SUMMARY: This book looks at the anticipated impact of climate change and the experiences of millions of people who are facing a climate disaster, focusing on Southern and South Africa. It takes its perspective from fenceline communities who have varying interests in a Just Transition. The book also recalls the Million Climate jobs campaign, discussing where the climate change jobs will materialise. Lastly the book examines the implications of a chaotic and unplanned transition out of coal, experienced around Arnot and Hendrina, two of the six power stations slated for decommissioning before 2030.
KEY FINDING / RECOMMENDATIONS: The book recommends in broad terms that we should rapidly reduce fossil fuel burning to cut emissions to zero; look to the survival of the people through our democratic organisation and common control of resources; restore the land and its capacity to absorb and store carbon, including through the way we grow food; and c laim the climate debt owed by north to south and rich to poor.