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350Africa Arab World – Staff Letter to Trump

In response to President Trump’s executive order barring entry to the United States from refugees, migrants and foreign nationals from seven-Muslim countries, staff members at 350.org from the targeted region have issued the following letter to the US President.   President Trump, It is with deep consternation that we learned about your presidential executive order (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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The challenge of water scarcity in Africa

  Photo credit: Oxfam 2012 Climate change constitutes a real threat to Africa’s development and stunts the continent’s economic potential. Fossil fuel-induced climate impacts such as prolonged droughts and frequent floods continue to adversely affect agriculture, fishing industries and communities that rely on these products for their livelihoods. As governments meet in Marrakesh for COP22, (More...)

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Faith Institutions Lead the Divestment Call

The provincial Synod of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa has announced their support for the fossil free divestment campaign by voting to divest, in principle. The motion passed by the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA) follows the leadership of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Foundation’s vote to divest earlier on this year. Both (More...)

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From Cape Town to Amman, #WeFightClimateChange

There’s something I’ve been struggling with lately: the image of suited world leaders meeting in giant conference rooms at COP21 in Paris in December that just doesn’t fit with the real image of climate change that so many people are facing across our continent. The Paris negotiations could potentially send a signal that world governments (More...)

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Fight against climate change in South Africa gets boost as Archbishop Emeritus Tutu endorses student call for University of Cape Town to go fossil free

[Press Release: issued 27 July 2014]

Climate change movement 350.org Africa today welcomed news that South Africa’s Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has endorsed a campaign by students and staff at the University of Cape Town calling

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