We’re gearing up in South Africa and together with groups from all over the continent to #BreakFree from fossil fuels on the 25th of May – Africa Day. With groups hosting events in many different countries, we hope it will be a day where we demonstrate that African people do not want fossil fuels.
This is why we think this work is so important:
- Fossil fuels are killing us. Burning of coal for electricity causes terrible air pollution which has been shown to be responsible for illness and deaths among those affected.
- Climate change is impacting our continent hardest, displacing people and destroying livelihoods.Image © AlJazeera
- We believe a more equitable energy future is possible. Renewable energy has the potential to put the power of generation in many people’s hands, not only a few.
- We need a united voice. There are many African people and groups working to end the age of fossil fuels in Africa, if we all come together at the same time though, our voices are more powerful. deCOALonise.africa was started in order to do this.
What are your reasons for getting involved? We’d love to hear them.
You can help us by joining an event near you, or hosting your own event. Can you believe that our very own African Development Bank is financing coal-fired power plants all over Africa? Join us in showing them that we want to deCOALonise our continent!