Taking the climate train

Environmental protection is a largely neglected issue in South Africa and there is little public understanding of what individuals can do to help. Few houses are insulated and people tend to rely on air conditioning in summer and electric heaters in winter. As part of the United Nations Climate Change Conference taking place in Durban in November and December, a train is traveling across the country to raise awareness of environmental issues. That would help spread awareness through much of the continent given that South Africa has one of Africa's strongest economies and other African nations often follow its example. The train will reach Durban on the eve of the conference and remain there throughout its duration. Once it's over, the train will set off once again.

A film by Jürgen Schneider



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