A media statement issued on Tuesday by Earthlife
Namibia chairperson Bertchen Kohrs said, the marching which was first done in Namibia on 15 March this year by schoolchildren in their towns, villages by carrying banners and singing slogans in front of parliament, is meant to force lawmakers to do something about climate change to save the planet.
Caption: Honourable Ben Amathila, Chairperson of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Economics, Natural Resources and Public Administration, Dr Natalie Renkhoff, editor and facilitator and Ms Bertchen Kohrs, Director for Earthlife
Namibia at the launch of the book "Powering Namibia into the future-Towards a sustainable energy production.
Namibia claims that from the time the factory opened, Ramatex failed to comply with international environmental and social standards.
According to a study commissioned by NGO Earthlife
Africa, South Africa can generate 50% of its total energy needs from such renewable resources as biomass, wind, solar energy and water by 2050.
The Cape Town High Court decided in favor of the environmental group Earthlife
Africa, which had challenged the way in which the environment ministry had approved the environmental impact assessment submitted by Eskom, the state utility, for the project.
Outside the Johannesburg+2 conference on Sustainable Development, members of Earthlife
Africa, Environmental Justice Network, and the Anti-Privatization Forum protested what they called lags in renewable technology development.
Bertchen Kohrs, chairperson of Earthlife
Namibia, says government should rather invest in renewable energy.
Namibia, a Namibian environmental organisation, approached the Oko Institut (Ecology Institute) in Germany for a thorough and independent professional assessment of Paladin's study.
In the year leading up to the WSSD, Johannesburg-based EarthLife
Africa and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GALA) urged the United Nations to make the WSSD a "zero waste" event, calling on the WSSD to eliminate waste, reduce the quantities and toxicities of materials used, and reuse, recycle or compost discarded materials.
The chairperson of Earthlife
Namibia, Bertchen Kohrs, believes that the environmental cost of the scheme will be too great.
The public is not properly informed about the dangers of nuclear energy, therefore a proper information campaign should be conducted across the country and thereafter a national referendum should be held on the issue, says Berthen Kohrs, chairperson of Earthlife