We must reject the government’s dirty energy plans

We must reject the government’s dirty energy plans

This year’s Integrated Resources Plan is horrifying 20 March 2024 | By Alex Lenferna, Ferron Pedro, Promise Mabilo, Motlatsi Makhasane and Bertha Letsoko The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy is trying to lock the public and Eskom into a dirty, expensive, and unreliable energy future, say the authors. Archive photo: Ashraf Hendricks Earlier this…

ACRP maintains calls for more ambitious commitments from developed countries and for African solutions to be championed

ACRP maintains calls for more ambitious commitments from developed countries and for African solutions to be championed

Johannesburg, South Africa, December 14, 2023 – The African Climate Reality Project (ACRP), is concerned with the outcome of COP28, the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference, which took place in Dubai. While acknowledging progress on issues including adaptation finance, with pledges of $134 million, and the Loss and Damage fund, with pledges of $792…

African Climate Reality Project Advocates for Climate Justice and Equity at COP28 in Dubai

African Climate Reality Project Advocates for Climate Justice and Equity at COP28 in Dubai

Dubai, Wednesday, 29 November 2023. As world leaders and decision-makers gather in Dubai for the 28th United Nations Conference (COP28), The African Climate Reality Project (ACRP), calls for ambitious commitments to the equitable phase out of fossil fuels, fair financing, and adaptation to be placed higher on the agenda. As Africans, we call for the…

Radio 786 Interview: Reflections on the Africa Summit

Radio 786 Interview: Reflections on the Africa Summit

Date: 14 September 2023 Listen to our campaigner, Courtney Morgan discuss her attendance at the Africa Climate Summit on Radio 786, where many Africans are now questioning whether their priorities were truly addressed, and if they were once again let down by diplomatic setbacks and misaligned negotiations. Guests: – Courtney Morgan, a member of the…

Channel Africa Radio Interview: African Climate Reality Project Campaigner reflects on the Africa Climate Summit

Channel Africa Radio Interview: African Climate Reality Project Campaigner reflects on the Africa Climate Summit

Date: 6 September 2023 African leaders and campaigners don’t seem to be on the same page over the way forward for the continent as critical issues are debated at the first Africa Climate Summit currently underway in Nairobi Kenya.  While some countries have been making strides with greener energy access, other African nations with large…

News24 article: OPINION | Nairobi declaration: A missed opportunity to raise ambition for climate action in Africa

News24 article: OPINION | Nairobi declaration: A missed opportunity to raise ambition for climate action in Africa

Date: 12 September 2023 The major public statement to emerge from policymaker discussions at Africa Climate Week was the Nairobi Declaration which was disappointing for civil society, as it missed the opportunity to raise ambitions and financing in Africa, made very little mention of gender, and did not emphasise the urgent need for adaptation on…

Climate Change Curriculum to be introduced to South African schools

Climate Change Curriculum to be introduced to South African schools

The African Climate Reality Project (ACRP), and its host organisation, Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) have created a compelling and powerful programme to address climate literacy at high school level, by empowering learners with the values, and attitudes to become active citizens. The role of education in addressing the climate crisis has become increasingly…