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Kenya’s Drought – A Humanitarian Crisis

The easterly region of  Africa is witnessing devastation as this part of the continent grapples with the grips of a recurrent severe drought.  Attributed mainly to global climate changes, the current drought stretches across the coastal north, northeastern and southern lowlands. Climate forecasts indicate the situation will persist for the next six months.    Kenya’s (More...)

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We’re calling for freezing fuels investments and firm commitment to achieve a just transition based on renewables

Africa’s climate crisis will escalate, unless leaders and private sectors, commit to actions that ensure no new fossil fuel developments will take place on the continent. Most African economies rely on agriculture and the region is already prone to serious droughts and floods that change the lives of many women, men and children across the (More...)

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2017 – Scaling up campaigns across Africa

It is a new year, new promises and renewed hope for climate change warriors, as we gather much-needed strength and resilience to soldier on and up the ante on our climate change campaigns across the African region. 2016 taught us a lot.  The hottest recorded year in history, means impacted communities around the globe are (More...)

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“What Really Matters To You?” — a question your bank doesn’t want to answer

350 Africa releases its second video message from Eugreen, our friend of the climate movement. His message is clear Nedbank needs to stop funding fossil fuels. Burning dirty coal is nasty! South Africa’s addiction to coal  is destructive. It’s compromising the air we breathe (did you know that Witbank has the dirtiest air in the (More...)

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The Art of Climate Change Action by Amir Bagheri

During the apartheid struggle, activists used various ­artistic means to communicate and express the plight of our country and its people. Struggle songs such as Senzeni na and theatre productions like Sarafina! and Alan Paton’s Cry, the Beloved Country mobilised the domestic and international communities to end the social, political and ­economic divisions in South (More...)

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The Kenyan trees that offset climate change, empower smallholder farmers, and boost local economy

The seemingly obvious reason for planting a fruit tree would be to grow fruit. But in Murang’a County in Kenya, smallholder farmers have discovered several other benefits to investing in their environment: provide jobs diversify income boost local economy boost diversity minimise impacts of climate change like landslides help combat climate change Samuel Ndung’u, spent (More...)

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Papal encyclical reinforces moral impetus to the growing African fossil fuel divestment movement

[Press release] JOHANNESBURG– African fossil fuel divestment campaigners expect the release of Pope Francis’ climate encyclical this week to add momentum and moral weight to the fast growing global movement, as well as help expand its reach in faith communities across the African continent. In the Papal encyclical, to be released on Thursday in six (More...)

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The First Divestment Dialogue: Climate change and divestment – what this means for Africa

Join us at Constitution Hill in Joburg tomorrow night for the first in a series of public Climate Change Dialogues. Date:    13th May 2015Time:    Registration from 17h15, Dialogue begins 18h00Venue:  Women’s Gaol, Constitution Hill, JohannesburgRSVP:   adi@350.org Taking inspiration from the anti-Apartheid struggle, the global fossil fuel divestment movement has opened a new front in (More...)

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