South Africa: The Green Connection in France, With SA Small-Scale Fishers, Supporting a Criminal Climate Change Case Against TotalEnergies

This week, The Green Connection and South African small-scale fishers are in Paris supporting French NGOs and climate victims filing a criminal case against TotalEnergies’ board and shareholders. The aim is to set a precedent in climate litigation, holding fossil fuel producers accountable for climate chaos. Advocacy Officer Lisa Makaula urges TotalEnergies to halt fossil fuel projects and invest in sustainable development. Small-scale fishers, including Darlin McQuin and Sifiso Ntsunguzi, voice strong opposition to oil and gas exploration, emphasizing its threat to their livelihoods and marine ecosystems. The Green Connection’s Strategic Lead, Liz McDaid, highlights the importance of holding polluters accountable to protect vulnerable communities and the planet’s future.