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Cape Town’s #WaterCrisis: What does the future hold? Climate Jobs Monthly Meeting Report [16/11/2017]

The latest Climate Jobs Monthly meeting was held on the 16 Nov 2017. This meeting was held in the context of the Western Cape’s severe water crisis and therefore an agenda was set with a special focus on water. After two

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Million Climate Jobs monthly meeting – Agenda

One Million Climate Jobs Campaign THURSDAY 16th NOVEMBER 2017 9.30 to 12.30 AIDC 129 Rochester Rd, Observatory (MEETING WILL START PROMPTLY AT 9.30!) AGENDA Apologies Introductions THREAT TO THE POOR: Water’s National Norms and Standards – Marthán Theart (CER) CAPE TOWN’S

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A just transition from climate change and unemployment – a trade union perspective

A just transition from climate change and unemployment – a trade union perspective By Joseph Mathunjwa  | 7 November 2017 The Alternative Information & Development Centre’s (AIDC) latest research – One Million Climate Jobs – Moving South Africa forward on

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Record surge in atmospheric CO2 seen in 2016

Record surge in atmospheric CO2 seen in 2016 By Matt McGrath Emissions from human activities have leveled off but concentrations in the atmosphere continue to grow Concentrations of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere surged to a record high in 2016,

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New Climate Jobs Booklet (2017)

It is important for South Africa to transition away from the Mineral Energy Complex to a low carbon economy which meets the basic needs of communities are met in an equitable, sustainable and affordable way. Since 2011, a number of developments

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Political obstacles to a mass renewable energy programme

Political obstacles to a mass renewable energy Programme At the latest One Million Climate Jobs monthly meeting, Mark Swilling’s spoke on the political obstacles to a mass renewable energy programme at the AIDC on the 12 October 2017. Here are

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Cost of health and water impacts of coal still missing from energy plans

Cost of health and water impacts of coal still missing from energy plans by Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) | May 2017 The Life After Coal/Impilo Ngaphandle Kwamalahle campaign,[1] together with Greenpeace Africa, welcome the rigorous research undertaken by the energy unit of the Council

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Fighting for Climate Justice

Fighting for Climate Justice by Phil Hearse Lies, damn lies and statistics, right? Well not always – sometimes statistics dramatise social reality in a graphic way. A year before the devastating floods in India, Bangladesh and Texas, a little-noticed UN report

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South Africa’s coal sector: energy security, ownership, and climate change

South Africa’s coal sector: energy security, ownership, and climate change By: Jesse Burton | Amandla Magazine Issue 49/50 | December 2016 South Africa’s coal sector depends on demand from Eskom, the largest user of coal in the country. For Eskom, cheap

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Why stopping Eskom’s closures can be good for both unions and the environment  

Why stopping Eskom’s closures can be good for both unions and the environment Sean Sweeney | Amandla Magazine Issue 52 | May 2017  So the story goes like this: Eskom announces the early closure of five coal-fired electricity plants, beginning

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