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OUR KEY OBJECTIVES

Capacitated Communities

Support and mobilise over 2000 Climate Reality Leaders across Africa.

International Cooperation

Amplify African voices and demands in climate policy spaces and on the international stage.

CLIMATE EDUCATION NOW

Improve climate literacy and spark climate conversations at all levels.

CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION

Promote the climate justice conversation through a lens that prioritizes an inclusive and fair shift towards sustainability, with a focus on African perspectives.

African Led Solutions

Support and coordinate African-centred climate solutions.

Public Finance

Place pressure on Public Finance Institutions to make investments that are socially and environmentally responsible.

Our Community in Action

📢CALL FOR NIGERIA COUNTRY LEAD!
Are you a CRL from Nigeria passionate about leading county activities? Submit your letter of interest and a one pager of your advocacy action via acrpwestafrica@trees.org.za #TheAfricaWeWant

The African Development Bank's Annual General Meeting is coming up! What does this pivotal event mean for Africa?

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Audrey Simbiso Chidawanyika who is an educator from Zimbabwe shares her experiences of #ACY2024 so far! Day 3 has been an insight session on how youth csn engage directly with policy and centering African led solutions @SYNDGhana

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LATEST NEWS & FEATURES

OPINION | Earth Day: Informal waste pickers lead fight against Africa’s plastic pollution

Our continent is bursting with vibrant ecosystems and biodiversity, yet faces a growing threat: plastic pollution.  

With the theme of Earth Day 2024 being “Planet vs Plastics”, Africa faces an increasing challenge. Plastic pollution is so pervasive on the continent that you will even find its effects on Mount Kilimanjaro. Tanzanian authorities have since introduced a single-use plastic ban across the country, and speaks to the need for more action around single-use plastics.

South Africa’s Draft Integrated Resource Plan: Communities in the Dark

As a campaigner and activist working in socially vulnerable communities for a decade, I have been eagerly awaiting the release of South Africa’s Draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP2023). But now that it’s here, I can’t help but feel incredibly disappointed. The IRP is supposed to be a comprehensive document that outlines the assumptions about electricity demand and supply, economic conditions, and costs of generating enough electricity to meet the needs of the country. It is meant to be a roadmap for South Africa’s energy future, published by the Minister of Mineral Resource and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, but it falls short in many ways.

Navigating the climate change – food system crisis for under-resourced communities

World Food Day is celebrated annually on the 16th of October, with one of its primary aims to raise awareness of the inequalities when it comes to access to nutritious food. This is exacerbated in under-resourced communities in Africa where a number of socioeconomic factors are concerned.

Food security is a fundamental human right, and yet, climate change threatens to undermine it, especially in developing countries such as South Africa where climate induced drought, and rising food prices are jeopardising access to food. Food security is defined as the availability, accessibility, and affordability of nutritious food.

Africa Can Rise To The Climate Challenge

Every year, Africa Day gives us the chance to celebrate the diversity and success of our continent and highlight its cultural and economic potential. 

The theme for Africa Day 2023 is “accelerating the development and diffusion of emerging technologies for a green, inclusive and resilient Africa”.

Africa can rise to the climate challenge if it embraces its own potential. The African Climate Reality Project (ACRP) plays a key role in strengthening citizen engagement through awareness and capacity-building programs and training.

"Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every sector of society."

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