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What Cape Town can learn from Windhoek on surviving droughts

From: The Conversation By: Dian Spear, Southern Africa lead, Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions, University of Cape Town Cape Town is experiencing the worst drought in 100 years. Shutterstock Human population growth, urbanisation, and climate change are all changing

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Our Best Shot at Meeting Paris Goals? Make Energy Public

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A new report finds public ownership is the best way for cities and towns to meet renewable energy and efficiency targets. By: Sarah van Gelder From: YES! Magazine Mayors across the country have vowed to deliver on the goals of

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How We Can Transition To A “Bottom Up” Economy

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Three ways to rewire the economy for equality and ecological sustainability. By Chuck Collins Originally published in YES! Magazzine Resistance to the Trump administration’s attacks on immigrants, climate change policy, and economic fairness has been fierce. But alongside these efforts—from

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A Resistance Movement for the Planet

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Climate change is out of control. It is already too late to avoid soaring temperatures, scarce water, and extreme weather. But the financial structure of capitalism is tied to fossil fuels. Market-based solutions are ineffectual. John Bellamy Foster, a professor

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Is the Cape High Court judgement a fatal blow to South Africa’s nuclear pretentions?

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On 26 April 2017, coincidentally the 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, the Cape High Court presented its judgement on the case brought by Earthlife Africa Johannesburg and the Southern Africa Faith-Communities’ Environmental Institute. The two NGOs were challenging how

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The World at 1°C — Positive Energy

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From: Demand Climate Justice Demand Climate Justice writes about the climate crisis and resistance on a monthly base. This is the third episode of a series on essential climate justice. The first and second episode can be found on the

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Growing food in the post-truth era

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Growing food in the post-truth era by Alana Mann | The Conversation, June 29, 2017 Agribusiness giants cause food insecurity and environmental degradation, while promoting the myth that industrial agriculture can feed the world better than small-scale, family farms. This article is part of

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Drought and floods: Take an umbrella if it’s going to rain

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Drought and floods: Take an umbrella if it’s going to rain By Jeff Rudin Drought? What drought? All the talk in the second week of June is about floods and fires. Unpleasant memories have a short shelf-life; a reminder is

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Changing our attitude to Climate Change

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Responding to potentially catastrophic climate change is a challenge unlike any other in our history. We have the technology to meet this challenge – the barriers are social, political and cultural. So how can we make it happen? Evidence from behaviour

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Million Climate Jobs Meeting 23rd May – Report

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Million Climate Jobs Monthly Meetings have been taking place at AIDC´s premises since 2012. Approximately 25 participants attended the meeting on 23rd May 2017. This time our main agenda item was a presentation on the just transition by Tasneem Essop.

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