The Life After Coal/Impilo Ngaphandle Kwamalahle campaign is a well-established joint campaign by Earthlife Africa, groundWork, and the Centre for Environmental Rights. We aim to discourage the development of new coal-fired power stations and mines; reduce emissions from existing coal infrastructure and encourage a coal phase-out; and enable a just transition to sustainable energy systems for the people.
Green Corridors is a Durban based social-purpose, nonprofit and impact-focused organization that aims to see communities thrive in balance with the habitats around them. Green Corridors co-creates open spaces in key areas around Durban that balance environmental ‘musts’ with the challenges and opportunities of the communities that live, work and thrive within them. From these spaces we run a range of projects focused on ecotourism, youth development and environmental management.
Green Corridors seeks to appoint a Durban based dynamic, creative, passionate marketing manager.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says one in four deaths worldwide are due to environmental factors like air, water and soil pollution, as well as unsafe roads and workplace stress.
In a press statement, WHO estimates 12.6 million people died in 2012 as a result of living and working in unhealthy environments, 23 percent of all deaths reported globally.
WHO head, Margaret Chan, points out that, "If countries do not take actions to make environments where people live and work healthy, millions will continue to become ill and die too young."
USB-Ed’s Impumelelo: The Stellenbosch Academy for Social Innovations Centre, in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, are bringing project presenters in water, sanitation, recycling, and waste management from the e’Thekwini and Drakenstein Municipalities to present to a key group of public managers drawn from the Gauteng municipalities and region.
Health Economic and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD) is a self-funded, applied research unit based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban. HEARD conducts a range of research-from pure to applied- seeking to support all those intent on designing interventions to reduce the HIV pandemic in all sectors in the SADC and East Africa region. Its research agenda is driven by current issues and is aimed at producing knowledge and evidence critical to informed policies and actions.
Innovations in HIV Prevention in Africa
By IPS Correspondents
South Africa is Africa’s largest economy and the continent’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases. The country’s emissions per capita are on par with those of the United Kingdom, and more than twice as high as China’s emissions by the same measure.
South Africa is presently responsible for about half of Africa’s emissions, with 80 percent of its estimated 400 million metric tonnes of CO2 coming from the energy sector alone.
Environmental organisations have called on the World Health Organisation (WHO) to appeal to the government to take action on the contamination of South Africa’s water resources, which they say could lead to environmental disaster and health problems for Witwatersrand residents.
The National Water Forum, the Federation for a Sustainable Environment for the Olifants River and the National Taxpayers Union have, in a letter to Mary Anne Groepe of WHO in the country, describe the growing crisis as a ‘time bomb’.
19 January 2010
From: Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (Acid Mine Drainage Working Group)
Endorsed by: Legal Resources Centre, Federation for a Sustainable Environment, The GreenHouse People's Environment Centre, Public Environmental Arbiters
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South Africa can cut its annual greenhouse gas emissions by more than 200-million tonnes by 2050 without sacrificing economic growth if it uses energy more efficiently and increases wind and solar power production, according to Greenpeace.
Greenpeace’s Brad Smith points out that South Africa could find economic opportunity, becoming the continent's hub for green technologies now more commonly found in North America, Asia and Europe.
It is unrealistic for developing countries to commit to carbon emission targets because of their economic status. This is according to Environment Minister, Buyelwa Sonjica.
Sonjica says the government will not sign any deal at the upcoming climate change conference that will compromise the country’s economic development chances.