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The time for feeling powerless in the face of climate chaos is over

2015 is on track to be the hottest year in recorded history, and this December hundreds of world governments will meet in Paris to try to strike a global climate agreement. It will be the biggest gathering of its kind since 2009, and it’s potentially a big deal for our global movement. In Paris our (More...)

The Kenyan trees that offset climate change, empower smallholder farmers, and boost local economy

The seemingly obvious reason for planting a fruit tree would be to grow fruit. But in Murang’a County in Kenya, smallholder farmers have discovered several other benefits to investing in their environment: provide jobs diversify income boost local economy boost diversity minimise impacts of climate change like landslides help combat climate change Samuel Ndung’u, spent (More...)

The First Divestment Dialogue: Climate change and divestment – what this means for Africa

Join us at Constitution Hill in Joburg tomorrow night for the first in a series of public Climate Change Dialogues. Date:    13th May 2015Time:    Registration from 17h15, Dialogue begins 18h00Venue:  Women’s Gaol, Constitution Hill, JohannesburgRSVP:   adi@350.org Taking inspiration from the anti-Apartheid struggle, the global fossil fuel divestment movement has opened a new front in (More...)

8 ways climate change is already affecting Africa

Right now, the effects of climate change are already being felt by people across Africa. Evidence shows that the change in temperature has affected the health, livelihoods, food productivity, water availability, and overall security of the African people. According to the Climate Change Vulnerability Index for 2015, seven of the ten countries most at risk (More...)