Pride & Tyres in Bloemfontein won the award for Clean air and the quality of life: Management of emissions: Renewable/Green solutions to South Africa’s dependence on fossil fuels, carbon tax and carbon markets. Supporting a just transition away from coal. The innovative solution that was jointly deployed by Northswan Engineering and Michelin Tyre Company, South Africa. This award recognised Pride & Tyres efforts to switch from Coal for generating electricity necessary to run their re-treading operations. It is estimated that this switch will help save 13.741 tonnes of carbon emissions per month, significantly lessening its impact on the environment.
African Climate Alliance is a driving force in getting young people involved in the quest for environmental change. Highlighting the importance of climate justice as an integral part of change, this organisation moulds the minds of future eco-warriors to understand the significance of Afrocentric socio-environmental education.
The organisation is centred around the importance of youth engagement, and its staff are continuously astounded by the engagement and vigour young people throughout the continent have in regard to actively contributing to the fight for change.
African Climate Alliance began after the 2019 protests that voiced concerns about climate injustice in Cape Town. As protests against climate change are usually approached through a Westernised lens, the organisation makes an effort to alter this constrictive framework into a redefined and innovative structure of environmental justice in and for Africa.
Afrocentric climate literacy and social inclusion are at the forefront of its adjusted metric; African Climate Alliance provides a voice for the voiceless and creates a platform for open communication and community collaboration. It strives to continue forming youth-centred climate alliances throughout the continent. One of its top achievements in the fight for change was an open letter addressed to the African Union, voicing concerns about climate justice.
From youth education to advocacy programmes, this operation provides a state of active involvement for the next generation of environmental activists and leaders. With more than 700 young people in 21 different African countries declaring their support, this organisation is a woven tapestry of diverse perspectives coming together in the fight against climate change.
Afrocentric climate literacy and social inclusion are at the forefront