Earthlife wins SA’s first climate change court case

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Cape Town - Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA) won South Africa’s first climate change court case, in which the North Gauteng High Court ordered the Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa to reconsider their appeal regarding the proposed Thabametsi coal-fired power station in Limpopo.

Molewa must reconsider their appeal taking into account a full climate change impact assessment report and all public comments received, Judge John Murphy ordered.

Murphy said Molewa and her department should have given proper consideration to the climate change impacts of the proposed coal-fired power station before a decision could have been made to allow it to go ahead

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