Climate Activists Call for South Africa’s Solar Energy Shift

Afaf Fahchouch
Afaf Fahchouch
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According to climate change activists, the power crisis in South Africa can be resolved through the use of renewable energy, particularly solar energy. On Tuesday, over 200 individuals from various organizations promoting green energy marched to Parliament in Cape Town to raise awareness of this issue.

These organizations are urging the government to accelerate the transition from fossil fuels, such as coal, oil, and gas, to sustainable and environmentally friendly green energy resources like solar energy, they believe that this shift will help address the country’s power crisis.

Gabriel Klaasen, the convenor of the march from the African Climate Alliance, emphasized that the transition must begin by stopping major petroleum companies such as Sasol and Shell from sourcing oil and gas from the country’s coastal areas.

Klaasen stated that they have successfully engaged with the government and have received a positive response from various government officials.

The convenor of the march, further emphasized that the march was held on Human Rights Day to highlight the importance of a clean environment as a fundamental human right. The activists hope that their efforts will lead to the establishment of a joint Parliamentary standing committee on climate change and ecological crisis.

Afaf Al Fahchouch

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