Listen to the people, Zuma

Photo | November 24, 2011

As South Africa prepares to host COP17, the international climate negotiations, we urge President Zuma to listen to the people, and not the polluters!

Yesterday we released a new report detailing how carbon-intensive industries -- including Eskom -- are working to delay climate action. 

The report reveals that in fact, our biggest barrier to achieving successful, progressive policies at the international, national, and even sub-national levels is the powerful carbon-intensive industry with its vast army of lobbyists, front groups, and political rolodex.

The behaviour of these powerful corporations flies in the face of common sense – with all of the signs telling us that it would be smarter to bring in strong climate laws, and focus on clean, green energy.

As these corporations have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo, we urge world leaders to listent to the people, and not the polluters!