Anita Khanna* discusses the effect of climate change in Africa and argues that the South African government must act immediately to invest in renewable technology.
Adam Booth argues that although individual solutions are important, they are the ruling class’ way to shift the blame from its environmentally destructive eco system.
Patrick Bond* alerts activist to the challenges of achieving climate justice as the conference itself contains the main polluters. Bond also highlights the role of the South African government.
Angela Conway* argues that fracking is dangerous for the environment and for future generations.
Lebohang Mokoena* explains air pollution, its causes and effects on people’s health. He argues for the need for pollution control in developing countries such as South Africa.
Vandana Cowley* discusses global food security in the light of increasing food prices, socio economic conditions and climate change; as well as the particular burden that falls on women.
Jacklyn Cock discusses climate change and how it deepens the struggle for food security, especially in Africa. She argues that because of its methods of production, capitalism cannot solve the crisis but will only deepen it.
Patrick Bond* criticises the methods of Greenpeace and some of their decisions to support the South African government, and argues that they need to support local activism.