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Not Under Our Watch: Greenpeace Africa Responds to East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline Deal

April 2021

Uganda, Tanzania and oil firms Total and CNOOC have signed agreements to kickstart the construction of a Sh371.7 billion ($3.5 billion) 1,440 Kilometers long crude oil pipeline

An Economy in Decline: Exploring the role of Renewable Energy to reverse youth unemployment

April 2021

To effectively achieve equitable turn-around of the economy, the government needs to prioritise absorption of the youth in the workforce by scaling up infrastructure projects that create employment in urban…

5 Reasons to Save the Okavango Delta

March 2021

Youth climate activists in the Namibian capital, along with several other environmental and human rights groups, reacted with international calls from all fronts to prevent the impending environmental catastrophe in…

Fridays for Future: ReconAfrica’s Kavango oil and gas play is ‘carbon bomb’ with projected 1/6 of world’s remaining CO2 budget

March 2021

Fridays For Future Windhoek revealed that the oil and gas ‘play’ of Canadian ReconAfrica in the Kavango region of Namibia and Botswana risks destroying global attempts

Urge the Namibian President to Save the Okavango Delta - Youth Climate Activists

March 2021

After months of protests and campaigning, youth climate activists in Namibia are urging the public to send an email to Namibian President H.E. Dr. Hage G. Geingob to save the…

Greenpeace Africa Responds to Minister Gwede Mantashe's announcement of Bid-window 5

March 2021

18 March 2021, Johannesburg — In response to Minister Gwede Mantashe’s media briefing on the statue of the energy sector, Greenpeace Africa’s Climate and Energy Campaigner Thandile Chinyavanhu has said:

Op-Ed | Why implementing NDCs in Kenya is long overdue

March 2021

In December 2020, Kenya revised and resubmitted it’s National Determined Contributions to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Greenpeace Africa Responds to DEFF R2.9bn Irregular Expenditure

February 2021

23 February 2021, Johannesburg — In response to the Auditor General’s report revealing irregular and wasteful expenditure by the Department of Environment, Forest and Fisheries (DEFF), to the tune of…

Greenpeace Africa responds to worsening Gauteng air quality

February 2021

Air pollution in South Africa has reached dangerously unhealthy levels. Twice in the last week residents across several communities in Johannesburg and Pretoria were exposed to high levels of Sulphur…

Ramaphosa must not "mess up" Just Transition: SONA

February 2021

In response to President Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address (SONA) this evening, Greenpeace Africa Climate and Energy Campaigner Nhlanhla Sibisi has said:

Making room for Co-creation in 2021

February 2021

Global climate strike in Johannesburg, South Africa. Across the globe, millions of people have taken to the streets to demand action on climate.

Greenpeace Applauds KPLC’s Plan to Switch to Solar and Wind

February 2021

Kenya Power plans to cut the cost of electricity bills in the country by replacing its thermal power stations with solar and wind electricity generating machines

Greenpeace Africa condemns Creecy’s misinformation campaign

February 2021

Johannesburg, 2 February 2021 —  In response to the lawsuit filed against her by environmental NGOs groundWork and the Vukani Environmental Justice Movement, Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF)…

Outbreaks of waterborne diseases due to cyclones

January 2021

Eloise is the third major cyclone to hit Southern Africa since 2019, causing displacement, destruction of homes, schools, crops and vital infrastructure in Mozambique, as well as Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Botswana

“Thoughts and prayers alone won’t suffice”: Greenpeace Africa calls for coordinated climate action following cyclone Eloise

January 2021

President Filipe Nyusi is set to embark on a trip to areas affected by Cyclone Eloise, as damages are being assessed in Mozambique and neighboring countries, after it struck three…

Greenpeace Africa responds to Ramaphosa's Davos address

January 2021

26 January 2021, Johannesburg — Responding to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s comments at the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda this morning, Greenpeace Africa’s Climate and Energy Campaign Manager Happy Khambule has…

Climate change and overfishing - an explosive cocktail in West Africa

January 2021

Torn between the advancement of desertification and drought on the one hand and floods, sea level increases and coastal erosion on the other, the West African region, which has 340…

Greenpeace Africa statement on the Engen Wentworth Oil Refinery Explosion

December 2020

The explosion at the Engen Oil Refinery in Wentworth, Durban is the third environmental disaster to occur in KwaZulu-Natal within the past three months, the former being Transnet’s crude oil…

Renewable Energy is key in closing the gap for off-grid rural communities.

December 2020

Rural communities have so far not been able to access stable and affordable power. Renewable energy should be used to bridge the gap for off-grid communities and reduce the effects…

Barbara Creecy’s big announcement better late than never: Greenpeace Africa

December 2020

30 November 2020, Johannesburg -- The Department of Environment, Forest and Fisheries’ (DEFF) announced Monday to pursue criminal prosecution against Eskom for non-compliance with air pollution standards and supplying false…

SOUTH AFRICA'S SO2 EMISSIONS DROP IN 2019, NO THANKS TO GOVERNMENT

November 2020

Johannesburg, 23 November 2020 — South Africa saw a sharp decrease in Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) emissions in 2019, bringing the country’s emissions to their lowest level on record, according to…

Mauritius after three months: 10 unanswered questions following the oil spill

November 2020

On August 6, Mauritius local time, the MV Wakashio began to leak it's heavy fuel oil offshore of Pointe d'Esny, south of Mauritius, two weeks after the Japanese bulk carrier…

DMRE must prioritise energy democracy, renewable energy

October 2020

This morning, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) Minister Gwede Mantashe gazetted amendments to the Electricity Regulations on New Generation Capacity.

Sasol's pockets swell while SA's air quality suffers

October 2020

Sasol, South Africa's second largest emitter of greenhouse gases, received a R6.5 billion boost in profits last year as a result of their exemption from carbon tax

What we learn about power from a decade of climate change

October 2020

Climate change affects all of us, although in different ways. Where do we find the power to tackle one of the planet's greatest existential threats? Not in policy, but in…

Global SO2 emissions drop in 2019 - Greenpeace global ranking

October 2020

JAnthropogenic sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions fell globally in 2019, reveals a new analysis of NASA satellite data by Greenpeace India and the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air…

Volunteer Blog | Fuelling the Fire

September 2020

This period is defined by the way human activities have impacted biophysical processes which, in turn, have begun to degrade natural ecosystems and the benefits we are able to obtain…

Analysis Exposes American Chemistry Council’s “Chemical Recycling” Fantasy

September 2020

A new Greenpeace report, Deception by the Numbers, examines 52 projects touted by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) as “chemical” or “advanced” recycling, finding that many are either not viable…

Greenpeace Africa on floods and thousands displaced in Senegal: “Community aid is not enough. Bold climate action needed to prevent more floods”

September 2020

Dakar, 7 September 2020 – Senegal found itself submerged under water, after extraordinary floods yesterday, with more rainfall in one day than the total amount that usually falls during the…

Looming threat of second oil spill in Mauritius: Greenpeace calls for transparency

September 2020

On August 31, around 19.30 Mauritius local time, a barge carrying oil from the stricken Japanese iron-ore vessel The Wakashio collided with a tug boat pulling it.

Dead and ailing dolphins on Mauritius' shores: Greenpeace calls for investigation

August 2020

At least four dead and four ailing dolphins were found stranded this morning on Mauritius’ shores, one month after Japanese vessel MV Wakashio ran aground, causing an oil spill.

Renewable Energy is the Key to Cheaper Electricity in Kenya

August 2020

As the country strives to meet the goal of universal access to electricity, huge development needs to take place in Kenya’s energy sector.

They spilled oil all over my home. This is what I have to say

August 2020

Our beautiful island is known for its gorgeous turquoise blue sea with silky sand beaches, beautiful mountains, waterfalls, rainforests, and even the wildlife.give my life for my pets. And…

3 Reasons We Don't Say Climate Change Anymore

August 2020

Talking about climate change requires critical language skills. Is it really an accurate way to describe one of the planet's biggest existential threats?

Eskom court ruling kicks consumers while we're down

July 2020

This week, the high court ruled in favour of Eskom in its legal battle with the National Energy Regulator NERSA, allowing Eskom to implement further…

2 000 MW emergency power won't fix a broken system

July 2020

22 July 2020, Johannesburg — This week, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy announced that bid documentation for 2 000MW of emergency power would be released in the coming…

Reusables are just as safe: The Covid-19 pandemic is accelerating single-use plastic pollution

June 2020

 More than 125 health experts, including virologists, epidemiologists, emergency room doctors, and specialists in public health and food packaging safety, have signed a statement on the safety of reusables during…

Keep Your Promise Mr. President, We Need 100% Green Energy This Year

June 2020

Kenya has been severely hit by unseasonable heavy rains and an unprecedented infestation of locusts, that is devastating agricultural production. Heavy floods that are hitting the country have resulted in…

The Story of Plastic is an eye opener into the global plastic pollution crisis

June 2020

What does an anti-oil & gas activist in Houston, Texas, have in common with a lawyer advocating for plastic bag bans in Jakarta, Indonesia, and a waste picker in Delhi,…

Eskom seeks to deepen South Africa's air pollution crisis

May 2020

15 May 2020, Johannesburg — Media reported today that Eskom is seeking to delay the closure of three of its ancient coal-fired power stations – Grootvlei, Camden and Hendrina. In…

Greenpeace Africa disgusted by Dr Khumalo's comments on radio amid pandemic

April 2020

02 April 2020, Johannesburg — This morning, South Africa’s National Air Quality Officer (NAQO), Dr Thuli Khumalo, appeared on SAFM to discuss the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries’ last-minute…

SA government gazettes approval for air pollution increases

March 2020

Johannesburg, 28 March 2020 — Barbara Creecy, Minister of the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries this week gazetted the doubling of the minimum emissions standards for Sulphur Dioxide (SO2),…

Water is central to our humanity - Greenpeace Africa

March 2020

22 March 2020, Johannesburg — This World Water Day, the nexus of coal, water security, and air pollution is at the centre of the discussion for Greenpeace Africa. South Africa’s…

Ramaphosa waking up to the future: Greenpeace Africa

March 2020

04 March 2020, Johannesburg — On Tuesday, Ramaphosa expressed interest to the media in the idea of selling off Eskom’s ageing fleet of coal-fired power stations. In response, Happy Khambule,…

Greenpeace Africa Lauds Plans to Roll Out Off-Grid Solar Electricity in Kenya

February 2020

Nairobi, 20 February 2020 — Responding to the news that the Government of Kenya has partnered with the World Bank to finance off-grid solar projects in Kenya,  Amos Wemanya, Greenpeace…

Anti-air pollution activists released without charge pending further investigation

February 2020

Centurion, 17 February, 2020 – Ten anti-air pollution activists have been released on bail by the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court after being held overnight at the Sunnyside Police Station. The activists…

UPDATE: Arrested Greenpeace Africa activists to appear at Pretoria Magistrate's Court

February 2020

Pretoria, 17 Feb 2020 – Ten Greenpeace Africa activists are waiting to appear this morning at the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court. The team of activists were arrested yesterday afternoon after running…

Greenpeace Africa activists demand Clean Air Now at international T20 cricket match

February 2020

Centurion, 16 February 2020 — This afternoon, at least six Greenpeace Africa activists wearing superhero costumes leapt onto the SuperSport Park cricket field during the international T20 match between England…

SONA a lightbulb moment for Ramaphosa

February 2020

Johannesburg, 13 February 2020 — In response to the President’s State of the Nation address, Greenpeace Africa’s Political Advisor, Happy Khambule, has said: “Greenpeace Africa welcomes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement…

Koeberg nearing capacity: government playing with fire

November 2019

26 November 2019, Johannesburg — Responding to media reports that Koeberg’s onsite spent fuel storage capacity is 90% full and will be completely full by April 2020, Melita Steele, Greenpeace…