Greenpeace wants more urgency from government to avoid 'airpocalypse'

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Global environmental activist group Greenpeace expressed its concern about a lack of urgency in Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe's budget vote speech.

On Thursday, Mantashe and Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy delivered their budget votes speeches. "Minister Mantashe's budget vote speech indicated no real sense of urgency around the climate crisis, deadly air pollution and the thousands of people it kills prematurely.

"The growing climate crisis does not afford us the luxury of debate, and Minister Creecy is correct that unless we act now the climate crisis may threaten our very existence," said Happy Khambule, Greenpeace Africa's senior political adviser, in a statement.

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