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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: Taking inspiration from the anti-Apartheid struggle, the global fossil fuel divestment movement has opened a new front in (More...)

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