ZuriPlanet Engages in Landmark Meeting in Manchester, UK

ZuriPlanet Executive Director Engages in a Landmark Meeting with Carbon Literacy Project Co-Founder in Manchester

Manchester, UK—Zuriplanet Africa LTD is excited to share a pivotal moment in our journey. Our Executive Director, Mr Michael Esilaba, recently had a meaningful meeting with Mr Phil Korbel, Co-Founder and Director of Advocacy at the Carbon Literacy Project, at their headquarters in Manchester, United Kingdom. This meeting, a culmination of our efforts, signifies a new chapter for us following the Carbon Literacy Project’s accreditation of ZuriPlanet’s “Carbon Literacy for Africa” course.

Meeting Overview:

The meeting took place at the Carbon Literacy Project headquarters, where Mr Esilaba and Mr Korbel discussed the vital role of Carbon Literacy in addressing climate change and the impact of the newly accredited course on African communities.

The “Carbon Literacy for Africa” course aims to empower individuals and organisations across the continent with the knowledge and skills necessary to reduce carbon footprints and promote sustainable practices.

Key Highlights:

Course Accreditation:

  • “Carbon Literacy for Africa” Course: The Carbon Literacy Project’s accreditation of ZuriPlanet’s course is a significant step. It aims to equip participants with a comprehensive understanding of Carbon Literacy, uniquely tailored to Africa’s environmental and socio-economic contexts, making it highly relevant and appealing to our African audience.
  • Global Standards: The course aligns with international standards for Carbon Literacy education, ensuring that participants receive up-to-date and actionable information on reducing carbon footprints and implementing sustainable practices.

Strategic Discussions:

Paving the Way for Enhanced Climate Education and Awareness in Africa. Collaboration 

Collaborative opportunities: The meeting served as a platform for ZuriPlanet and the Carbon Literacy Project to explore potential collaboration opportunities. The focus was on expanding the reach of Carbon Literacy training and developing new educational resources tailored to African contexts, thereby enhancing climate education and awareness in the region. We believe that by working together, we can make a significant impact on climate change in Africa.

Impact on African Communities:

Empowering Change: The ‘Carbon Literacy for Africa’ course is not just a training program. It’s a beacon of hope for communities, businesses, and governments across Africa, inspiring them to take meaningful action against climate change. With its practical tools and knowledge, the course aims to foster a culture of sustainability and environmental responsibility, paving the way for a brighter, greener future. We are confident that this course will empower African communities to combat climate change and embrace sustainable practices. 

Building Resilience: Through the course, participants will learn to implement effective carbon reduction strategies, contributing to greater resilience against the impacts of climate change and supporting sustainable development goals.

Mr Michael Esilaba, Executive Director of ZuriPlanet Africa LTD, expressed his gratitude, saying, ‘It was an honour to meet with Mr. Phil Korbel and discuss our shared vision for promoting Carbon Literacy in the Global South. The Carbon Literacy Project’s accreditation of our ‘Carbon Literacy for Africa’ course as the first in Africa is a significant milestone. This course will educate and empower African communities to combat climate change and embrace sustainable practices. We are deeply grateful for the opportunity to work with the Carbon Literacy Project on this important initiative.’

Mr. Phil Korbel, Co-Founder and Director of Advocacy at the Carbon Literacy Project, said, “We are delighted to work with ZuriPlanet Africa LTD and support their efforts to bring Carbon Literacy to Africa. The accreditation of their course demonstrates our confidence in its quality and impact. We look forward to seeing the positive changes this program will bring to communities across the continent.”

Next Steps:

Next Steps: Zuriplanet Africa LTD will launch the’ Carbon Literacy for Africa’ Course and explore further collaboration with the Carbon Literacy Project.

About Zuriplanet Africa LTD:

Zuriplanet Africa LTD is a leading training and consultancy firm specialising in sustainability and climate change adaptation services. Focusing on empowering communities and professionals, Zuriplanet offers a range of accredited training programs and consultancy services designed to drive positive environmental impact.

About the Carbon Literacy Project:

The Carbon Literacy Project is dedicated to educating individuals and organisations about the impact of carbon emissions and the importance of carbon reduction. Co-founded by Phil Korbel, the project aims to increase Carbon Literacy worldwide.

For media inquiries, please get in touch with info@zuri-planet.com

Dr Kirstie Bailey

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