Climate: drive to target needy communities

2011-06-09 00:00

A LOCAL environmental group, the Built Environment Support Group (BESG), last week launched a new project called Greener Pastures to teach poor communities about global warming and its impact on their livelihoods.

Greener Pastures aims to make vulnerable communities aware of how climate change affects them and to develop skills to lessen those effects.

The project, funded by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund to the tune of R3,5 million, will run for the next three years in the Msunduzi, Impendle, Mooi-Mpofana and Richmond municipalities.

Executive director Cameron Brisbane said poor communities are the most affected by global warming in the form of extreme weather like droughts and floods.


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