In May, we mobilized across Africa to #BreakFree from fossil fuels and push for a renewable, #FossilFree future. This September, we’ll do it again – joining hundreds of other local actions taking place across the globe.
Now we need ambitious local leadership to build the world we want to see. We need local governments and institutions to divest, and to plan a just transition to renewable energy, now.
#RiseForClimate is bringing together hundreds of partner organisations, local organisers and regular people from all corners of the globe. Will you join us?
The Global Coal Plant Tracker provides information on all existing coal plants of 30 MW or larger, as well as every plant proposed since January 1, 2010. The tracker uses a two-level system for organizing information. Summary information including location, status, sponsor, size, and carbon dioxide emissions is found on the maps and table. For further detail, each unit shown on a map or in a table is linked to a wiki page on SourceWatch..
Similar to the “Scramble for Africa” the push for the development of coal and fossil fuels in Africa is a new wave of corporate colonisation that profits corporations and the wealthy elite. Any new coal power plant will come at great cost: local environmental destruction, impact on the health of local peoples, and an intensification of the pace and impacts of climate change.
It’s time to come together and #deCOALonise Africa!
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EarthLife Africa and it’s community partner organisations at Kelvin power stations demonstrating
Defenders of Lamu
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Why We Should #deCOALonise Africa
Nnimmo Bassey, Director of Health of Mother Earth Foundation
"We cannot forget Africa's colonial history and it is totally inexcusable for us to ignore a neocolonial system powered by the coal industry. African communities are coming together to resist fossil fuels and embracing clean energy because the time has come to chart a solid course to decoalonisation of the continent."
Khadija Shekuwe, Save Lamu coordinator "We ask people across the Africa region to support the call to deCOALoniseAfrica and fight against coal mining. We are not going to be left behind. We will continue touring across villages and cities enlightening communities about the impacts of coal."
Boniface Mwangi, Kenyan Activist
"It is high time we tell Centum and Chris Kirubi to let Lamu be. We do not need any coal plant in Lamu. This deadly coal plant will benefit the few corporate elites in Kenya. We have to amplify our call, act fast and deter any efforts aimed at setting up coal business in Kenya."
The climate crisis is a scary situation, to get out of it we are going to need to get creative! 350Africa organized an Artivism workshop to introduce a few different strategies and principles of artivism and cultural organizing.
When it comes to going Fossil Free and accelerating the transition towards renewable energy, mayors, governors, councils and city bosses have as much opportunity for real climate leadership as national governments – and more direct influence.
There is an urgency to unite grassroots anti-coal struggles and speak with one voice as we challenge the power of coal corporations and their supporters. We need to make the links between the push for coal and colonisation clear. We are calling on people to join us to “deCOALonise Sub-Saharan Africa”. This platform aims to connect continental fights to stop coal development.
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South Africa’s Standard Bank has stated they will not fund the proposed Lamu coal-fired power plant in Kenya. This comes despite reports that they were a major project funder, as included in the bank’s annual report of 2015.