The Climate Reality Project was a ‘Train the Trainer’ event. It was a three-day workshop in which participants learnt the science and available solutions to climate change. Participants learnt communication techniques to engage and inspire others to take action.
The training brought together pioneers, change agents, and proven leaders from across business, government, and civil society sectors. It enabled participants to develop the skills, relationships, and connections to help implement the agreement reached in COP 21, Paris.
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 influencers 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.
Credit: Climate Reality website