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We Will Win Again: African Activists Promise Resistance at Home to Oil-And-Gas Touting Leaders

African leaders have used COP27 – “the African COP” – to undermine the goals of the Paris Agreement by pushing for more fossil fuel deals at the expense of people and the continent

Climate activists from across sub-Saharan Africa gathered this morning in response to the dash for fossil fuels by African leaders at COP27.  African leaders have used COP27 – “the African COP” – to undermine the goals of the Paris Agreement by pushing for more fossil fuel deals at the expense…

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With new coal uninsurable, insurers start to move on oil and gas

62% of reinsurers now have coal exit policies and 38% have oil and gas exclusions as shift away from fossil fuels accelerates

Insurance company restrictions on oil and gas are finally starting to catch up with those on coal, according to new data (https://bit.ly/3eG18JD) from the Insure Our Future (https://global.Insure-Our-Future.com) campaign, co-published with Greenpeace (www.Greenpeace.org/Africa/). Ahead of COP27, the campaign coalition argues that insurers must now fully exit new coal, oil and…

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Greenpeace Africa calls for consistency in Ruto’s clean energy leadership

The announcement by the Kenyan and Tanzanian presidents to continue investing limited public resources in building a gas pipeline makes no sense

In a suprise turn of events, president Ruto has committed to building a natural gas pipeline (https://bit.ly/3fZmwd9) from Tanzania's main city Dar es Salaam, to Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa and later to the capital Nairobi. Responding to these developments, Greenpeace Africa’s Campaigner Claire Nasike has said: “The announcement by the…

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Biggest Plastic Polluter named Sponsor for the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP27)

Coca-Cola produces 120 billion throwaway plastic bottles a year - and 99% of plastics are made from fossil fuels, worsening both the plastic and climate crisis

The government of Egypt announced that it has signed a cooperation agreement with Coca-Cola, introducing the company as a sponsor for the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP27) (https://bit.ly/3C2xhCG) to be held in Sharm El-Sheikh from 6 to 18 November. In response, Greenpeace USA Oceans Campaign Director, John Hocevar,…

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Greenpeace urges Africa’s environment ministers to keep plastic out of Africa

The activists held a banner bearing the words ‘global plastic treaty now’ demanding that Africa’s leadership support a legally binding instrument to end the plastic pollution crisis

Today, Greenpeace Africa (www.Greenpeace.org/Africa/) activists staged a protest at the beach of Ouakam and outside King Fahd Palace Hotel, during the official opening of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) in Senegal to tell Africa’s environment ministers to keep plastic pollution out of Africa. The activists held a…

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Africa Leads on Another Step to End Plastic Pollution

Governments in Africa and around the world must recognize that this is an opportunity to stem the tide of a global crisis

The Governments of Rwanda and Norway have jointly launched a High Ambition Coalition to end plastic pollution (https://bit.ly/3PLioJZ). The coalition was first initiated following the historic UNEA 5.2  resolution passed in March 2022 to start negotiations of an international legally binding instrument to end plastic pollution.  Canada, Peru, Germany, Senegal, Georgia,…

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Greenpeace Africa congratulates Gambia on its decision to ban timber exports to combat trafficking

This decision echoes the call by the CITES to several states including The Gambia to suspend the trade in rosewood, a protected and particularly endangered species

Greenpeace Africa (www.Greenpeace.org/africa) congratulates Gambian authorities after their decision (https://bit.ly/3IDI6xX) to ban timber exports to combat illegal logging. A statement from the Gambian government released on 1st July 2022 declared : "All existing permits issued for the export/re-export of timber are hereby permanently revoked" and adds that "the export and…

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Greenpeace Africa Calls on Governments to Endorse a Legally Binding Treaty

Governments in Africa and around the world need to implement national policies that push big brands to phase out single-use plastic and support a global plastics Treaty

For the first time in history, consideration of a global plastics treaty to tackle the plastic crisis is one of the top priorities in the upcoming talks set to begin in Nairobi this week. Greenpeace Africa (www.GreenpeaceAfrica.org) calls on all UN Member States to support the most comprehensive draft resolution…

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Fossil Fuels : Serial Polluters that Nigeria should abandon

Environmental crimes like polluting and toxifying the air and water must be treated as seriously as any other crime where people are harmed as a direct result

The explosion of the Trinity Spirit Oil vessel, owned by Shebah Exploration & Production Co and managed by Sepcol has caused the death of at least three crew members. Greenpeace Africa (GreenpeaceAfrica.org) offers its condolences to their families, and calls on African leaders to stop supporting the production of fossil…

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"Siyanithuma, now do more!" Greenpeace Africa tells SA government

A just transition to renewable energy is the best and most immediate solution to many of South Africa's woes, according to Greenpeace Africa

In November, Greenpeace (www.Greenpeace.org/) Africa demanded more climate action from the South African government. Activists gathered in Gandhi Square to display a banner that read: "Government, All Eyes On You!" The organisation is calling for the South African government to use the recently approved just transition partnership, valued at R131…