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Global climate policy in an uncertain state of flux

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Global climate policy in an uncertain state of flux By Martin Khor Global climate change policy is in a state of flux, with all other countries waiting for the United States to decide whether to leave or remain in the

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Waste to Energy

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Climate Jobs Meeting 5th May – Report Waste to Energy Million Climate Jobs Monthly Meetings have been taking place at AIDC´s premises since 2012. Approximately 25 participants attended the meeting on 5th May 2017. This time we welcomed Muna Lakhani

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Power to the People: time for energy justice in Africa

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Power to the People: time for energy justice in Africa by Kumi Naidoo written for Amandla! Magazine Issue 51. This is a call to action. We should not let a dominant faction in the South African government gamble our future on

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Climate Jobs Meeting 5th May – Agenda

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Please join the monthly meeting of the One Million Climate Jobs Campaign on FRIDAY 5th MAY 2017 9.30 to 12.30 @AIDC 129 Rochester Rd, Observatory (MEETING WILL START PROMPTLY AT 9.30!) AGENDA Apologies Introductions Waste to energy or wasted energy

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Climate Jobs Meeting 30th March 2017 Report

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Million Climate Jobs Monthly Meetings have been taking place at AIDC´s premises since 2012. Approximately 35 participants attended the meeting on 30th March 2017. Arising from the February Climate Jobs meeting when it was reported that the Water Minister was

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How to shift from coal-fired power to renewables without job blackouts

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Quick roll-out, consumer levies and retraining of staff are key to ensuring green economy benefits all in SA by JOHAN VAN DEN BERG How will we care for our coal workers as we transition to sustainability? They are people with

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Media Package: Renewable Energy – Where are the jobs?

Media Package: Renewable Energy – Where are the jobs?
AIDC has commissioned research on this topic to Liz McDaid (The Green Connection). The results are now available as a booklet.  See more

AIDC has been campaigning for One Million Climate Jobs since 2011. The same year the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REI4P) was introduced. It promotes local manufacturing and local economic development of communities bearing the potential to create

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Renewable energy – benefits for all?

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By: Liz McDaid From: Amandla! Issue No.49/50  DECEMBER 2016 Coal, oil and uranium are dirty, polluting, nonrenewable forms of energy. Energy transition is about moving to clean, sustainable, renewable energy like solar, wind, small hydro and biogas. The vision for

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Climate crisis: There is only one way out

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Climate crisis: There is only one way out   Climate catastrophe can only be averted if  people around the globe unite in the biggest, broadest, most effective global social movement the world has ever seen First, let’s please just acknowledge there

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Solar Now Provides Twice As Many Jobs As The Coal Industry

Just two days before the kick-off of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, students of the Madiba-a-Toloane High School install 26 120W solar panels on the roof of the school hall. These panels will supply a public viewing area in the hall where 600 people of the rural village of Jericho can watch the World Cup games.

The solar industry is adding jobs much faster than the overall economy, but still makes up just over 1% of the country’s total power supply. Clearly, there’s room for growth. As solar power keeps getting cheaper—and more and more of

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