As 350Africa.org we decided to create a Climate Change election guide in an effort to get our partners on the ground more engaged but also to start the climate conversation before the elections and hear what people thought about it and if they would sway their votes based on political parties positions on some climate related themes.
350Africa.org calls on the DBSA to develop a stand-alone fossil fuel strategy that fully excludes coal and integrates climate change strategies across their operations to meeting South Africa’s fair share of keeping warming to 1.5C as communicated by the worlds foremost collection of climate scientists.
As we head to the polls here in South Africa, which party will work on equitably transforming us from the biggest carbon polluter on the continent to a climate action taking, renewable energy superpower? And if you’re a voter who wants to support a party that really cares about taking climate action, then where should you put your X on May 8th?
Coal has devastating impacts on human health the world over, and Standard Bank’s glaring omission tells us that while there are cleaner energy sources available, they’d prefer to pollute our lungs with coal power, although perhaps a bit more efficiently than before.