The African Climate Reality Project (ACRP), a programme of Food & Trees for Africa, is the African chapter of former Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project. In March 2014, Gore trained some 570 African Climate Leaders in South Africa, These leaders come from government, NGOs, youth, media and science across the continent. Their aim is to mobilise communities from Algeria to Zimbabwe to find solutions to climate change.
Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) is South Africa’s first national social and environmental enterprise working towards a healthier more sustainable and low carbon future through developing, managing and promoting greening, climate change action, sustainable natural resource management, organic farming and food security programmes. Over 4.2 million trees have been distributed, thousands of natural food gardens, bamboo projects and organic farms for historically disadvantaged communities have been developed. FTFA has been a pioneer of climate change response, mitigation and adaptation, launching the first South African carbon calculator, the Carbon Protocol of South Africa and the Climate Hero Awards Africa.