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Blogs from around Africa.

  • Building a global anti-coal movement

    Blogpost by Melita Steele - June 29, 2013 at 7:44

    More than 90% of South Africa’s electricity already comes from dirty, dangerous coal. So really, every time we use electricity, we are burning coal.

    But burning coal is one of the most destructive practices on the planet: polluting our air, wasting... Read more >

  • Runaway forest fires show how RSPO is not enough

    Blogpost by Bustar Maitar - June 28, 2013 at 10:45

    Forest Fires in Sumatra © Ulet  Ifansasti / Greenpeace

    The forest fires that have set Sumatra ablaze and engulfed the region with record-breaking air pollution remind us that forest destruction is very real. It’s a problem with global effects and demands global solutions. That is why Greenpeace is h... Read more >

  • Resolute’s lawsuit for $7 million aims to silence criticism

    Blogpost by Greenpeace Canada - June 21, 2013 at 12:22
    Greenpeace Canada promised today that it would not be silenced by a $7 million defamation lawsuit by the country’s largest logging company, Resolute Forest Products (TSX: RFP).

    Backed by a growing number of social justice, freedom of speech and e... Read more >

  • Will the World Bank act boldly?

    Blogpost by Kaisa Kosonen - June 20, 2013 at 14:07

    Unprecedented heatwaves, widespread food shortages, more intense cyclones and shifting rain patterns causing floods or droughts are just some of the future problems outlined in the World Bank's latest climate report today.

    Following its groundbre... Read more >

  • Unplugging Coal

    Blogpost by Taahir Chagan - June 18, 2013 at 12:08

    The statistics are scary.

    Just a few weeks ago – Witbank, home to no less than 11 coal fired power stations - was proven to have some of the dirtiest air in the world.

    The dirtiest air in the world, right here on our doorstep.

    In addition, a rece... Read more >

  • 2012 – the record-breaking renewable energy year

    Blogpost by Ruth Mhlanga - June 14, 2013 at 9:53

    On Tuesday, the REN21 Global Status Report for 2012 was released, showing last year was a record-breaking year for renewable energy worldwide. This is despite policy makers dragging their feet about supporting ambitious renewable energy policies.

    The... Read more >

  • We can, must and should end the age of coal

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - June 12, 2013 at 14:36

    Coal threatens everything we love and treasure and we now have new research to establish this in our report "Silent Killers". We must stand together and bring an end to the age of coal. Our renewed fight will kick off on the 29th of June with a... Read more >

  • Is it possible to go plastic-free?

    Blogpost by Dianne Mc Alpine - June 12, 2013 at 13:54

    We have heard it over and over – our dependence on plastic as human beings is destroying the environment faster than we can ask for a plastic bag at your favourite retailer.

    A floating island the size of Texas can be found in the Pacific Ocean; an ac... Read more >

  • Delight to Disappointment as Herakles Farms’ suspension order lifted

    Blogpost by Irene Wabiwa - June 6, 2013 at 13:10

    There was dancing in the streets of Mundemba and Fabe when the news came two weeks ago that the Cameroonian government had suspended Herakles Farms’ forest clearing operations.

    Communities in this region of South West Cameroon, who had feared that th... Read more >

  • Together we have the power to protect the oceans

    Blogpost by Dianne Mc Alpine - June 6, 2013 at 9:04

    Oceans do not separate us, they connect us together.

    They are beautiful, ruthless, and expansive; they have abundant life within them that we respect and revere but, sadly, they are also being overexploited by industrial fishing fleets, devastated ... Read more >

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