Climate change, El Niño and drought – Is there a link?

Join February Green Drinks for a discussion by Linda Phalatse JOHANNESBURG – 18 February 2016 – The African Climate Reality Project (ACRP) and Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) are proud to be hosting Mrs Linda Phalatse from  GIZ as Transport and Climate Change Advisor within the Department Water, Energy and Transport at the event…

Join February Green Drinks for a discussion by Linda Phalatse

JOHANNESBURG – 18 February 2016 – The African Climate Reality Project (ACRP) and Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) are proud to be hosting Mrs Linda Phalatse from  GIZ as Transport and Climate Change Advisor within the Department Water, Energy and Transport at the event on Thursday 18 February in Wendywood, Johannesburg. She will share knowledge based on her twelve years of experience from various national and international organisations on global climate change in different sectors, answer questions and interact with Green Drinks’ guests.

Unfortunately, with the current climate change impacts, the ecosystem may not have sufficient time to recover before El Niño strikes again but now we are guilty of weakening the ecosystem by having it occur more often than the system has evolved to cope with ” she says.

She has previously worked for the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality as the Head of Climate Change and Resilience for seven years where she was responsible for leading the implementation of high level climate change programmes to ensure that the City is climate resilient and reduces its carbon footprint. She was also responsible for facilitating implementation, compliance and monitoring of the City’s Energy and Climate Change Policy & Strategy for the transport, waste, water and infrastructure sectors among others. She has served as President of the Gender & Climate Change Coalition; Executive-Director of Young Minds in Environment for six years; and currently serves as a Chairperson for Women in Green Stilettos in Africa. She received her Postgraduate degree in Atmospheric Science from the University of Cape Town.

The African Climate Reality Project, in partnership with FTFA, hosts Green Drinks at the FTFA Khaya on the third Thursday of every month. This is a great opportunity to meet fascinating speakers and learn about new solutions to environmental and climate change challenges.

 

For more about ACRP see www.climatereality.co.za

 

Date: Thursday 18 February 2016

Time: 17h30 for 18h00

Venue: 94 Bessemer Street, Wendywood, Johannesburg.

R50 donation and cash bar available.

RSVP and inquiries: [email protected]

Elin Ström

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