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Climate justice activists strengthen call for a transformed Eskom

Alex Lenferna

Climate Justice activists are calling for people to come together to mobilise for an Eskom that serves people and not profits. In a new video series titled: “Transforming Eskom Together”, members of the Climate Justice Coalition are strengthening their call for a Green New Eskom. Alex Lenferna, 350.org South Africa Climate Justice Campaigner In a programme run by 350Africa.org campaigner Alex Lenferna, the ...

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Climate justice: Expert advocates rights of rural communities to alleviate poverty

Tito Uzomah

The lack of access to potable drinking water, electricity, and sustainable agricultural practices that are caused by the increasing activities of big oil multinationals operating in the Niger Delta area has compelled the Prime Initiative for Green Development (PIGD), an environmental rights organisation, to cry out and seek an end to the ongoing environmental abuses presently threatening the livelihood sources ...

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Nnimmo Bassey: Environmental justice and right to life

Nnimmo Bassey

At the Health of Mother Earth Foundation’s (HOMEF) second School of Ecology in 2021, Nnimmo Bassey, the HOMEF Director, says in this treatise that a denial of environmental justice is a denial of the right to life Nnimmo Bassey Environmental justice demands that all peoples and communities should be fairly treated irrespective of their nationality, race, class or gender. It ...

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With pointed urgency, faiths rise for climate justice

Greenfaith

Under the aegis of the GreenFaith International, more than 400 grassroots religious actions in 43 countries and thousands of people of faith on Thursday, March 11, 2021 called on political and financial leaders to meet a series of ambitious climate demands, amid support from over 200 high-level faith leaders. This supposedly largest-ever grassroots multi-faith climate day of action, co-sponsored by ...

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Voices to amplify in quest for climate justice

Greta Thunberg

Climate change has got to be the most popular words of our time, everyone has heard it, and everyone says it too. People around the world are demanding climate justice from various stakeholders in the environment: polluters and destroyer industries. Greta Thunberg has become the face of climate strike in the world Climate justice is used for framing global warming ...

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Defending black life, a commitment to climate justice, say campaigners

George Floyd

In the light of the unrest that has enveloped the U.S. following the death of African-American, George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Executive Director of U.S. Climate Action Network, Keya Chatterjee, insists in a statement that the group must step up to defend black life as part of its commitment to Climate Justice A George Floyd poster COVID-19 has now ...

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Climate justice must be prioritised, say faith-based groups

ACT Alliance

The ACT Alliance, the Lutheran World Federation and the World Council of Churches, have called for a prioritisation of climate justice as US President Donald Trump on Thursday, June 1, 2017 issued executive order withdrawing the US from the Paris Climate Agreement.  They express deep dismay at the development, which they believe goes against global commitments to address climate change. The ...

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Need to enthrone climate justice in negotiations

Nnimmo Bassey

Rights activist, Nnimmo Bassey, at the Nigerian side event – Taking Climate Action for Sustainable Development – on Thursday at the UNGA in New York, submits that it is time to robustly enthrone climate justice in the climate negotiations I thank my president and the minister of environment for providing this August space to outline the strides Nigeria is making ...

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GHG emission: Need for climate justice

Coal-Fired-Power-Plant

The shining of the sun all through the day and the continuous falling of rain do not necessarily mean climate change. We should bear in mind that these characteristics are good examples of weather condition while the melting of ice in the Polar Regions and extreme temperature in the Tropical Regions can be attributed to climate change. It is apparent ...

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Climate justice: Spectre at the Paris feast

Paris Agreement

Michael Donoghue writes in this issue that Pacific Islanders are responsible for only a tiny fraction of GHG emissions, yet they are suffering the worst effects of global warming. This unjust situation should be at the heart of the climate debate but was overshadowed in Paris by the much-acclaimed progress made elsewhere. We would question how much progress can truly be made ...

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