Al Gore to lead training on climate change
Former Vice President and environmental advocate Al Gore is coming to the country in March to train a new batch of “climate reality leadership corps” in order to aid these modern day warriors in the battle against climate change.
Gore, who brought the world’s attention to detrimental impact of global warming through the documentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” has been a key advocate of effective communication in raising awareness on the effects of the global phenomenon.
The Manila event, which will be held from March 14-16, is entitled “The Climate Reality Project.”
It seeks to train communicators on effective ways to convey their messages on climate change amid the growing challenges being experienced by the nations because of it.
“My hope for this training is to build upon the momentum from Paris to work toward solutions from all corners of the world, starting with the Philippines—one of the countries most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change,” Gore said in a statement.
Last December, world leaders solidified their commitment to form a unified approach to the climate crisis.
Gore, together with scientists, strategists and communicators will educate participants from 130 countries on how to cascade information on the impact of climate change and carbon pollution in their respective communities.
Aside from playing a role in disasters, climate change also poses a challenge to agriculture workers as changing weather patterns affect farm production and food security.