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Small scale renewable energy for universal provision of cheap energy

The next One Million Climate jobs meeting date has been set! The new date will be Friday 4 August, as usual 9:30 at AIDC´s. We have invited Frank Spencer to introduce the topic: “Small scale renewable energy for universal provision of

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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

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

Three ways to rewire the economy for equality and ecological sustainability. By Chuck Collins Originally published in YES! Magazzine   YES! Illustration by Jennifer Luxton. Resistance to the Trump administration’s attacks on immigrants, climate change policy, and economic fairness has

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A Resistance Movement for the Planet

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?

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

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

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

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

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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