People are standing up in many countries and demanding a future that is free from fossil fuels. There have been demonstrations in six continents, 20 bold actions involving over 300,000 plus people blocking coal mines and massive civil disobedience around the world, organized under the banner "Break Free from Fossil Fuels."
For many years, Africa has always been regarded as a key frontier globally, revered immensely for her abundance in resources.
At the Paris Climate Change Conference President Uhuru Kenyatta signed an agreement that meant Kenya would reduce its carbon emissions. Now how can the Lamu coal project proceed? This is the big question before us.Governments having made commitments at the Paris Conference of Parties (COP21), global leaders must understand the impact and future of coal as a matter of human rights.
Clean energy, such as solar, wind, geothermal and hydroelectricity are all viableoptions in Kenya because in the next 50 years, it will be very expensive to emit carbon, aside from other harmful effects it causes.The World Bank plans to impose a tax on countries that emit carbon from their industries in a bid to reduce carbon emissions, forcing investors to move away from coal.