Innovation & Sustainability

Apply for the Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training in Berlin

Das Progressive Zentrum is a partner of former US Vice President Al Gore's initiative

Join the Climate Reality Leadership Corps training and work with former US Vice President Al Gore and renowned climate scientists and communicators to learn about what’s happening to our planet and how you can use social media, powerful storytelling, and personal outreach to inspire audiences to take action. Registration closes on May 22, 2018.

The Climate Reality Project is a non-profit organisation involved in education and advocacy related to climate change, founded in 2011 by Al Gore, an American politician and environmentalist. In 2018, the organisation will host its 38th Climate Reality Leadership Corps activist training on June 26-28 in Berlin. Das Progressive Zentrum is an official partner of this initiative.

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 event will be the first such training in Europe since 2013. The training offers the chance to learn directly from Al Gore and a line-up 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 re-examine their own. The challenges for Germany and Europe as a whole will accelerate this transition, phasing out coal production, meeting the ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement, and ensuring that the movement to clean energy is a just and fair one for the region’s many fossil fuel workers.

Registration closes on May 22, 2018.

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Maria Skóra

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16 May 2018