Climate Change Report Highlights slow transition to Just Energy

The Presidential Climate Commission held a briefing on the 7th of June 2024 and presented a report highlighting the country's progress in limiting global warming to 1.5°C, following the UNDP climate agreement, enhancing climate resilience, and improving people's livelihoods, however according to an article on Engineering News, the report reveals a mismatch between climate commitments and actions, particularly in the energy sector. The report was published at a time when Eskom was allowed to delay the decommissioning of power stations, potentially impacting South Africa's Nationally Determined Contribution target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Environmental activists from the Green Connection reacted to this development and Liz McDaid, Strategic Lead of the Green Connection had the following to say…INSERT [Green Con] She concludes by saying that millions of South Africans' livelihoods and local governance are in in danger, emphasizing the urgent need for immediate action and collaboration from everyone involved.    

Journalist: Tasha-Ree Kella

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