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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…

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Leading forest scientists call for a freeze on new logging in the Congo, urge governments to act

Environmentalists fear that a $1bn DRC forest agreement set to be announced at COP26 is likely to greenlight massive new logging of the world's second largest rainforest

Leading African and international scientists join today the growing call for the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to cancel its plans to lift a 20-year ban on new industrial logging concessions. Over 25 scientists sent a letter (https://bit.ly/2ZCmVdC) to international donors warning of social and environmental impacts…

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African Union Urged to Address the Threat of Congo Forest Logging Driving Extreme Weather across Sub-Saharan Africa

Africa’s climate is fundamentally linked to the state of Central Africa’s forests and massive logging can impact the quantity of rainfall throughout the region

Industrial logging in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) may severely disturb rainfall patterns across sub-Saharan Africa and bring about more extreme weather, including intense droughts and flash floods. In a letter (https://bit.ly/3jr9DY0) sent today to the African Union, Greenpeace Africa is calling for an urgent discussion of the consequences…

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South Africa’s no-show at global plastic treaty meeting deeply disappointing

Government’s unwillingness to provide moral leadership ignores the potential employment opportunities in shifting away from single-use plastic

Responding to its no-show at the ministerial meeting on a proposed global plastics treaty, Greenpeace Africa (www.GreenpeaceAfrica.org), groundWork and WWF have expressed deep concerns at the unwillingness of the South African government to showcase country’s leadership and willingness to tackle plastic pollution on a global platform. As the world moves…

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Environmental Groups Demands Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) Publicly Commit to Global Plastics Treaty

Leaked documents indicate South Africa's intentions to capitalise on the plastic pollution crisis through importing plastic waste for profit

Greenpeace Africa (www.Greenpeace.org) and its #BreakFreeFromPlastic partners have launched a campaign urging the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) to reconsider its stance on a new global plastics treaty and publicly commit to its support.  Last week, the Mail & Guardian exposed (https://bit.ly/2SgQy0v) the DFFE's plan to suggest…

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Greenpeace Outraged by News that South Africa Won’t Support Global Plastic Ban Treaty

Plastic lobbyists are trying to undermine anti-plastic policies to flood African countries with plastic waste

This morning, a Mail & Guardian exposé (https://bit.ly/2SgQy0v) revealed that the South African government plans to reject a new proposed global treaty on plastics. According to a leaked document [1] the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries is afraid that the plastic ban will make it harder for the country…

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Not Under Our Watch: Greenpeace Africa Responds to East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline Deal

East Africa needs energy security based on widespread rollout of renewables and the millions of clean jobs that come with it, and it needs to protect its natural heritage

In response to the news that Uganda, Tanzania and oil firms Total and CNOOC have signed agreements (https://bit.ly/2Qi1jhD) to kickstart the construction of a Sh371.7 billion ($3.5 billion) 1,440 Kilometers long crude oil pipeline, Greenpeace Africa (www.Greenpeace.org/africa) Senior Political Advisor, Fredrick Njehu has said: “Oil companies are desperately clinging onto…