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PICS: Environmental defenders descend on Sasol AGM

While oil and gas monster Sasol held its yearly comprehensive gathering (AGM), many natural activists slid on its administrative center in Sandton, requesting obligation to create some distance from non-renewable energy sources. 

Activists additionally need Sasol and its investors to speed up the nation's simply change, which focuses on essentially lessening carbon dioxide emanations, and moving towards greener energy options. 

IN PICS: Environmental protectors drop on Sasol AGM 

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

As indicated by investor activism association JustShare's Sasol 2021 environmental change report, Sasol isn't wanting to decarbonise, in spite of indisputable environment science. 

Likewise READ: SA can't have an equitable energy change without 'support from more affluent countries' 

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

"Sasol has not set transient discharge 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 outflow decrease focuses somewhere in the range of 2030 and 2050," JustShare's report read. 

IN PICS: Environmental safeguards slip on Sasol AGM 

Picture: Neil McCartney 

IN PICS: Environmental safeguards slip on Sasol AGM 

Picture: Neil McCartney 

As indicated by the report, Sasol previously set a discharge decrease focus in 2019. Be that as it may, in 2020 and 2021, Sasol's outflows expanded. 

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

Likewise 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 drop on Sasol AGM 

Picture: Neil McCartney 

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

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

Leanne Govindsamy, the head of corporate responsibility and straightforwardness at the Center for Environmental Rights, said Sasol has additionally not yet revealed 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 safeguards slip on Sasol AGM 

Picture: Neil McCartn

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