Al Gore (Photo: BBS)

Former United States Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore arrived in Colombia’s eastern city of Bucaramanga Thursday night and will speak on climate change Friday morning.

Gore, the founder and chair of the Alliance for Climate Protection, was expected to arrive in the state of Santander’s capital city of Bucaramanga on Thursday afternoon, but was delayed until 10 PM due to weather conditions affecting his flight.

The former US Vice President was rescheduled to speak at 9 AM Friday morning in the University of St. Thomas.

Gore will be headlining a conference discussing “Opportunities of the Green Economy” as a part of Colombia’s larger International Environmental Summit (CIMA Kids), which will gather academics, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, and students to learn about the environment and share their experiences.
More than 50,000 youth have also been participating in activities throughout the multi-day expo, many of which present different challenging scenarios of how to manage problems in the metropolitan area of Bucaramanga.
Bucaramanga was selected as the headquarters of this summit for being catalogued by the Inter-American Development Bank as an emerging and sustainable city, according to Gustavo Manrique, president of CIMA Kids.
Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for his work in climate change activism.


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