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From Cape Town to Amman, #WeFightClimateChange

There’s something I’ve been struggling with lately: the image of suited world leaders meeting in giant conference rooms at COP21 in Paris in December that just doesn’t fit with the real image of climate change that so many people are facing across our continent. The Paris negotiations could potentially send a signal that world governments (More...)

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Lots of attention from the climate road shows and rallies in Malawi

Last Friday, 15th August, 350.org Malawi Global Power Shift team held road shows and public rallies in both Blantyre and Lilongwe to raise awareness on sustainable, renewable energy and mobilise youth and communities on climate change mitigation and adaptation. The road shows included talks on climate change, energy saving practices, waste management and highlighting what (More...)

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Fight against climate change in South Africa gets boost as Archbishop Emeritus Tutu endorses student call for University of Cape Town to go fossil free

[Press Release: issued 27 July 2014] Climate change movement 350.org Africa today welcomed news that South Africa’s Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has endorsed a campaign by students and staff at the University of Cape Town calling on the university to get its money out of fossil fuel investments. In a letter to the university dated (More...)

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Malawi Power Shift off to a great start!

The first climate ambassadors training took place in Blantyre on Wednesday, 30th April. Harvey Chimaliro, team member of GPS Malawi team had reported the excitement and interest amongst participants following the discussions! The training involves equipping participants with different skills sets so they can take action promoting solution based outcomes within the communities and to (More...)

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A wave of Power Shift events in Africa-Arab region

After six months of intense preparations, consultations, drafting, coaching and submission and sometimes rewriting texts, Power Shift projects are getting started one after the other in Africa-Arab world. Two weeks back, team Gabon kicked off with a workshop on climate leadership that gathered 40 young people who will be playing the role of local climate (More...)

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The African Youth Climate Justice Caravan- Winnie’s Diary

Climate organizer and Sauti Project participant, Winnie Asiti, along with 160 other youth embarked on the 15-day African Youth Climate Justice Caravan,  which took them from Nairobi, Kenya across several borders, through rain and shine and all the way to Durban, South Africa. Through these day-by-day diary entries we hope to offer a glimpse of (More...)

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Hilton, South Africa

Girls from St Anne’s Diocesan College show their support for reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. Photo by Claire Lock Arrangement by Ranji Padayachee, Andrew Gilfillan, Megan Randall, Brenda Wereszczuk and Jess ter Wolbeek (More...)

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