Friday, August 14, 2009

Welcome to The Climate Project - Philippine Presenters

What is TCP?

The Climate Project (TCP) is an international non-profit founded by Nobel Laureate and former Vice President Al Gore with a mission to increase public awareness of the climate crisis at a grassroots level worldwide. TCP consists of a professional staff and more than 2,600 dedicated volunteers throughout the United States, Australia, Canada, India, Spain, the UK, and Indonesia, all personally trained by Al Gore to present a version of the slide show featured in the Academy Award-winning film An Inconvenient Truth. In 2009, TCP expanded its mission with a anew commitment to advocacy and activism to combat the climate crisis. TCP presenters have reached a combined audience of more than 5 million people worldwide and plans are underway to develop affiliate offices in Israel, China, Eastern Europe, Mexico, and Latin America. Our hope is that by raising the awareness of our fellow citizens about this crisis and informing them about potential solutions, all of us, together, can preserve the climate balance on which humanity and our planet depends.

The Philippine participants during the Asia Pacific training on climate change in Australia form The Philippine Climate Justice Initiative as they continue to discuss the climate crisis with various audiences.

What are the goals?

TCP seeks to raise awareness about the urgency of the climate crisis. We hope to motivate individuals to become active participants in solving the climate crisis by:

1) Training a diverse range of citizens from numerous geographic regions and walks of life to communicate the science and impacts of climate change.

2) Engaging the public through presentations, news media, individual conversations, and grassroots advocacy and activism so that they will make informed choices about public policy matters related to climate change.

3) Promoting local, domestic and global initiatives to solve the climate crisis.

Who are the authorized Philippine presenters?

The Philippines has four official presenters. They have undergone series of trainings in Melbourne, VIC, Australia, under the tutelage of Al Gore himself and a bunch of scientific and social experts of TCP.

Persida works for the Philippines’ Public Attorney’s Office as its head in the Department of Justice. She wants to help the Philippines assist in addressing global concerns around climate change.

Rodne is the Executive Director of Sibuyan Island Sentinels League for Environment Inc., involved with the Philippine Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Areas and convened Mining Action Philippines in Australia. He supports indigenous communities to continue their traditional way of living, and helps mining affected communities.

Miguel is the Executive Director of Marinduque Council for Environmental Concerns. Living in a province already impacted by climate change, he is working with people who have been affected by climate change and disaster relief. As presenter, he commits to sustain his organization for the benefit of the poorest and most vulnerable communities.

Gilbert works for an international NGO that replaces the use of hazardous pesticides with ecologically sound and socially just alternatives. He works closely with farmers’ organizations. He is interested in how food production contributes to climate change.


For latest update on the Climate Crisis, please visit The Climate Project.

To request for presentations through the Philippine Climate Justice Initiative group, please complete this request form or e-mail directly for Philippine requests.

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