Climate change and the imperative to zero carbon emissions is a well-known topic. However, the world’s largest polluter despite promises. Continues to be the major proponent of coal-powered investment. Africa which for all but a handful of countries has ratified the Paris Accord. However, for many reasons, it continues to favour these coal power proposals. Three are continuous power cuts and coal is a cheaper alternative. All is not lost as mobilisation of the youth to the potential of renewable energy. With the jobs they can generate has led to a groundswell movement. Subsequently, overturning such a coal project and its necessary development of a port in one of the countries. There must be a commitment in Africa. To policies that guarantee renewable power. It is a long road and difficult given their circumstances. Only it is the most sensible one to travel.