South Africa’s Battle Between Coal and Climate
On 28 October2020 our Streaming Club watched South Africa’s Battle Between Coal and Climate, a documentary by the Thomson Reuters Foundation about the devastating environmental and social impacts of the coal mining industry in South Africa. After the film, a Zoom discussion was chaired by ELA Executive Committee member, Prof. Ademola Jegede (University of Venda), a leading scholar in the subject of climate change law and human rights. The discussion featured two experts on the issues raised by the documentary film: Mariette Liefferink (a prominent environmental activist in the mining sector and CEO of Federation for a Sustainable Environment), and Dr Alex Lenferna (a climate justice campaigner with 350Africa.org).
You can view a recording of the discussion here.