Climate action in the dark

Earth Hour is approaching for the 10th time on Saturday 19 March. I remember my first Earth Hour. My family and I spent it playing board games and chatting. It was so freeing to switch the lights off, unplug the appliances, and light some candles (though it must be said that a lot of candles…

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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…

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Climate Change, Technology and the rural poor

Written by Gavin Heron We were supposed to train, impart knowledge and then head off back to Jo’burg. It was great to return to Umtata as, in a past life, I’d done rural development work in the Willowvale District in the, then, Transkei. While visiting the shelter we were taken around the gardens. They were…

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CLIMATE REALITY LEADERSHIP CORPS TRAINING MANILA, PHILIPPINES

Building on the momentum from COP 21, The Climate Reality Project will be conducting an intensive three-day training, led by its Chairman Al Gore running March 14—16 in Manila. The training will bring together pioneers, change agents, and proven leaders from across business, government, and civil society sectors to enable participants to develop the skills,…

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IT’S THE WORLD’S EASIEST DECISION: CLIMATE REALITY MOBILIZES GLOBAL CITIZENS TO DEMAND LEADERS ACT AT COP

 Washington, DC (30/11/15) – The Climate Reality Project has launched World’s Easiest Decision, a humorous, interactive website designed to drive attention to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) kicking off today in Paris, and to encourage world leaders to commit to strong emissions reductions…

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CIVIL SOCIETY LEADERS DELIVER OVER 6 MILLION PETITIONS FOR CLIMATE ACTION TO UN SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI-MOON

Climate Reality Chairman Al Gore joins leadership of 350, Avaaz, Climate Action Network, Earth Day Network and others in call for action Le Bourget, France (December 10, 2015) — Today, former US Vice President and Chairman of The Climate Reality Project Al Gore joined the leadership of civil society organizations 350, Avaaz, Climate Action Network International,…

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24 HOURS OF REALITY AND LIVE EARTH BROADCAST EVENT TO AIR 2-HOUR SPECIAL ON GLOBAL CLIMATE SOLUTIONS IN CONJUNCTION WITH COP21

Former US Vice President Al Gore to host 2-Hour Special featuring musical acts Duran Duran, Elton John, Mumford and Sons, Fall Out Boy, Hozier, Walk the Moon and Florence and the Machine. Washington, DC (12/1/15) – In light of the terrorist attacks in Paris, the 24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth: The World Is Watching global…

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COP21: Week 1 Insights

As the week comes to an end, Paris has shown some interesting colours as world leaders have hustled to make their climate pleas known. Coming into the week, the expectation was that Paris must bring-forth a long-term, realistic agreement that limits global warming to less than 1.5C and strengthens resilience to climate change. Although there…

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