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Early victory in #CancelCoal case

Early victory in #CancelCoal case

13 December 2022

In an early victory for #CancelCoal applicants, yesterday the Pretoria High Court ordered the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy to release records relating to the decision to include new coal power in the 2019 Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity (IRP), and to the 2020 Ministerial determination for new coal issued under the IRP. The… continued

COP27 Diary: Winding down, winding up

COP27 Diary: Winding down, winding up

16 November 2022

CER Climate Advocacy Lawyer, Brandon Abdinor, and CER Head of Communications, Lerato Balendran, will be using a local lens to discuss themes and developments from this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference, the COP27 summit, taking place from 6 to 18 November 2022 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. NovEMBER 18:  winding down, winding up The “climate… continued

South Africa must lead at COP27, and accelerate the Just Transition at home

South Africa must lead at COP27, and accelerate the Just Transition at home

5 November 2022

With the Conference of the Parties under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, known as COP27 underway in Sharm el-Sheikh, the LAC campaign – which includes Earthlife Africa, groundWork and the Centre for Environmental Rights, calls on the South African government to play a leading role at COP27, and to stand in solidarity with developing and climate vulnerable countries,… continued

Supporting activists through GBV workshops

Supporting activists through GBV workshops

3 November 2022

The Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) has collaborated with the Mining and Environmental Justice Community Network of South Africa (MEJCON-SA) and the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) to host a series of workshops around the country on gender-based violence (GBV) and harassment. The workshops took place in Lephalale and Sekhukhune in… continued

Will South Africa’s ‘green deal’ deliver as promised?

Will South Africa’s ‘green deal’ deliver as promised?

18 October 2022

Article originally published by Mail & Guardian. When first announced with fanfare at COP26 in November 2021, climate and environmental justice groups in South Africa cautiously welcomed a partnership between the governments of South Africa, the US, the UK, France, Germany and the EU to mobilise $8.5-billion (R131-billion) over the next three to five years to… continued

Rights & Remedies 2022: "This course has multiplied our power"

Rights & Remedies 2022: “This course has multiplied our power”

6 October 2022

On Friday 23 September, the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) hosted the graduation ceremony of the 6th edition of our annual Environmental Rights and Remedies Course for environmental justice activists. After two years of hosting the course virtually due to Covid-19, the CER welcomed 14 environmental justice activists from across the country to participate in… continued

Why gas is dirty and dangerous

Why gas is dirty and dangerous

4 October 2022

A new factsheet on the harms of gas brings together global scientific evidence and expert local research to show why investing in gas as an energy source in South Africa is unnecessary, economically risky and comes with a number of public health and climate change threats. Over the last 18 months there has been an… continued

Gas power plans for Eskom not the solution to electricity crisis

Gas power plans for Eskom not the solution to electricity crisis

21 September 2022

According to a broad coalition of environmental and climate justice groups, government’s current plans to procure an additional 3000 megawatts of new gas power are vague, unnecessary and threaten the Constitutional rights of people living in South Africa. Environmental and climate justice groups groundWork, the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA), Natural Justice and the… continued

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