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First week of mobilisation at COP22

Crosspost from 350 Africa, by Landry Nintereste  Our mobilising efforts against the fossil fuel industry and for climate solutions continue alongside the COP22. After last week’s workshop on storytelling at COY and the launch of project ‘Climate Photo and Impacts’, momentum is growing as Sunday approaches – the day on which the march for climate... (More...)
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Our Climate Stories

During COP22 and afterwards, 350 Africa and 350 Arab World are collecting stories about climate impacts and successful community-led renewable energy projects in the region. This is a platform for community-building through storytelling. Read the stories here.  (More...)
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COP22: A Defining Moment for Africa’s Climate Movement

By Lerato Letebele, Africa – Arab World Communications Coordinator Africa’s climate struggles are set to take centre stage at this year’s annual UNFCCC Conference of the Parties meeting from 7-18th November. Host country Morocco will see its city, Marrakesh, come to life as politicians, civil society and climate activists from all over the globe, convene to discuss climate change... (More...)
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Faith Institutions Lead the Divestment Call

The provincial Synod of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa has announced their support for the fossil free divestment campaign by voting to divest, in principle. The motion passed by the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA) follows the leadership of the Desmond and Leah Tutu Foundation’s vote to divest earlier on this year. Both... (More...)
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Being Present in this Moment: Climate Justice and Collective Dignity

The recent upheavals and very intense expressions of violence and racism deserve a response commensurate with the seriousness and complexity of the moment.   Here at 350.org, we’re reflecting on how these atrocities in the United States are taking place against the backdrop of tragedies and killings around the world. We’ve watched in horror at... (More...)
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Artivism in Nigeria to Fight Fossil Fuels

Ten climate activists from Niger Delta and the federal capital of Abuja attended that workshop organized by 350 Africa in the lead up to the Break Free Campaign which consisted in incredible, diverse and courageous actions on the six continents to challenge the oil industry to keep fossil fuels in the ground. The participants are... (More...)
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More rain, less freshwater: Why the government of Ghana needs to stop coal expansion

Heavy rainfalls in Accra, Ghana during the past week, induced 10 fatalities, injuries and destroyed properties. The survival of vulnerable communities remains high priority as the  country’s government urges citizens to move toward higher ground away from flooded areas so as to avert further fatalities. The months of May and June are known to be... (More...)
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Pope Francis: Standing together for our common home

Pope Francis began his five day tour of three African countries – Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic –  on November 25th. This was a visit that not only African catholics and people of faith have been looking forward to, it was also an important event for civil society organisations and governments. At the... (More...)
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