Global Climate Strike

TAKING ACTION FOR A JUST AND SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

From 20th to 27th September, millions of people are walking out of school, work, and home, to take to the streets for the biggest Global Climate Strike the world has ever seen – and African Climate Reality Project joined them.

We came together with hundreds of people in South Africa in support of the Global Climate Strike, both in Johannesburg and Durban.

In Johannesburg we formed part of the human chain for climate justice outside the offices of carbon criminal Sasol, under the banner of #PollutionKills and #WeCantBreathe – calling on the fossil fuel fiend to take action for the disastrous and deadly air pollution it pumps into our atmosphere; both fueling the climate crisis and causing thousands of premature deaths every year.

In Durban, we joined the march to Durban City Hall. The KwaZulu-Natal coast is an area that has seen climate impacts as early as 2008, and yet communities are also faced with environmental injustice as the surrounding polluting industries cause a wide range of health impacts that are particularly affecting the youth of the communities.

The climate strikers called on their municipal government to take more ambitious action, address climate injustice, and declare a climate emergency.

Alongside taking to the streets to make our voices heard, we also through Action 24 – Active Citizens for Responsive Legislatures wrote open letters to both the 6th Gauteng Provincial Legislature, and the 6th Provincial Limpopo Legislature; calling for them to support the legislative effort towards the urgent adoption of ambitious & clear climate change legislation in South Africa – and declare a climate emergency.

Did you join the Global Climate Strike? Do you want your action to be featured on our blog or social media? Send the details to our Communications Officer at nicole.rodel.za@climatereality.com