Activists Say Fossil Fuel Interests Have Declared ‘War on Africa’s Sustainable Future’ by Brett Wilkins

As the fossil fuel¬†industry gathered in Cape Town for Tuesday’s start of¬†Africa Energy Week, African climate campaigners took to the streets and social media to reject a ploy to use the continent’s development and energy crises as a pretext for accelerating oil and gas extraction.

“The push for investment in fossil fuels is likely to perpetuate the triple injustices of energy, social, and environmental crises.”

Activists with Extinction Rebellion Cape Town rallied Tuesday outside one of the conference’s venues to demand investment in renewable energy and a transition from a carbon-based economy.

Read the full article on Common Dreams by Brett Wilkins here.