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
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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
The fifth edition of the Centre for Environmental Rights’ (CER) annual Rights & Remedies Course for environmental justice activists kicks off on 4 October 2021 with a theme of Women and Environmental Justice. Women in South Africa face multiple climate-related challenges. Not only does environmental degradation and climate change disproportionately affect women, but women are… continued
Two new expert reports explore what life in South Africa will be like over the course of the next 50 years if we continue with a business-as-usual approach to climate change. Their findings are unequivocal: unless we act now, climate change will become increasingly dangerous, for everyone. The reports, commissioned by the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER)… continued
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Climate Impacts in Southern Africa During the 21st Century
Climate Impacts on Youth and Future Generations
The Psychological Mental Health Consequences of Climate Change in South Africa
Potential Impacts of Proposed New Coal Generation, by Dr. Ranajit Sahu
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