We have 11 years to save the world!

That's why we're here!
The fossil fuel industry is violating our basic human rights and making people sick. Burning dirty fuels like coal, oil and gas is causing the world to heat up, leading to extreme weather, rising sea levels, drought and food insecurity. These issues will affect everyone – but especially those already poor and vulnerable. We can’t solve any other problem if we don’t solve the climate crisis!

We are the African Climate Alliance

A youth-focused affinity group which founded after the first #climatestrikecapetown in March 2019 to deliver dynamic, Afrocentric climate action.

Unite against climate, ecolological and social injustice

Make climate action fun

Encourage creative intercultural collaboration around climate challenges

Advocate for climate adaptation education

Promote a pan-African approach to climate justice

 

The African Climate Alliance was founded in Cape Town but the youth group (ACAY) has 190 members in 9 different African countries including South Africa. An adult group of supporting non-profit organisations and active citizens (ACAS) provides mentorship to ACAY and assists with mobilisation and education in different communities.

 

WHAT DOES 11 YEARS TO SAVE THE WORLD MEAN?

11 years refers to a report released by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2018. The report explains to us that we have until 2030 to drastically reduce our global emissions (by at least 45%) to avert runaway climate catastrophe. Whilst the world will not necessarily end for all of us by 2030, there are people already suffering greatly from climate disaster and rising sea levels. Things like poverty, hunger and crime will only get worse in the event of extreme weather and drought and humans face the possibility of extinction if we do not act.


GLOBAL CLIMATE STRIKE

Not in Cape Town? Find a strike near you…

Week of positive action...

21-27 September

We invite you to take a positive action for the planet. We are not just demanding a better world, we are creating one.  Take a look at some of the positive action ideas below and join us! Register your action or event below so we can track all the awesome initiatives taking place! 

RESTORATION OF OUR LIVING SYSTEMS

Whether you plant seedlings or bee friendly vegetation, plan a restorative action for our living planet.

STREET & Waterway clean upS

Get a group together and take to streets, wetlands, rivers and beaches to clean them from litter and waste.

COMMIT TO CAR-FREE

Cycle or walk to all your destinations for a week!

URBAN GARDENING

Get together with your neighbours or friends and get greening, maybe even plant some food that can be enjoyed by the community.

COME TOGETHER

Get together to talk about possible solutions, meditate or even pray together to co-create the future where all can thrive.

GO PLANT BASED

Eliminate all animal products from your diet for a week (or more).

NATURAL BUILDING

Build benches, rocket stoves or permanent structures using eco bricks and natural building techniques.

ALIEN CLEARING

Get a group together to clear important areas of water-hogging alien invasive plant species.

CLIMATE JOL

Have a party or art event aimed at raising awareness about the climate crisis.

News

Ruby Sampson, CUNCR Youth Climate Ambassador In July, African Climate…

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Memorandum to Pres Ramaphosa from the African Climate Alliance 20th…

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On 16th Sept, the African Climate Alliance was honoured with…

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African Climate Alliance are beyond honoured to have been awarded…

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The strike on 20th September is literally just around the…

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From 21-27 September, we are participating in the international Fridays…

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ACA youth recently got on the LCA Sparks stage recently…

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AFRICAN CLIMATE ALLIANCE YOUTH SPOKESTEAM

Yola
Mgogwana

Qiniso
NGCOBO

OTHEMBELE
DYANTI

KESHET
KARIDI

ZOE
Prinsloo

JESSICA
RUBIDGE

RUBY Sampson

LISA
MATHISO

KEETO
JENKINS

AMY
CHAMBERS

YUSRA
PETERS

FIONA
BOOI

AYAKHA
MELITHAFA

KATE
BIRCH

ALEX
KOOPMAN

KIMBER
JACOBS

NOA
BRAWERMANN

Nicholas
Ford

AFRICAN CLIMATE ALLIANCE ADULT SUPPORT TEAM (ACAS)

Educational Resources

Coming soon...

We are working on high impact/low cost Educational Resources

OUR PARTNERS

350Africa.orgAfrica Clockwise, Alternative Information and Development Centre, Boat Boaz, Children’s Resource Centre, Consent Community Movement, Earthchild Project, Ecolution Consulting, eMzantsi Carnival , Equal Education, Extinction Rebellion Cape Town, Fossil Free South Africa, Four Elements Conservation, Green Anglicans, Greenpeace Africa, Greenpeace Cape Town, Greenpop, Lwandle Hiking Club, Netzer, Oceano Reddentes, One Million Climate Jobs, Project 90 by 2030, Princess Vlei Forum, #SeaTheBiggerPicture, SAFCEI, South African Vegan Society, The Beach Co-op, The Green Times, Traktor Outdoor, #UniteBehind, Waves For Change, WWF South Africa, YouLead Initiative, XR Youth SA
  

Contact Us

africanclimatealliance@gmail.com

Please get in contact with us if you would like to sign up to ACA youth or the ACA adult support group or if you have any suggestions.