Building on the momentum from COP 21, The Climate Reality Project will be conducting an intensive three-day training, led by its Chairman Al Gore running March 14—16 in Manila. The training will bring together pioneers, change agents, and proven leaders from across business, government, and civil society sectors to enable participants to develop the skills, relationships, and connections to help implement the agreement reached in Paris.
The Philippines training will be the 31st Climate Reality Leadership Corps event and welcome hundreds more leaders to this network. The training will also establish the Climate Reality Philippines branch and incorporate both a global and local focus, with sessions addressing the vulnerability and resiliency of the archipelago and the region to climate impacts, the revolutionary potential of renewables, the importance of effective climate finance, and the moral imperative of all countries to adopt climate smart policies.
In December 2015, leaders from over 190 governments met in Paris for the UN’s COP 21 climate talks to create a historic agreement to limit the greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change and keep average planet-wide temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius while pursuing efforts to keep warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The conference marked a global turning point on climate change, not only for the extraordinary agreement that world leaders reached in Paris, but also for the unprecedented number of citizens speaking up all around the world, demanding bold action to address the climate crisis and making this landmark agreement possible.
Working alongside partners throughout the climate community, Climate Reality’s trained activists and supporters were instrumental in engaging and mobilizing millions worldwide to speak up for a strong agreement at COP 21 long before negotiators arrived in Paris. And at the heart of this effort were members of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps, a global network of activists and infuencers founded by Climate Reality Chairman and former US Vice President Al Gore. With the 2006 release of his Academy Award-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, Vice President Gore created a new approach to climate outreach, speaking directly to audiences – as one concerned citizen to another – about the reality of climate disruption and how we can solve it. The result was a message that inspired people everywhere to take action and launched a new global climate movement.
Today, the Climate Reality Leadership Corps builds on this legacy by taking great leaders and making them exceptional through a training program that provides world-class instruction in climate science, communications, and organizing.
AT THE PHILIPPINES TRAINING, PARTICIPANTS WILL:
- Gain an understanding of the climate policy landscape and its implications for the Philippines and other vulnerable nations following COP 21 in Paris;
- Learn skills and strategies for delivering cutting-edge climate science, public speaking, organizing, and media engagement in the twenty first century;
- Hear from local, regional, and international experts on strategies for implementing solutions; and
- Meet in facilitated small-group sessions to connect with the organization and our global network, subject experts, and each other.
APPLY TODAY TO JOIN US IN PHILIPPINES FROM MARCH 14-16, 2016! www.ClimateRealityProject.org/training