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Centre for Environmental Rights – Advancing Environmental Rights in South Africa

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We are activist lawyers who work with communities and civil society organisations in South Africa to realise our Constitutional right to a healthy environment by advocating and litigating for environmental justice. We seek a just, equitable, compassionate society which is resilient, celebrates diversity, and respects the inter-dependence between people and the environment.

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Statement: South Africa must walk the talk at COP26

Statement: South Africa must walk the talk at COP26

13 October 2021

The Life After Coal campaign (comprising the environmental justice groups groundWork and Earthlife Africa, and public interest environmental law group the Centre for Environmental Rights) calls on South Africa to meet the lower bound of its new climate target range by accelerating the coal phase-out and renewable energy build, and to lead on demanding increased… continued

Deadly Air: Eskom is now world’s most polluting power company

Deadly Air: Eskom is now world’s most polluting power company

6 October 2021

New research from the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) shows that Eskom is now the largest emitter of health-harming sulfur dioxide (SO2) in the world. These findings stand in stark contrast to the World Health Organisation’s recently updated guidelines on ambient air quality and highlight the fact that unless Eskom complies… continued

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