Solutions to climate change do not only come from research centers and laboratories but also through innovation by the people most affected.
To advance a zero-carbon, sustainable future for all African people.
Zero is the coalition campaign which aims to influence the African Development Bank (AfDB) to:
- Commit to 100% renewable energy in the Bank’s power lending portfolios
- Commit to 100% transparency in terms of:
- Disclosure and Access to Information
- Energy Efficiency Strategies
- Operational Management and Carbon Pricing
- Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accounting at the project and portfolio level
Zero Emissions | Omissions is a campaign led by a coalition of NGOs, CSOs, and volunteers from across the continent of Africa. We are calling on the African Development Bank (AfDB) to be 100% transparent, and to switch to 100% renewable energy in the Bank’s power lending portfolios.
All African countries have endorsed the Paris Climate Agreement and the goal to limit global temperature increase to 1.5ºC above pre-industrial levels. In accordance with international reports, most notable the recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), African countries are among the most vulnerable countries to climate change.
The time to take climate action for Africa is now – join us and add your voice to this movement.
research report summaries & resources
Not sure why the African Development Bank (AfDB) needs to be more transparent, and commit to 100% renewable energy in their power lending portfolios? Download and read these research reports and report summaries to find out why – and then share them with your networks to spread the climate action message further!
Zero is being led by a coalition of NGO’s, CSO’s and volunteers from across the African continent.
The African Climate Reality Project, under the leadership of our host organisation Food & Trees for Africa, works with African Climate Leaders, governments, NGOs and scientists across the continent to create tools and resources to support a network of African leaders who mobilise communities from Algeria to Zimbabwe to find climate change solutions.
The African Climate Reality Project is the African branch of the Climate Reality Project since 2014.
Abibiman Foundation is a Non-Profit Oriented, Non-Partisan, Non-Governmental Organization (RGD G5, 895, DSW 2525), established in 2000. The organisation works on a number of issues, including sustainable livelihoods, health, education, peace, environment, biodiversity, climate change, land degradation, agriculture, democracy and human rights based on knowledge of cultural, civic, formal and non-formal education for a better standard of human development at the national and international levels.
Fossil Free South Africa is a network of South Africans calling for divestment from fossil fuels – and restorative reinvestment in sustainable energy – to stigmatise fossil fuel use, accelerate sustainable system change, help slow climate change, reduce the financial risks of fossil fuel investments, and so help secure our human rights and common future.
The Afrolutionist is a Pan-African digital platform that encourages dialogue on inclusive African development in socio-politics, socioeconomics, arts & culture and the environment. Hosting inclusive conversations in the digital and physical space with SDG17 in mind, The Afrolutionist aims to create consciousness on reducing inequalities through the power of digital conversation.
Environment & Millennium Targets (EMT-CREED) is a Knowledge exchange, Research, Training & Development organisation registered in Nigeria. We have a reputation for high-quality research and text publications. We provide policy advisory services support for environment, climate change and sustainable development to government agencies, decision makers, universities, industries, NGO’s and the private sector. EMT is a one-stop shop for innovative, creative, inspiring and solution-based research works in the field of environmental sustainability & sustainable development and climate change vulnerabilities, impacts, mitigation and adaptation. EMT provides independent, professional services to authorities and other stakeholders in the field of environmental and climate change impact assessment across sub-Saharan Africa. We offer strategic support to governments, local authorities, development agencies, NGO’s and private sector clients, on the need to mainstream sustainable development and environmental impact assessment in the corporate decision making and in their policy, projects and programme planning. EMT functions as a Centre for research, environment education and development. We support initiatives to improve work place HSE performance and safety culture. EMT is the publisher of the journals ClimateTimes and SHE Culture.
Cercles des Grands Pionniers (CGP) rassemble les jeunes autour d’une cause commune, forme pour le leadership, l’entrepreneuriat, l’éveil, le développement personnel et la citoyenneté.
From advocating and running public campaigns to reducing plastic waste and banning harmful materials in our daily lives; to working with governments reducing CO2 emissions and encouraging them to make changes and investing more on renewable energy – Africa Green Concern Group is a non for-profit organisation that is passionate about environmental related issues. We are dedicated to making change through educating, training and empowering individuals across the African continent and beyond.
350Africa.org is building an African movement to fight climate change.
We are part of a million-people strong global climate movement that campaigns through grassroots organising and mass public actions in 188 countries.
The number 350 means climate safety: to preserve a liveable planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 400 parts per million and rising, to below 350 ppm.
Climate change will hit Africa hardest so this fight is about climate justice. Many of the poorest Africans, women and children are already facing more drought, floods and extreme weather that threaten their livelihoods and push food prices up. The fact is climate change is going to affect all of us.
We believe that an African grassroots movement can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of climate justice. That movement is rising from the bottom up all over the continent and is coming together to champion solutions that will ensure a better future for all.
350 CÔTE D’IVOIRE is a local branch of 350.org (an international environmental organization addressing climate change with the goal of reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide to 350ppm). The organisation is also a member of Global Power Shift West Africa, and campaign for renewable energy for a better living world, such as #BreakFree, Fossil Free, and #deCOALonise, as we lobby our government to stop funding fossil fuel development in Côte d’Ivoire.
Agro TECH Liberia is a public campaign based team of young agriculture professionals that seek to engage government, farmers, consumers, students, NGOs, and others in order to tackle food insecurity in Liberia. The campaign is working for the total integration of information communication technology in agriculture practices for efficiency and productivity, holding to the concept that agriculture is a business. There is a rapid development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), and Agro TECH Liberia stands to provide ICT services geared toward food security, youth empowerment and growth to support farmers and farming communities to improve agricultural productivity and sustainability.
AISDA is an international award-winning NGO with deep roots in Afar regional state and headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The main programmes of AISDA are health and nutrition (with a special emphasis on Maternal and Child Heath & FGM), livelihood, climate change adaptation & natural resources conservation, livestock health and development, WASH and water development, humanitarian and disaster responses, as well as disaster preparedness and response.
Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. Politicians don’t create political will, they respond to it. We believe that citizens can organize themselves with a good system of support can influence the political process positively.
MAYA is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organisation empowering youth to actively participate and involve others in sustainable development
Energies 2050 is a collective adventure in search of a better life together, respecting natural resources, and a necessary solidarity to reinvent, ENERGIES 2050 calls for the involvement of all citizens in the world for the setting up of a new shared development model to be collectively imagined.
Amis des Etrangers au Togo (ADET) is an NGO in Togo that works for social development, in particular for people with disabilities, the elderly, migrants, indigenous people, youth, and vulnerable women and children. Programmes and projects focus on agriculture, biodiversity, biotechnology, climate change, energy, tourism, health, and education.
African Youth Employment Solution (African_YES) is an African youth organization that drives holistic development & empowerment of youth through leadership development skills.
AMERDEV est née de la volonté de ses fondateurs spécialisés dans les énergies renouvelables, environnement et le
développement pour apporter leur contribution au développement de la Mauritanie.
L’objectif général de l’AMERDEV est la préservation de l’environnement à travers la promotion et la vulgarisation de l’usage des énergies renouvelables.
AREWA Youths Foundation is a Non Governmental Organization that focuses on providing charitable services to underprivileged communities.
The mission of the Centre for Disaster Risk Management & Development Studies is to train highly skilled personnel at the post-graduate level and to conduct result oriented researches on Disaster Risk Reduction with a view to building human capacity and the required data base for achieving a sustainable DRR in Nigeria.
CLIMATTERS (Climate Transformation and Energy Remediation Society) was established by a group of highly motivated, committed and energetic young people contributing their time and skills for the promotion of climate change knowledge, environmental sustainability, forest conservation and clean energy development in Nigeria towards sustainable development.
CLIMATTERS is a development organization. It’s a non-government, not-for-profit and non-sectarian, non-partisan organization, working for environmental sustainability. It’s a people-oriented NGO. CLIMATTERS is also an implementing organization which designs and implements various developmental projects with the financial and technical support of local and international donor agencies.
ClimatEducate Africa conceptualises Climate Change Education (CCE) to raise and spread awareness among wider communities spanning worldwide, to ultimately mobilize the youth and their communities for capacity-building and leading them for adaptation and mitigation.
CAFAF is a Ghanaian National Non-Governmental Organization with a global and local content thinking currently exclusively identified with promoting the empowerment of women, communities, young people to manage issues concerning their development and to advocate for and work towards adolescent and sexual reproductive health, rights and well-being; to advocate for and on behalf of young people, in the area of reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, environment, health, education, climate change, and other related issues that affect their total development.
Design for Activism & Social Change Organization (DASCO) is Non-Governmental Organization formed in 2018. Design & Social Activism is about using the incredible power of visual communication as a tool for making positive social transformation in our world – specifically by raising the voices of individuals & groups that would be normally overlooked in our current communications din.
DASCO is active in community capacity building related issues through creative, innovative, Arts and Designs communications. The primary focus of DASCO is on the problems of the poor youths and communities in their struggle on issues related to Youth development, Conflict Management and reconciliation, Child Protection & Child Therapy, Shelter, Land Protection, HIV AIDS, GBV, ICT, Education, Drugs abuse, Socio-Economic Activities, Community Dialogue, and Domestic violence including bad practices of Early Marriage among the youths, Environment Stabilization, Health awareness, Food Security and empowerment of the communities for self-governance are the most important components of its mission. Gender justice, Conflict Management, Natural Resource Management, and Livelihood security are our primary areas of concern.
Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP) is a Non-Profit organization founded on the ideals of Environmental Education, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, Renewable Energy and sustainable development. GIFSEP was established in recognition of the tremendous environmental challenges and the ever-increasing threats arising from the impacts of climate change. Mobilizing Communities to build resilience to a changing climate and to conserve and protect the environment.
Fund Our Future was founded to help global civil society make much more ambitious and far-reaching demands of the financial industry and to broaden the use of finance campaigning to stop climate destruction and the erosion of human rights, particularly in the Global South.
Global Media Foundation is aimed at supporting the Sustainable Development agenda through the capacity building, advocacy and resource mobilization for the marginalized – especially women, youth and children. They are dedicated to the betterment of the underprivileged and marginalized sections of society.
Green Development Advocates (GDA) is a conversation organisation working for a ‘Green Congo Basin’.
Southern Africa Media in Agriculture Climate and Environment Trust (SAMACET) advances information that supports sustainable development, food security and the protection of ecosystems throughout SADC. This is in accordance with SAMACET’s mandate to chat the course of smart agriculture, climate change mitigation and adaption, conservation and preservation of the environment for a better southern Africa.
Serengeti Eco Protection & Development Allaince (SEPDA) aims to enable their regional community to participate in the conservation and protection of natural resources.
Somaliland Social Development Organization (SOSDO) aims to help members of local communities meet their own needs through both short-term and long-term humanitarian and development initiatives, lobbying with and educating the community with a focus on of agriculture, environment, education, health awareness and youth empowerment.
Sierra Leone School Green Clubs (SLSGC) is a Community Based Organization which prioritises education, agriculture, protecting the environment and climate change.
Surge Africa is a Not-For-Profit organization that encompasses youths in activism through advocacy and capacity building to strengthen leadership and social impacts in local communities. We promote climate change remediation, quality education, livelihood-development of youths and economic empowerment. We are a people centered organisation, our programs are designed to serve people at the local level.
SuBeHuDe is promotes Sustainable Development with a focus on the preservation, conservation, and protection of the environment. The organisation concentrates on training Sustainable Commercial Beekeeping and Technology, Sustainable Practical Permaculture, Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation, Community Capacity Building and Sustainable Resource Management.
We are here to enthrone, promote and raise a generation of people sustaining a friendlier environment. We are driven by the irrevocable vision of attaining a healthier, friendlier and sustainable environment.
The New Wash Burn Foundation (NWBF) is an NGO working in Tanzania to care and help vulnerable and marginalized communities in the burning problems such as abject poverty, illiteracy, diseases and injustice. We aim to create awareness on peoples’ rights and maintaining their socio-economic and cultural lives as well as building their life standard without endangering their environment.
The Ghana Youth Environmental Movement (GYEM) is a leading youth-led environment and renewable energy advocacy and campaign group in Ghana. Our vision is to organize people to campaign for a sustainable environment and a just world for the current and future generations. We approach this goal by building an inter-generational movement of young people from diverse backgrounds in Ghana to lead solutions to environmental challenges and confront the climate crisis. We focus on bottom up solutions and encourage the co-production of knowledge through participatory approaches that engage the very agency of community and those at the front lines
Kishoka Youth Organisation is a registered community based organisation (C.B.O) formed with the aim of bringing youths together and reducing idleness. We aim to facilitate the empowerment of the community on issues affecting them and to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment,in order for them to attain sustainable livelihood and lead responsible and dignified lifestyle.
Action for Social Development and Environmental Protection Organization (ASDEPO) is an Ethiopian indigenous, non-governmental and non-profit making humanitarian organization established in 2013. ASDEPO is engaged in the following thematic program areas of intervention: Education, Health, Podoconiosis, Women and Youth Economic Empowerment, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH), Environmental Protection, Human Trafficking/Refugees/Migration, Skill Training.
South West Agricultural Nutrition and Development Organization (SOWANDO) is a non-governmental, relief and development organisation, was established in Biadoa South West State of Somalia in 1992 by an assembly of Somali Intellectuals, including the Somali Diaspora. The main purpose is to support and empower Women Rights and Somali vulnerable communities to develop strategies and skills which enable them to more effectively manage their own lives through the provision and promotion of quality health care, better education, HIV protection, reducing FGM side effects and sustainable livelihoods, Institutional Capacity Building and Good-Governance.
Agro Plantation for Climate Change and Food Security Organization (ACFO) is a regional environmental and agricultural non-profit organization, working in sectors on climate change, food security, renewable energy, education, sustainable development, forestry, agroforestry, fishery, water sanitation and hygiene; and it involves local communities to look for suitable and sustainable solutions to local environmental challenges and those around the globe
DAN DOR is a relief, recovery, and development non-profit organisation based in Puntland, Somalia that aims to achieve livelihood improvement through the sectors of food security, water and sanitation, education, environmental conservation, employment creation, and HIV/AIDS awareness raising and protection.
Project 90 by 30 works with individuals, organisations, and decision makers to identify actions that can reduce their impact on the environment. The organisation’s specific foci in pushing for low-carbon actions in South Africa is centred on developing environmental leadership in youth, enhancing energy and water security in communities and to advocate for, and support the involvement of South Africans in the transition to an equitable, low-carbon society.
The Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA) advocates equitable access to the basic conditions necessary to achieve health for all South African as well as equitable access to effective health care. PHASA will work with other public health associations and related organisations and advocate on national and international issues that impact on the conditions for a healthy society.