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CCS Webinar: A Green New Eskom?

14 April, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Eskom is the biggest climate polluter on the African continent and one of the gravest threats to South Africa's economy. Looking at Eskom now, it is hard to think that it can be part of the solution to our problems rather than the cause of them.

TopicEskom is the biggest climate polluter on the African continent and one of the gravest threats to South Africa’s economy. Looking at Eskom now, it is hard to think that it can be part of the solution to our problems rather than the cause of them.
However, a better Eskom is possible, one that provides affordable, reliable and clean energy. An Eskom that drives a just transition to a more socially-owned renewable energy future that empowers and benefits communities, workers, businesses and all South Africans. That is the vision of the Climate Justice Coalition’s Green New Eskom campaign. Join coalition secretary Alex Lenferna as he discusses the vision of the campaign and the political challenges to making it a reality.
Speaker Bio
Alex Lenferna works as a climate justice campaigner with 350Africa.org and serves as secretary of the South African Climate Justice Coalition. He is a Mandela Rhodes and Fulbright scholar who holds a PhD focused on climate and energy justice from the University of Washington, and has dedicated over a decade to research, writing, teaching and activism on climate justice. His work, writing, and research is available at AlexLenferna.com

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Date:
14 April, 2021
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Website:
https://sobeds.ukzn.ac.za/events/ccs-webinar-a-green-new-eskom/

Organizer

Centre for Civil Society
Phone
0312603195
Email
ccs@ukzn.ac.za
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