Building the case for climate action

AS THE world celebrated Earth Hour on March 19, it was a great reminder how far we have come in creating awareness on the effects of climate change.

It is not about turning off the lights for an hour, instead a call for humanity to contribute towards climate change within their own power and capacity.

From rising sea levels to increasing global temperature, the climate crisis has resulted in many tragedies around the world. These include Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, which was the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, killing over 6,000 people in The Philippines.

Just last year, Iran reported a deadly heat index of 73 degrees celcius.

The impact of climate change is beyond human tragedies in affected areas; destruction of crops and climate migration can also have an effect in other countries.

However, all is not lost. Advancement in green technology and sustainable practices are the key to protecting our future generation.

More countries have begun to change their policies to address climate change through limiting or stopping coal production and increasing the use of renewable technologies.

This is the topic that has dominated conversations during the Climate Reality Project Training in Manila last week.

Attended by over 700 individuals from 58 countries, the training focused on the realities of climate change around the world. It also highlighted solutions that countries can adopt to solve the climate crisis.

Led by former US Vice President Al Gore, the three-day training aims to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to communicate the science of climate change to the public.

The Climate Reality Project is a diverse group of passionate individuals who come together to help solve the greatest challenge of our time.

They consist of cultural leaders, marketers, organisers, scientists and storytellers who are committed to building a better future together.

Attending the three-day training were two members of Green Brunei.

The duo will join ranks with over 3,000 climate reality leaders from all over the world to conduct Acts of Climate Leadership as a follow up of the training.

Source: Borneo Bulletin