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Norway in a nutshell

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Our Community Engagement Facilitator, Gray Maguire was invited to present at the International Sustainable Development Research Summit in Norway. He did a presentation on Project 90’s Participatory Community Engagement methodology which we have developed to document our work with communities over the past few years. Although some of the messages at the conference were somewhat pessimistic, Gray remains optimistic about the changes society can bring to create a just and sustainable world for all.

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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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YouLead-Collective takes off

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Project 90’s up and coming programme, the YouLead-Collective is an open collective that encourages all youth members to get involved, it matters not what your background or education or interests are – with something as crucial as climate change every person’s voice counts. Happy Khambule tells us more about this initiative. 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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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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Climate Change conference, gibberish to me but it shouldn’t be

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Our team have just got back from the international climate negotiations in Poland. They have been generating a lot of press while they were there, our notice board here at the office is full of news clippings. Here is a letter written by Phetang Mabeba printed in the Cape Times about her experience at the negotiations. Continue reading

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Enough. For All. Forever.

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How do you make a house, using sustainable materials, for under a $1000? Can breeding flies reduce overfishing? Why do humans repeatedly make the same mistakes? Well, these were some of the many questions addressed at the inaugural Sustain our Africa Summit which our Financial Coordinator, Richard Halsey attended. Continue reading