy...

Earthlife’s Digital Storytelling Champions, a Way of Making Environmental Justice a Priority

While the ‘new normal’, brought on by the pandemic, has been a shock to the system, Earthlife Africa Johannesburg quickly adapted its approach, successfully taking much of its engagement online. This led to the inception of its project, Online Digital Storytelling...

Musina Makhado Special Economic Zone MMSEZ Infographic

Please download the Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone (MMSEZ) - Negative Impacts Infographic HERE.

World Bank, Time Wave Goodbye to Fossils and Rather Invest in Renewables

In early May – ahead of a discussion around the World Bank’s engagement on the African continent to support borrowing countries’ energy sectors – Earthlife Africa Johannesburg and dozens of organisations concerned about the climate crisis, called on its Executive...

GroundWork and ELA submitted comments on South Africa’s new Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) on 30th April 2021.

The Paris Agreement aims to keep global warming to “well below 2°C” and less than 1.5°C above pre-industrial temperatures. The achievement of these goals is dependent on the achievement of the NDCs to reduce emissions. Global emissions must be reduced by 45% by 2030...

Sustainable Faith and Livelihoods: The Need to Promote Freedom of Religion or Belief in Development

A Blog Post by Rifqah Tifloen, Earthlife Africa Johannesburg Researcher and Fundraiser Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) is a fundamental human right. It underlies peaceful, stable, and inclusive societies – where people and communities feel fulfilled and connected...

Earthlife Africa JHB and SAFCEI comment on NERSA s34 Concurrence-2500MW-Nuclear

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg and SAFCEI call on SA citizens to make their voices heard regarding the SA government’s proposed nuclear energy plans. See the full submission here.  

Earthlife Africa Newsletter – February 2021

Here’s our latest newsletter to kick off the year.  

OPINION: 2021 Vision for Climate Action Should be Optimistic and Affirmative, Inclusive and Service-Oriented, but also Resilient and Idealistic

By Bongiwe Matsoha, Earthlife Africa Researcher As last year drew to an end, and as it is my usual practice, I spent the holidays contemplating all that happened, or should I say ‘didn’t happen’ concerning climate action. 2020 had been earmarked as a key year for...