JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, November 14, 2018/APO Group/ —
This November, Greenpeace Africa (www.Greenpeace.org/Africa/) celebrates 10 years of environmental activism at the African continent. Partnering with artists, volunteers and different civil society organisations, the environmental watchdog is setting up an open day to spark an environmental revolution. As a part of commemorative actions in South Africa and Senegal, paintings will likely be used to inspire companions and Africans to rejoice their particular person acts of braveness against the surroundings.
“Greenpeace Africa is using this occasion to highlight environmental concerns and calling on partners to share their memories of being part of this environmental movement over the years. The challenges facing the environment are enormous in Africa and it is impossible for Greenpeace Africa to address them without the goodwill of other stakeholders,” says Njeri Kabeberi, Greenpeace Africa’s Executive Director.
Greenpeace Africa lately runs campaigns on 4 key problems at the continent; to give protection to the Congo Basin from large-scale deforestation, stop overfishing in West Africa, advertise ecological farming within the horn of Africa in addition to call for a shift from fossil fuels to renewable power assets in South Africa with the intention to opposite the affects of local weather trade.
Over the previous 10 years, Greenpeace Africa has uncovered unlawful fishing via Chinese companies in West Africa which resulted in the cancellation of over 29 fishing licenses in 2012 and driven related ministries to hunt help from Greenpeace Africa in finding answers to the problem of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing in West Africa. In the Congo Basin, we’ve got investigated and uncovered breaches at the moratorium and succeeded to push the government to cancel greater than 3 unlawful logging titles. The area additionally boasts our biggest and maximum active volunteer base in Africa.
The ten-year anniversary is a chance for Greenpeace Africa to comprehend and magnify the contribution of local and indigenous communities, volunteers, workforce and donors who’ve given substance in our battle to give protection to the surroundings. Greenpeace Africa is also celebrating a decade of fruitful militant contribution against protective the planet and the superb paintings of companions that resonate around the continent.
“After ten years of countless affirmative actions down the lane, the people remain central to Greenpeace Africa’s identity. Communities are at the heart of who we are and what is needed to create the green and peaceful Africa we crave for. Without the activists, volunteers, partners and local communities, Greenpeace Africa will just be a farce and we won’t be able to face environmental injustices with courage,” concluded Njeri.