Washington, DC – The Climate Reality Project announced today that the organization will hold its 38th Climate Reality Leadership Corps activist training in Berlin, Germany from June 26-28.
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.
“Germany is demonstrating that investments in renewable energy and energy-efficient technology are key to transitioning to a clean energy economy without compromising economic growth,” said Al Gore. “I look forward to meeting and hearing from the inspiring climate activists in Germany and across Europe 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 Al 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.
Germany is in the process of implementing an energy transition strategy to help move the country away from coal. Climate action policies like these can influence other countries in Central and Eastern Europe to reexamine their own. The challenges for Germany and Europe as a whole 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 region’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. Climate Reality has 10 global branch offices, including one in Europe.
To learn more about the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in Berlin and to apply, visit https://www.climaterealityproject.org/training.