Al Gore to visit SA for ‘climate training awareness’

Former US vice-president Al Gore will be visiting SA for the Climate Reality Leadership Corps Africa Training initiative, taking place in Johannesburg from 12 to 14 March.

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Gore’s Climate Reality Project joins SA-based youth environmental organisation Generation Earth to bring climate change education to the country.

According to a statement released by Generation Earth, the “training aims to equip trainees with everything they need to be the best climate messengers in their community.

“Various experts will address best practices in communicating major impacts of climate change specific to Africa, the cost of these impacts, and the potential to grow the African market to adopt sustainable initiatives and alternative energy solutions.”

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Special focus will be given to issues that make the African continent vulnerable to the high cost of carbon pollution. Speakers will discuss how climate change affects water availability, agricultural yields, and human conflict and displacement.

They will also explore alternatives and low-cost energy solutions that are already reducing the continent’s reliance on fossil fuels and increasing resilience to the impacts of climate change.

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