Today, Brazil officially approved the Paris Agreement. Former Vice President Al Gore and The Climate Reality Project held a Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in Rio de Janeiro in November 2014 to provide local leaders with the skills and tools to build wide-ranging public support for action on climate change. At that time, Climate Reality established a branch office in Brazil that has been working to further climate action in the country.
Ken Berlin, President & CEO, The Climate Reality Project, issued a statement on Brazil's approval:
“Brazil’s decision to formally approve the Paris Agreement sends a powerful message to the world: that economic development and climate action can – and should – be pursued jointly. This approval puts pressure on the rest of the world’s large economies to implement the commitments they made in Paris last year. Many thanks to Brazil’s citizens, leaders, and NGOs – including the Brazil branch of The Climate Reality Project – for helping make this historic moment possible.”