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Setting Ambitious Climate Objectives – A Call To Action – Media event 30 January 2019

Media event Project 90 by 2030 and EGSA 30 January, 2019 – Setting Ambitious Climate Objectives – A Call To Action

Objectives of the discussions:

To brief the invited press on the issues that Project 90 by 2030 and the EGSA members consider to be critical to South Africa’s climate change strategy, to discuss ideas and concerns that emerge and to explore how best to challenge President Ramaphosa and his Cabinet to get decisive and put the enduring interests of all South Africans ahead of short-term returns to vested interests that are driving prevarication and obstructing a deep and just transition; to demonstrate that they are not in denial about the science – particularly the recent IPCC Special Report that establishes how severe the escalation of impacts will become above 1.5 degrees of average warming – nor careless of the consequences of maintaining the status quo.

Event report-back

Here is the report.

Presentations

Low Emissions Development Strategy (LEDS) – Richard Halsey – Project 90 by 2030

RW for 30 Jan19 – Richard Worthington – Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

Urgency and international context – Nicholas King (Independent)

IPCC & WEF slides N King Nicholas King (Independent)

Concerns on climate regulation in South Africa  – Nicole Loser – Centre for Environmental Rights

Paying more for coal power – 350Africa.org – Glen Tyler – 350.org

 

Media interviews and articles after the event:

Melanie Gosling’s article in fin24, 31 January, 2019:
SA’s electricity system facing collapse

Hilton Trollip on Cape Talk with Kieno Kammies 31 January, 2019:
An alternative energy future for SA as Eskom crumbles

And here are some submissions to Government on LEDS:

2019.02.04 FINAL_Greenpeace Africa Submission on Eskom application

LAC-Eskom MES Postponement Submissions_4 February 2019

Annexure 1

Annexure 2

Annexure 3

groundWork Submission Low Emmission 310119

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