Ina-Maria Shikongo of Nambia and Tzeporah Berman of Canada discuss elephants, pipelines and petro-colonialism
In episode six of the Hali Hewa podcast, Abigael Kima interviews Ina-Maria Shikongo and Tzeporah Berman concerning the environmental and social value of a push to use oil and fuel throughout Africa.
Ina-Maria Shikongo from Namibia is an artist, clothier, activist — and celebrates the ability of being an African girl every single day. Vowing to cease planetary catastrophe, she has rallied people from internationally to cease a Canadian firm from drilling for fossil fuels in her nation. The Okavango Delta is dwelling to a few of Africa’s most historical communities and the biggest surviving elephant herd. Canadian oil & fuel firm, ReconAfrica, has already begun exploratory drilling within the area.
Tzeporah Berman is a Canadian surroundings activist campaigner and author. She has been designing environmental campaigns and dealing on environmental coverage in Canada and past for over thirty years. She is at the moment the worldwide program director at Stand.earth and chair of the Fossil Gasoline Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative. She is the co-founder of the International Gasoline & Oil Community, the previous co-director of Greenpeace Worldwide’s International Local weather and Power Program, and the co-founder of ForestEthics (now Stand.earth).
In 2019, Tzeporah acquired the Local weather Breakthrough Challenge Award which goals to drive breakthrough international methods on local weather change, and in 2021 she gave a widely-viewed TED Speak presenting the case for a worldwide treaty to part out fossil fuels.
On this episode, Ina-Maria and Tzeporah each communicate to their particular person experiences as frontline environmental and local weather defenders. They share their views about what fossil gasoline improvement and enlargement implies for nations throughout the African continent, and Ina-Maria tells us a few new oil properly within the Okavango Delta (a Unesco world heritage web site) that’s threatening a complete ecosystem.
The dialog is wealthy and wide-ranging, unpacking ideas like petro-colonialism, and explaining why so many individuals imagine so strongly that initiatives just like the controversial East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) shouldn’t be part of Africa’s power improvement.
Tzeporah tells us concerning the Fossil Gasoline Non-Proliferation Treaty marketing campaign and why African leaders, organizations and people would possibly need to assist the initiative. And he or she helps us to affix the dots between Russia’s unlawful struggle in Ukraine, the push to develop fuel in Africa and the brand new civil society marketing campaign “Don’t Gasoline Africa”.
Ina-Maria and Tzeporah log out the present by sharing what they need the upcoming Cop27 local weather convention in Egypt to ship. Benefit from the present!
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Supply: Climate Change News