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Act for the climate now! Activists organize widespread action in Africa, in solidarity with global climate strikes

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Act for the climate now!  Activists organize widespread action in Africa, in solidarity with global climate strikes

It’s great to see people coming together to advocate for climate action

NAIROBI, Kenya, September 24, 2021 / APO Group / –

On Friday, environmental activists and citizens from across the continent took part in a multitude of events, in solidarity with global climate strikes, highlighting the need for urgent climate action. The events took place in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria. While the events addressed various issues in host countries, the underlying message was clear: African countries must take urgent climate action to end fossil fuel exploration and accelerate plans for a just transition to fossil fuels. renewable energies.

Landry Ninteretse of 350Africa.org said:

“Years of empty promises and lack of real action once again pushed young people around the world onto the streets this Friday. African countries continue to suffer disproportionately from the devastating effects of the climate. Widespread actions across Africa are an initiative by those most affected by these impacts to hold governments, financial institutions financing fossil fuels and other stakeholders to account. They urge world leaders to end all kind of support for the fossil fuel industry while investing heavily in renewable energies that will provide clean energy, create millions of jobs and protect our climate and fragile ecosystems. Our collective actions in the future will determine the fate of our planet. “

Pascal Mirindi from Extinction Rebellion (DRC)

“What people are fighting for is the future of our planet. With time not on our side, we can no longer afford fossil fuel projects that threaten sensitive ecosystems, violate human rights and interfere with the livelihoods of local communities. The people strongly oppose fossil fuels and call on governments to safeguard the interests of their citizens and protect our environment.

Portia Adu Mensah, Renewable Energy for Communities (RE4C) Campaign Coordinator said

“It’s great to see people coming together to campaign for climate action. It is time for governments to heed the call to ditch fossil fuels and formulate plans for a swift and just transition to a clean energy future. Beyond hearing the call, governments must prioritize climate action to ensure the future of our planet. The well-being of the people and the state of our environment must come before the selfish interests of fossil fuel companies and investors. “

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