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article imageAl Gore to Launch The Climate Project in China

By Kim I. Hartman     May 29, 2010 in World
Washington - The Climate Project supports more than 3,000 diverse and dedicated volunteers worldwide who have been personally trained by former U.S. Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore to educate the public and to raise awareness about climate change.
Former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore, the Alliance for Climate Protection, The Climate Project, and the China-U.S. Center for Sustainable Development will host a training session in Beijing, China June 9-11, 2010. The event, held with the support of the Chinese government, led by the Ministry of Science and Technology, will see Vice President Gore personally train a cross-section of 300 Chinese citizens who share a commitment to reduce the harmful effects of climate change.
"I am so honored that I will be returning to China to deliver my slideshow and present the latest updated information about the climate crisis and how we can solve it. China has rapidly emerged as a leader in renewable energy and it is very encouraging to see the Chinese people take a direct role in beginning to help solve global warming," said former Vice President Al Gore.
Al Gore
Al Gore
The Climate Project (TCP), a program of the Alliance for Climate Protection, supports the work of more than 3,000 volunteers in 55 countries around the world. The Climate Project has eight official branches - Australia, Canada, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Spain, the U.K. and the United States and with the new training will now add China. The Beijing event will focus on the science of climate change and provide tools for effective communication about the issue.
"The Alliance for Climate Protection is excited about the opportunity for The Climate Project to work in partnership with citizen volunteers and the Chinese government in an educational campaign about the urgency and solvability of the climate crisis," said Maggie L. Fox, President and CEO of the Alliance for Climate Protection.
"The training and establishment of an official branch of Al Gore's The Climate Project in China represents a historic and landmark opportunity to build international collaboration between volunteers who can educate their local communities on the urgency of taking action on climate change," added Jenny Clad, Director of The Climate Project.
Global climate change is recognized as the defining agenda for the 21st century - impacting every natural resource and human habitat. Immediate action on multiple fronts is necessary to more deeply understand the significance of climate change and to identify actions that can responsibly address the global climate crisis. These actions are critically important in both the U.S. and China - the world's leading producers of greenhouse gases.
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