We have 11 years to save the world!
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...
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!
Build benches, rocket stoves or permanent structures using eco bricks and natural building techniques.
Get a group together to clear important areas of water-hogging alien invasive plant species.
Have a party or art event aimed at raising awareness about the climate crisis.
Ruby Sampson, CUNCR Youth Climate Ambassador In July, African Climate…
Memorandum to Pres Ramaphosa from the African Climate Alliance 20th…
On 16th Sept, the African Climate Alliance was honoured with…
African Climate Alliance are beyond honoured to have been awarded…
AFRICAN CLIMATE ALLIANCE YOUTH SPOKESTEAM
AFRICAN CLIMATE ALLIANCE ADULT SUPPORT TEAM (ACAS)
We are working on high impact/low cost Educational Resources
350Africa.org, Africa 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
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.