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Activists call out govts, financiers, fossil fuel companies over continued involvement in fossil fuels

Africa Energy Week

As the UN climate talks continue in Glasgow, energy stakeholders in Africa are congregating in Cape Town, South Africa, for the Africa Energy Week which runs until Friday, November 12, 2021. Delegates at the Africa Energy Week On Wednesday, November 10, the event was met with protests by climate activists in Cape Town, who called out African governments and fossil ...

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COP26: Activists urge govts to come up with ambitious, concrete proposals

COP26 in Glasgow

As the first week of the two-week UN climate talks (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland concluded on Saturday, November 6, 2021, civil society representatives have called on governments to get serious on the real substance of the negotiations and come up with ambitious and concrete proposals to move discussions forward in the following week. COP26 in Glasgow With thousands of people ...

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Africa joins strikers across the globe in call for climate action

Climate Protest Ghana

As Global Climate Strikes take place across the world on Friday, September 24, 2021, climate activists in Africa will also hold events and actions to amplify the call for urgent climate action. School children in Ghana join Global Climate Strike Central to the actions in Africa, are calls for African governments to address the climate crisis, bring an end to ...

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Environmental youth movement calls for global climate strike on Sept. 24

Carla Reemtsma

The Fridays for Future environmental youth movement is calling for a global climate strike on Sept. 24, 2021. Co-convener, Fridays for Future (FFF) movement’s global climate strike, Carla Reemtsma Activists want to mobilise people across the world in a bid to put pressure on political decision-makers, Fridays for Future Germany said on Monday, Sept. 13 before the official strike announcement. ...

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Climate activists laud govt, community partnership in forest conservation

Climate activists

Climate activists from around the world currently meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, for the Summer School on Climate Justice have urged governments to protect the lives of environmentalists and climate defenders as any life lost exposes pristine nature to violators. Activist hold a poster of the slain Kenya environmentalist. The climate activists had met at the Karura Forest in Nairobi to ...

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Activists laud move to remove Salonga National Park from List of World Heritage in Danger

Salonga National Park

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on Monday, July 19, 2021 announced that the Salonga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been removed from the List of World Heritage in Danger. The World Heritage Committee cited improvements in the state of conservation of the park, as the reason for the decision. Salonga National Park ...

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Activists oppose oil exploration, demand Fossil Free Virunga in new film

Virunga National Park

Climate activists in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have expressed strong opposition to plans for oil exploration in the Virunga National Park. In a short film dubbed “Fossil Free Virunga”, that was released by worldwide on Thursday, July 1, 2021, the activists raised concerns with the environmental impacts, as well as the impact to local communities’ livelihoods. Virunga National ...

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Climate activists to stage actions against Total across Africa

East Africa crude oil pipeline

Climate activists are organising protests at Total’s operations across the African continent. Total is participating in the controversial East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), in partnership with Tullow Oil and China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) The protests, holding on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, are aimed at shining a spotlight on Total’s human rights violations and climate inaction. The oil ...

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