New Delhi, India (December 3, 2014) – The Climate Reality Project announced the next Climate Reality Leadership Corps training, the 27th of its kind, will be held in New Delhi, India, February 22-24 2015. The application period for the India training is now open, and we will be accepting applications until January 23, 2015.
Former U.S. Vice President and Climate Reality Project Chairman Al Gore will lead the training for hundreds of new Climate Reality Leaders. Joining him will be an impressive list of world-class scientists, strategists, communicators, and technical specialists discussing the science of climate change and the direct cost impacts are having on communities around the world, and India in particular.
Together, these experts, along with Al Gore, will teach participants about the science of climate change, solutions for the climate crisis and how to effectively communicate about climate change.
“There are many reasons to be optimistic about our ability to solve the climate crisis,” said Al Gore, Chairman and Founder of The Climate Reality Project. “The Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in New Delhi, which will bring together committed activists and citizens from all over India and from several others nations, gives me yet another reason to be hopeful. After completing this training, these leaders will be empowered with the best tools possible to communicate this message of hope to their own communities.”
The intensive program is designed to formally train a new group of community, government and business leaders to become Climate Reality Leaders, who then become change agents in their own communities. They will emerge from the program as energized and skilled communicators with the knowledge, tools and drive to educate diverse communities on the costs of carbon pollution and what can be done to solve the climate crisis.
Thus far, the Climate Reality Project has trained over 7,000 Climate Reality Leaders from more than 100 countries, including recent trainings held in Istanbul, Chicago, Johannesburg, Melbourne and Rio de Janeiro.
India is acutely feeling the effects of climate change through extreme rainfall, flooding and significant changes to agricultural patterns without the infrastructure to easily adapt. Earlier this year over 1500 people participated in a march to press for intervention on climate change making New Delhi a perfect host for this next training working to address the significant climate impacts already being felt in the region and worldwide.
The training in New Delhi will highlight the need for solutions and resilience strategies that address important realities and needs in India such as water scarcity, heat stress and ultimately feeding 200 million food insecure people nationwide.
To apply, visit www.climaterealitytraining.org.
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