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Reflecting on the Western roots of the climate change crisis

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Eight Project 90 staff and volunteers were invited to attend the Climate Reality Leadership Training in Johannesburg last month. Al Gore and his team are travelling the world to teach and share experiences of climate change to create climate leaders across the globe. Blessing Mutiti, a Project 90 volunteer, reflects on the training and whether the responsbility for solving climate change should sit with the industrialised Western countries who caused it. Continue reading

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Power Up! A Just Energy Transition in the South

In October 2013, Project 90 by 2030 hosted an international conference outside Cape Town for NGOs from Brazil, India and South Africa to initiate South-South collaboration regarding Renewable Energy policy.

Ten delegates working for civil society organizations from each country got together to elaborate and visualise on what a Just Energy transition can look like, particularly in a context of climate change and predicted environmental degradation. Their focus was on strategizing for better policies and implementation of renewable energy.

In this video you will see what some of the issues around energy for the global south are and what we would like to see for the future. Continue reading

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Make it cool to care for the world we live in

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There has been a lot in the news lately around climate change due to the climate negotiations happening in Poland. Here is a piece written by Nicole Demmel, one of our volunteers at Project 90 which was published in the Argus. Well done Nicole! Continue reading

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Activist carries environmental flag

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This article on our young climate leader Happy Khambule was released in the Constaniaberg Bulletin Newspaper. Continue reading

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While leaders COP out, homes are being lost to climate change

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This opinion letter by Nkosinathi Mncwabe was published in Cape Times. Nkosinathi is one of our Project 90 by 2015 coordinators. He is a student of Social Anthropology & Social Development at the University of Cape Town. Continue reading

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Close the Gap

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Happy Khambule, our policy and research intern has just returned from the international climate negotiations at COP in Poland. Here is a piece he wrote that was published in Times Live. Well done Happy! Continue reading

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Keep moving forward from the outside

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Gray reporting back from two interesting meetings at the climate negotiations in Poland: one with the president of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management and the other one with the Executive Director of Munich Climate Insurance Intiative, who is also the head of the Environmental Migration, Social Vulnerability & Adaptation section of the United Nations University (UNU-EHS). Continue reading