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SA to join global march against climate change

Friday 15 November 2013 07:43

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Environmental activists have been campaigning for clean, affordable and sustainable energy solutions for years-

Environmental activists have been campaigning for clean, affordable and sustainable energy solutions for years-(SABC)

Civil society organisations, environmental activists and concerned citizens will march against climate change in Johannesburg on Saturday.

The worldwide protests coincide with the 19th Conference of the Parties in Warsaw where several thousand representatives from a wide range of domestic and international organisations are pushing for the political commitment to sustainable development and the prevention of catastrophic climate change.

The day will commence with a drumming session highlighting an urgent need for environmental justice while other stunts will point out the risks of pollution and environmental degradation.

Similar actions are planned across the world urging governments and political leaders to take meaningful steps in preventing catastrophic climate change.

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg, Senior Programme Coordinator, Makoma Lekalakala says, “We have been campaigning for clean, affordable and sustainable energy solutions for years. The findings of the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 5th Assessment support our claim for immediate action by the South African government.”

Lekalakala says, “Sustainable and just energy solutions are available, but instead of using them, the South African government and big businesses fuel our country's addiction to coal and willingly destroy our livelihoods for the greed of a few.”

The march will start at the Peter Roos Park and end at the Anglo American Headquarters.

See march route below:


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