On 16 October 2020, a climate justice charter was handed over to the South African Parliament by a group called the Climate Justice Charter Movement. This charter was formulated through discussions at many levels of organizations, including grassroots movements and is intended to be a compass for transformation in all levels and structures of our society, as well as addressing the burning issue of climate change which, while affecting everything and everyone, disproportionately impacts disadvantaged communities. The South African Academy was pleased to sign and support this charter as a beacon for future sociological and economic change.