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Activists want Sasol and its shareholders to commit to moving away from fossil fuels,

While oil and gas monster Sasol held its yearly regular gathering (AGM), many ecological activists dropped on its administrative center in Sandton, requesting obligation to get away from petroleum products. 

Activists likewise need Sasol and its investors to speed up the nation's simply change, which focuses on altogether decreasing carbon dioxide emanations, and moving towards greener energy choices. 

IN PICS: Environmental protectors dive on Sasol AGM 

The dissent, led by Earthlife Africa, was coordinated to harmonize with the yearly AGM of investors to attempt to persuade them to urge the organization to speed up the change away from non-renewable energy sources. Picture: Neil McCartney 

As per investor activism association JustShare's Sasol 2021 environmental change report, Sasol isn't wanting to decarbonise, regardless of undeniable environment science. 

Additionally READ: SA can't have an equitable energy progress without 'support from richer countries' 

"It seems, by all accounts, to be profoundly far-fetched that [Sasol] can accomplish a 25% discharge decrease in four years, somewhere in the range of 2026 and 2030. 

"Sasol has not set transient outflow decrease targets, nor has it focused on guaranteeing that its emanations don't increment in the following four years. 

"Sasol has additionally neglected to determine emanation decrease focuses somewhere in the range of 2030 and 2050," JustShare's report read. 

IN PICS: Environmental safeguards drop on Sasol AGM 

Picture: Neil McCartney 

IN PICS: Environmental safeguards drop on Sasol AGM 

Picture: Neil McCartney 

As indicated by the report, Sasol initially set an outflow decrease focus in 2019. However, in 2020 and 2021, Sasol's emanations expanded. 

The main sustainable power responsibilities made by Sasol, JustShare reports, is the acquirement of 200 megawatts, as a feature of its 600 megawatt project with Air Liquide. 

Additionally READ: How SA's dependence on coal is forfeiting the planet to attempt keep the lights on 

Earthlife Africa program official Ulrich Steenkamp said on Friday that Sasol ought to do "the mindful thing" and utilize the influence of their vote to dismiss any future oil and coal plans. 

IN PICS: Environmental protectors dive on Sasol AGM 

Picture: Neil McCartney 

"We encourage Sasol's investors to fall in line with the nation's Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and future energy needs. 

"Environmental change threateningly affects the African mainland, and we want to take #ClimateActionNow." 

Leanne Govindsamy, the head of corporate responsibility and straightforwardness at the Center for Environmental Rights, said Sasol has likewise not yet unveiled any unmistakable simply progress intends to guarantee mine recovery, laborer backing or how networks impacted by potential future mine terminations and changes will be helped. IN PICS: Environmental defenders descend on Sasol AGM (

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