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Greenpeace Africa applauds courageous climate strikes

Africa is humbled and inspired by the thousands upon thousands of school children coming out today to demand action on the climate crisis

Today, school students engaged in an inspirational wave of activism across the world, striking for action on climate change in more than 2050 places in 123 countries across the world including South Africa, Namibia, Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania, Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, and even Antarctica. In response, Greenpeace Africa (www.Greenpeace.org/africa) has said: “As…

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Greenpeace Africa Volunteers Start Ambitious Campaign for Plastic Ban

The group is urging South Africa's political elite to recognise that the country is lagging behind in the continental battle against throwaway plastic

A group of Greenpeace Africa volunteers in Cape Town has started an ambitious campaign calling on South Africa's top political parties to adopt a ban on single-use plastics  in their election manifestos ahead of this year's presidential election.  The group is urging South Africa's political elite to recognise that the…

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Trouble brewing off South Africa’s coast

This country is blessed with some of the best renewable energy resources in the world; it’s time to back renewable energy

In response to the announcement that French oil giant Total has just made a significant oil and gas discovery 175 km off the southern coast of South Africa, Greenpeace (www.Greenpeace.org) Africa’s Senior Climate and Energy Campaign Manager, Melita Steele, has said: “Greenpeace Africa strongly condemns Total’s reckless oil exploration off…

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Eskom cannot be given a new licence to kill

Between April 2016 and December 2017, Eskom’s seventeen coal-fired power stations reported nearly 3,200 exceedances of their daily Atmospheric Emissions Licenses limits for particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, and oxides of nitrogen

Yesterday, Greenpeace Africa (www.Greenpeace.org) submitted comments to Naledzi Environmental Consultants [1] opposing Eskom's application for postponements and suspensions [2] from complying with South Africa's Minimum Emission Standards (MES). The MES, which are relatively weak [3], are designed to improve air quality in the country, but this has been significantly compromised…

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Greenpeace Africa Celebrates A Decade Of Environmental Activism

Partnering with artists, volunteers and other civil society organisations, the environmental watchdog is organising an open day to spark an environmental revolution

This November, Greenpeace Africa (www.Greenpeace.org/Africa/) celebrates 10 years of environmental activism on the African continent. Partnering with artists, volunteers and other civil society organisations, the environmental watchdog is organising an open day to spark an environmental revolution. As part of commemorative activities in South Africa and Senegal, artwork will be…

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Republic of Congo Greenwashing Efforts Exposed at Africa Oil Week

The Republic of Congo's Environment Minister was applauded only a week ago by the FAO and UN Environment at the launch of a new International Tropical Peatland Center in Jakarta

Greenpeace Africa (www.Greenpeace.org) blew the whistle today on the Republic of Congo's most recent greenwashing campaign by exposing its plans to tender three oil blocks in the heart of newly-discovered peatlands that Environment Minister Arlette Soudan-Nonault has vowed to protect. Four peatland oil blocks are already under allocation, awaiting development. Tendering…

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New satellite data reveals the world’s largest air pollution hotspot is Mpumalanga - South Africa

Mpumalanga is home to a cluster of twelve coal fired power plants with a total capacity of over 32 gigawatts owned and operated by Eskom

A groundbreaking analysis of satellite data from 1 June to 31 August this year [1] reveals the world’s largest NO2 air pollution hotspots across six continents in the most detail to date. Greenpeace (www.Greenpeace.org) analysis of the data points to coal and transport as the two principle sources of air…

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    • (1) Photo credits to Mujahid Safodien: Greenpeace Africa activists in collaboration with the life after coal Campaign scale Mandela Bridge in Johannesburg in protest against the inclusion of new coal infrastructure in the country's draft electricity plan (IRP 2018)
    • (2) Photo credits to Mujahid Safodien: Greenpeace Africa activists in collaboration with the life after coal Campaign scale Mandela Bridge in Johannesburg in protest against the inclusion of new coal infrastructure in the country's draft electricity plan (IRP 2018)
    • (3) Photo credits to Mujahid Safodien: Greenpeace Africa activists in collaboration with the life after coal Campaign scale Mandela Bridge in Johannesburg in protest against the inclusion of new coal infrastructure in the country's draft electricity plan (IRP 2018)
    • (4) Photo credits to Mujahid Safodien: Greenpeace Africa activists in collaboration with the life after coal Campaign scale Mandela Bridge in Johannesburg in protest against the inclusion of new coal infrastructure in the country's draft electricity plan (IRP 2018)
    • (5) Photo credits to Mujahid Safodien: Greenpeace Africa activists in collaboration with the life after coal Campaign scale Mandela Bridge in Johannesburg in protest against the inclusion of new coal infrastructure in the country's draft electricity plan (IRP 2018)
    • (6) Photo credits to Mujahid Safodien: Greenpeace Africa activists in collaboration with the life after coal Campaign scale Mandela Bridge in Johannesburg in protest against the inclusion of new coal infrastructure in the country's draft electricity plan (IRP 2018)
    • (7) Photo credits to Mujahid Safodien: Greenpeace Africa activists in collaboration with the life after coal Campaign scale Mandela Bridge in Johannesburg in protest against the inclusion of new coal infrastructure in the country's draft electricity plan (IRP 2018)
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Life after Coal and Greenpeace Africa slam Inclusion of New Coal in Electricity Plan

The Life After Coal Campaign and Greenpeace Africa argue that the inclusion of an additional 1000 MW of new coal-fired power puts the Department of Energy in conflict with the rights enshrined in the Constitution

The inclusion of new coal in the updated draft Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity (IRP) will cost South Africa close to R20 billion more than we need to spend, and will make electricity more expensive for all South Africans. If the Department of Energy were to publish the least-cost plan…

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World Environment Day- Greenpeace Africa Launches Online Campaign Platform to strengthen Environmental activism in Africa

The platform seeks to grow an environmental movement and give a voice to millions of Africans across the continent

Today, World Environment Day, Greenpeace Africa (www.Greenpeace.org/africa) has launched VUMA. EARTH (www.VUMA.earth) - an online campaign platform for ordinary citizens to run environmental petitions. The platform seeks to grow an environmental movement and give a voice to millions of Africans across the continent . The tool provides a space for Africans…

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Africans want the continent to #BreakFree from fossil fuels

The Break Free movement in Africa is co-ordinated by Greenpeace Africa, African Climate Reality Project (ACRP), 350.org and Earthlife Africa Jhb

Today, Africa Day, citizens and communities in almost 20 countries across the African continent are gathering, taking to the streets and actively blocking the fossil fuel economy as part of a continent-wide day of action. By joining the Break Free movement, regular citizens and activists from communities across Africa will…