In West Africa, Ghana is still praised as one of the most stable African democracies, since the dawn of African independence led by the iconic Kwame Nkrumah,
It’s no surprise that 350 Ghana Reducing our Carbon (G-ROC) is stepping up on climate action demanding leaders act on climate change and energy challenges. The group calls on New Patriotic Party (NPP) government to fulfil its manifesto promise on the development of renewable energy in the country and provide a sustainable source of power and create job opportunities.
This is a story of a volunteer group that united to fight climate change by all means necessary.
Ghana’s response to #deCOALonise Africa is the #RE4C (Renewable Energy for Communities) campaign. A long-term campaign exerting pressure on the Ghanaian government to embrace renewable energy and at the same time focus efforts in the fight against the proposed VRA coal plant in Ekumfi.
Africa is the last frontier of coal expansion, it needs to be stopped before it is too late. Feeding Africa’s coal appetite as a means to fix acute power shortages will only increase the existential crisis of climate change.
#RE4C is working to mobilise community members and groups to embrace and call for 100% renewable energy production while advocating for local ownership and control for energy sources that benefit millions of people.