A win in the country’s first climate change lawsuit

Earthlife Africa (ELA), an environmental justice organisation, has won a ruling from the North Gauteng High Court after it filed a case against Environmental Affairs’ Minister Edna Molewa’s approval for the building of a new coal-fired power station.

This approval had been granted by the department without comprehensive assessment of the impact on the environment.

The minister now needs to consider the climate change impact.

Nicole Loser, attorney, Centre for Environmental Rights

Coal fired powered stations are the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions.

Nicole Loser, attorney, Centre for Environmental Rights

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