The Climate Justice Coalition

An emerging coalition of South African trade unions, civil society and community organisations working together on climate justice.

If we are to overcome the power of the fossil fuel industry and the politicians blocking climate action, it’s going to take all of us fighting together. That’s why is proud to be a founding member and acting secretariat of the Climate Justice Coalition.

Together we are working on advancing a transformative climate justice agenda, which works to tackle inequality, poverty, and unemployment that pervades South Africa. We are advocating for a vision of climate justice which advances environmental, energy, gender, racial, climate, and economic justice together.


Our coalition has a diverse array of members working on a variety of social, labour, health, environmental, energy, education, gender, human rights, and climate justice issues.




Our coalition is working to transform the largest polluter on the continent – South Africa’s national utility, Eskom. Our #EskomIsKillingUs campaign is demanding a rapid and just transition to a renewable energy powered economy providing clean, safe and affordable energy for all, with no worker and community left behind in the transition. For more: click here.

#JustRecovery from Covid19

The COVID-19 pandemic demands swift and unprecedented action from national governments and the international community. Choices being made right now will shape our society for years, if not decades to come. This is a time to be decisive in saving lives, and bold in charting a path to a genuinely healthier and more equitable future through a Just Recovery. For more: click here.


Organisations that would like to join the coalition can email or fill out this form with their details.