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

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

By Bertha Letsoko, Campaigner at African Climate Reality Project  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…

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

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…

Empowering Women: Unveiling the Impact of the Climate Crisis

Empowering Women: Unveiling the Impact of the Climate Crisis

Allow us to share the inspiring tale of two young girls residing in the enchanting city of Alexandria, Egypt, nestled along the beautiful shores of the Mediterranean Sea. Yet, beneath the city’s captivating beauty, lurks the ominous threat of the climate crisis, looming over its future. Nour and Nada Mohamed, are two remarkable African Climate…

They say “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”.

They say “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”.

A few days after returning to Cameroon from COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh Egypt, I had to prepare for the UN Global Climate Change Summit in the United States of America. I was still basking in the warmth of the memories of my first Conference of the Parties, sponsored by the African Climate Reality Project (ACRP),…

Food gardens have mental health benefits for all

Food gardens have mental health benefits for all

The climate crisis is intrinsically linked to social justice issues. From natural disasters to the burning of fossil fuels and extreme weather events, we are seeing how vulnerable, marginalised communities are and continue to be most impacted by the climate crisis. Autistic individuals are one of the groups vulnerable to climate impacts given that they…

“YOUR VOICE MATTERS. ACTUALLY, NO IT DOESN’T.”

“YOUR VOICE MATTERS. ACTUALLY, NO IT DOESN’T.”

How the African Development Bank kicked civil society to the curb at COP 26. It was one of the biggest announcements at COP 26 so far. “Twenty countries pledge end to finance for overseas fossil fuels,” proclaimed the headline in the Guardian. The bottom line here is that leading economies including the US and the UK…

24 Hours of Reality: St John the Divine’s Orphan Outreach

24 Hours of Reality: St John the Divine’s Orphan Outreach

On the 29th of October, the African Climate Reality Project (ACRP) participated in Climate Reality’s annual 24 Hours of Reality event at Saint John the Divines Orphan Outreach Centre in Mohlakeng, Johannesburg. 24 Hours of Reality is a global day of action undertaken by thousands of Climate Reality Leaders around the world. This year’s theme, “Let’s Get Real” had Climate…

Sparking Climate Justice Conversations at the Grassroots

Sparking Climate Justice Conversations at the Grassroots

In April 2021, the African Climate Reality Project launched a powerful documentary series, Not on Our Soil – A Climate Justice Reality to share the stories of the active citizens working in communities on the ground in South Africa fighting for an equitable and sustainable future for all. The docuseries, produced in partnership with ReWild…

Climate Reality Leaders meet with the AfDB on the sidelines of the 57th AnnualGeneral Meeting in Accra.

Climate Reality Leaders meet with the AfDB on the sidelines of the 57th AnnualGeneral Meeting in Accra.

Some Climate Reality Leaders (CRLs) in Ghana led by Chibeze Ezekiel (Country Mentor) met key officials of the African Development Bank (AfDB) during the bank’s recent AGM held from 23rd – 27th May in Accra to discuss the Position Paper submitted to the bank last year as well as deliberate on ways of strengthening work…