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    January 23, 2018 | 12:19 PM

    Al Gore Discusses Climate Action, Extreme Weather at World Economic Forum (Video)

    Climate Reality’s founder and chairman, former US Vice President Al Gore, is in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 48th annual meeting, where he will discuss extreme weather, climate action, and the goal of limiting global temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius enshrined in the Paris Agreement. 

    The three-day annual event is being held January 23-26 with attendance expected from a who’s who of global and business leaders, academics, activists, and more, including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will deliver the opening address; French President Emmanuel Macron; British Prime Minister Theresa May; Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; and US President Donald Trump, who is set to deliver a keynote address before the close of the meeting.

    The Forum engages the foremost political, business, and NGO leaders in hopes of shaping global and industrial agendas to improve the state of the world.

    “Convening participants under the theme, Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World, the meeting will focus on finding ways to reaffirm international cooperation on crucial shared interests, such as international security, the environment and the global economy,” WEF writes.

    You can watch Vice President Gore live in the following sessions. If you’re unable to watch live, videos of each panel will be available here following the livestreamed event. Watch:

    Responding to Extreme Environmental Risks

    Wednesday, January 24, at 10:30 AM EST

    Summary: “As the global climate changes, extreme weather events are proving more devastating and expensive. How can affected countries and communities mitigate risk and build long-term resilience?”

    Stepping Up Climate Action

    Thursday, January 25, at 5 AM EST

    Summary: “According to current estimates, the Earth is expected to warm by 3.2 degrees Celsius by the end of the century – more than double the Paris targets. How can leaders seize the opportunity and ratchet up their efforts?”

    Climate’s Two Degrees of Separation

    Thursday, January 25, at 12:30 PM EST

    Summary: “The year 2016 was the hottest on record, continuing the trend for a third year. A major extension of the West Antarctic ice sheet has broken off and Swiss glaciers continue to recede. Is there still time to limit warming to two degrees and, if not, how do we adapt? This session will be followed by a special screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.”

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