Displaying items by tag: energy - CIDSE

Finding energy is like trying to find gold

Tuesday, 24 July 2018 14:01

The town of Ogies is nestled in the heart of Mpumalanga Province, South Africa’s coal capital. The drive from Johannesburg passed coal-fired power plants and mines takes an hour and a half with the faint twinge of smoke up your nostrils. Driving into Ogies, gusts of murky air hit you head-on. You are now engulfed by the dust from the 15 coal mines surrounding the town. You also spot the menacing construction site of the mega coal-fired power plant Kusile belonging to the national energy utility Eskom. If (or when) completed, it will transmit 4800 MW of power, making it one of the top five biggest plants in the world and the biggest in South Africa apart from its counterpart Medupi. With that instant of climate-induced depression, comes clarity on why Ogies was chosen to host the first ever energy and climate justice camp for women; it’s a perfect setting to ground the lived reality of women in dirty modern South Africa.

Published in Gender Equality Blog

CIDSE Highlights May-June 2018

Tuesday, 03 July 2018 11:30

CIDSE Highlights No.36, May - June 2018

Published in General content

Here’s how you can make 2018 a year of climate success

Friday, 22 June 2018 08:29

It's time to prepare together to make this a revolutionary year for climate action.

Improving energy access in Africa and Latin America

Thursday, 14 June 2018 12:55

Problems of access to energy, with communities not being able to afford energy produced in their region and at the same time having to deal with the impact of that exploitation on their environment is a widespread problem. We have discussed this with Melania Chiponda from WoMin, South Africa, and with Andrea Torres Bobadilla from Tierra Digna, Colombia.

Published in Climate and Energy

Press release: EU countries must step up to implement gender-responsive climate change policies

Tuesday, 05 June 2018 07:20

...says a group of civil society organizations on the occasion of the European Development Days and World Environment Day.

Published in Newsroom

Meet CIDSE at the European Development Days in Brussels!

Friday, 01 June 2018 13:26

The European Development Days (EDDs) will take place in Brussels on 5-6 June 2018 with the focus this year on "Women and Girls at the Forefront of Sustainable Development" to promote a safer, more inclusive and open world for women.

Infographic: Ingredients of a just transition for a low carbon and sustainable future

Thursday, 26 April 2018 10:12

An infographic illustrating  the pathways towards a just transition

Published in Rethinking development

Where are we? Where do we want to go? How do we get there?

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 15:14

CIDSE input to the Talanoa Dialogue, April 2018

Published in Climate Justice

Ready for the World Social Forum 2018

Monday, 26 February 2018 15:54

After Montreal in 2016, the World Social Forum is back in Brazil where it was first held in 2001. This year, it will take place in Salvador de Bahia from 13 to 17 March under the slogan “To resist is to create, to resist is to transform!” in a difficult national political context. We are looking forward to this space where alternatives to the current economic system are explored fostering our engagement for system change.

Ingredients of a just transition for a low carbon and sustainable future

Monday, 18 December 2017 12:10

Transitioning to a low-carbon and sustainable economy based on accessible and affordable renewable energy for all is a key pillar to achieve the targets set by the Paris Agreement. The changes required in our societies and economies are profound, so how are we to ensure a just transition for all, where no one is left behind and planetary boundaries are respected?

Published in Blog

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