CLIMATE CHANGE PROVINCIAL HEARINGS
The South Durban Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA) hosted the first Climate Change Provincial Hearings on the 17th November 2017. Succeeding the Climate Hearing theme ‘Preventing dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate systems’, we will be targeting major issues that pose detrimental threats to our environment and the lives of people.
The hearing encompasses six outstanding themes: Air Quality and Health, Energy, Livelihoods, Poverty and Inequality, poor development, and oil and gas exploration.
Opening up new offshore areas to drilling, risks permanent damage to our oceans and beaches without reducing our dependence on oil. If these plans were to go ahead, the climate crisis which is not factored in and taken seriously would be intensified and South Africa’s own carbon-budget strategy of decreasing greenhouse gas emissions by 34% by 2020 would be impaired and impossible. The Climate Crisis is in fact a reality and should be taken seriously- now more than ever.
Presentations will be made by key speakers who will present the facts, why we should phase out fossil fuels and put an end to oil and gas.
The Climate Change Provincial Hearing will take place
DATE: 07 March 2018
TIME: 09:00 pm – 15:00 pm
VENUE: Diakonia Council of Churches
Rsvp by no later than Friday 2nd March 2018
Should you require any information please contact:
Shanice Firmin on E: email@example.com / 031 4611991