PACJA, Ban Ki-moon Centre Sign a Pact to Support Climate change Adaptation in Africa

The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance and the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens (BKMC) have signed a collaborative pact to support climate change adaptation efforts by women, the youth and the smallholder farmers around Africa. Signed simultaneously in Nairobi (Kenya) and Vienna (Austria), the two parties commit to focus on bettering the lives of vulnerable groups who suffer the most from the climate crisis through designing sustainable development programmes in adaptation and agriculture. The objective of this MoU is to formalize a non-exclusive framework of cooperation and facilitate collaboration…

Team Sayari Presenters Participate In Tree Planting With Kajiado Youth

On 5 th November some of the Team Sayari presenters Marita Lucas, Railey Mwai and Adarsh Nagda, together with CEO of WildlifeDirect’s Dr. Paula Kahumbu and Chief of Party Trish Sewe visited the Wildlife Warriors Kids Field Lab in Kajiado as part of the series’ outreach program, which is currently under way to spread the reach of the series through grassroots outreach in various East African communities.   Two episodes of Team Sayari were screened to a group of 115 youths, who were delighted to view the programme with some…

Bamburi Cement Unveils Eco-Labek For Its Four Cement Branch As It Launches Its Sustainable Report

In its commitment to accelerate its operations towards attaining net zero carbon emissions, Bamburi Cement Eco-Labeled its four compliant cement brands that represent low Co2 emissions in accordance with requirements of parent company Holcim Group.   Holcim group is the global leader in supply of construction materials and was the first global building materials company to sign United Nations Global Compact’s Business Ambition for 1.5 C ’ initiative with intermediate targets for 2030 independently validated by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi).   The eco-label is a testimony of sustainable…

Volkswagen Going Green By 2030 In Africa

Volkswagen is exploring opportunities of manufacturing electric vehicles (EVs) in Africa by 2030. The manufacturing of EVs in Africa is dependent on factors such as the method of generating electricity, the stability of the power grid, availability of charging infrastructure and customer interest. Martina Biene, Chairperson and Managing Director of Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) commented, “We believe that Africa has the potential to leapfrog from internal combustion engines (ICEs) into EVs due to a growing young population who are embracing the need for carbon-neutral mobility. Africa is blessed with…

Lighten the load: Low energy ways to deep clean your home

We’re well into a new season where we are experiencing hotter days and nights, but you’ll be forgiven if you just haven’t been able to muster the energy for the annual clean synonymous with this time of the year. At the same time, children are set to close school for the long holidays, and the festivities are just around the corner. There’s so much to do within the home at this time. Power outages can sometimes contribute to the piling of items to be cleaned within the home, causing a…

Climate Activists demands Action Against Loss and Damage due to Climate Change Impacts

The climate activists in Kenya, mostly driven by thousands of youths have chosen to make a statement by holding street matches demanding that states compensate for losses pastoralists and smallholder farmers in the country suffer due to the ongoing drought which has been described by locals as the “worst in 40 years”. It unimaginable that communities can lose livelihoods due to the climate crisis and yet, governments are so incapacitated to intervene,” said Mithika Mwenda, the executive director of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance. Titus Murithi from Ntumbiri location,…

Samsung Electronics Announces New Environmental Strategy

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced its new environmental strategy, a comprehensive effort to join global efforts to tackle climate change. It includes commitments to achieve enterprise-wide net zero carbon emissions and plans to use more renewable energy, as well as to invest in and research new technologies to develop energy-efficient products, increase water reuse and develop carbon capture technology. At the heart of the new commitment is achieving net zero carbon emissions (Scope 1 & Scope 2) for all operations in the Device eXperience (DX) Division by 2030, and…

African Climate campaigners slam ‘ignorant’ US Climate Envoy

African Climate campaigners have slammed President Joe Biden’s Special Climate Envoy John Kerry for showing a lack of comprehension of the magnitude climate change portends on the African people. They were responding to a speech delivered by the Envoy at the resumed 18th session of the African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN) taking place in Dakar, Senegal. Coalescing under the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA),the groups drawn from diverse backgrounds and in 40 plus countries and sectors said the US Climate Envoy chose to play with ‘semantics’ and termed…

CS Tobiko challenges civil society youths in a Climate Meeting in Gabon

Kenya’s environment and forestry cabinet secretary was the dulling of the civil society groups meeting in Libreville Gabon on Africa Climate Week where he challenged them to proactively engage governments on climate change negotiations and implementation of right policies. Tobiko said the civil society groups have a role to play in building momentum towards a just world free from the threats of climate change. We must do what we can within the capacity of our capabilities and resources to ensure we achieve climate justice for all,” said Tobiko. As part…

PACJA launches Climate Justice Torch Campaign to galvanise African voices, joint actions ahead of COP27

The Gabon Minister of Water, Forest, the Sea and Environment, Prof Lee White, launched the Climate Justice Torch (CJT) Campaign in Libreville. The CJT, an initiative of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance, is a mobilization campaign initiated to raise interest among the African public and coalesce various African voices towards a common position as the continent prepares to host the 27th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in November in Egypt. Science has proved it and has time and again told us Africa is…