Andrew Suderman writes at The Anabaptist Network in South Africa (ANiSA) that the “Green Bishop,” Anglican Geoffrey Davies, recently called for rich Western countries to reimburse African countries for decades of environmental damages. South African environmental activists have come together to oppose a $3.75 billion World Bank loan for the building of the world’s largest coal burning plant, the Medupi Power Station, slated for Limpopo.
“We are not asking for a loan or grant. The rich North has exploited Africa, first through the slave trade and through mining minerals. They have become very wealthy, but in the process they have polluted the skies and environment that we are worried about today,” said Davies.