The Climate Justice Coalition

A coalition of South African trade unions, grassroots, community-based and non-profit organisations.

If we are to overcome the power of polluters and politicians blocking action on climate justice, it is going to take all of us fighting together. That is why the Climate Justice Coalition (CJC) is coming together to build a deeper, stronger, and more powerful movement. 

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


Our young 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.




Connected to our Green New Eskom campaign, we are pushing for change at the biggest obstacle to a just climate, energy and mining future – the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy under Minister Gwede Mantashe. We are taking a stand against their harmful, polluting, & corrupt agenda. On September 22nd, 2021 we will be mobilising at DMRE offices across the country. For more details and to get involved, visit:


Our coalition is working to transform the largest climate polluter on the continent – South Africa’s national utility, Eskom. Our #GreenNewEskom campaign is demanding a rapid and just transition to a more socially owned renewable energy powered economy, providing clean, safe & affordable energy for all, with no worker and community left behind in the transition. Get involved & demand a Green New Eskom at:

Just Recovery

Our coalition is demanding a just recovery from the social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. We need a recovery that puts people and planet first, not corporate profits and polluters. We have released a report envisioning a just and transformative recovery. We also hosted a national art competition encouraging people to envision a just recovery for South Africa. For more information visit 

Just Us and the Climate Podcast

The Climate Justice Coalition is developing popular education programs on climate justice. As part of those efforts, we host a podcast called Just Us and the Climate. The podcast aims to show how climate change is not only a crisis, but an opportunity to build a better, more just world. It is freely available online, is open access and free for use at:


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