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    April 30, 2018 | 11:07 AM

    Al Gore and The Climate Reality Project to Train New Climate Activists in Berlin

    Applications are now open for the three-day training, where former US Vice President and Climate Reality Founder and Chairman Al Gore will train people from around the world to become Climate Reality Leaders and take action to address the climate crisis. This will be the first such training in Europe since 2013.

    “As a global leader on climate action, Germany has demonstrated that investment in renewable energy and technology can help usher in a successful transition toward a clean energy economy without compromising economic strength,” said former US Vice President and Climate Reality Chairman Al Gore. “I look forward to meeting and hearing from the inspiring climate activists in Germany who are helping drive climate action that will continue to accelerate the global shift away from fossil fuels.”

    The training offers the chance to learn directly from Vice President Gore and a lineup of renowned climate scientists and communicators on how to inspire action and lead their communities in fighting for a sustainable future powered by clean energy.

    The training’s wide-ranging sessions will explore how participants can raise public awareness of the climate crisis, build support for the practical solutions in our hands today, and pressure government leaders to act. Participants will also learn how to give the presentation made famous by the Oscar-winning film An Inconvenient Truth and seen in the 2017 follow-up film An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. 

    The training comes to Berlin at a time when Germany and the European Union are feeling the effects of the climate crisis. Europeans have already experienced deadly heat waves, dangerous flooding, and rapidly decreasing snowpack exacerbated by the climate crisis. Without concerted action by government leaders, these impacts are likely to only worsen in the coming years.

    The good news, however, is that Germany has taken initiative to implement a far-reaching energy transition strategy to help move the country away from coal. What’s more, climate action policies like these have influenced other countries in Central and Eastern Europe to reexamine their own. The challenges for Germany will be accelerating that transition, phasing out coal production, meeting the ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement, and ensuring that this movement to clean energy is a just and fair one for the country’s many fossil fuel workers.

    Climate Reality has trained more than 14,000 activists working in 141 countries. Recent trainings have been held in Mexico City, Mexico; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Seattle, Washington; Denver, Colorado; Shenzhen, China; Manila, Philippines; Miami, Florida; Toronto, Canada; New Delhi, India; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    To learn more about the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in Berlin and to apply, visit  www.climaterealityproject.org/training.  

     

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    ABOUT THE CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT

    Founded by Nobel Laureate and former US Vice President Al Gore, The Climate Reality Project is working to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society. With a global movement more than 5 million strong and a grassroots network of trained Climate Reality Leader activists, we are spreading the truth about the climate crisis and building popular support for clean energy solutions. For more information, visit www.climaterealityproject.org or follow us on Twitter at @ClimateReality.