Quezon City – The Climate Reality Project, led by former US Vice President Al Gore, is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Virtual Global Training 2021, a rigorous and free nine-day program that equips aspiring climate advocates with practical tools to contribute to a powerful, diverse, and equitable movement for climate action.

The upcoming training, which will run from 16 to 24 October 2021, marks the second year that The Climate Reality Project is conducting its signature climate advocacy program completely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will feature sessions from a team of thought leaders, activists, and climate scientists.

Who can join and how?

Trainees must be at least 16 years of age. Minors require permission from a parent or legal guardian. Separate instructions for legal permission will be provided after selection.

Interested applicants must apply via this link. Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Successful applicants will receive an email once accepted.

Is there a training fee?

There is no fee to participate in the training. Instead, trainees are expected to complete 10 Acts of Leadership within one year of the training. An Act of Leadership is an action that spreads awareness, drives change, or supports solutions to the climate crisis. Since the training will be held online, participants will need access to reliable Internet and a device (e.g. computer, laptop, smartphone, and tablet) that has a working webcam and microphone to participate.

Will the training be in English?

Yes. All materials furnished by The Climate Reality Project will be in English.

How long is the training?

The training will run for nine (9) days. Required components will be clearly marked in the training agenda. Participants will be able to track their progress within the training software. The training will take 10-12 hours to complete, but most learning can be done at the convenience of the participant over the span of two (2) weeks.

The program is a mixture of live and on-demand sessions and activities. Content is available at various times and the training will air two different broadcast schedules, so participants should be able to create an agenda that works for their schedule.

What should be expected from the training?

Generally, the training will include sessions on the latest science on climate change and the present solutions to help address it. There will also be sessions on media engagement strategies, best practices in grassroots organizing, powerful storytelling, public speaking, and social media networking techniques. 

A training agenda will be made available to participants in due course.

What happens after the training?

Participants will become Climate Reality Leaders and will form part of The Climate Reality Leadership Corps, a network of more than 37,000 climate advocates across 170 countries working individually and collaboratively to advance the climate change agenda.

After completing the training, Climate Reality Leaders are expected to perform at least 10 “Acts of Leadership,” which may be in the form of raising awareness, driving change, or supporting solutions to the climate crisis. The Climate Reality Leadership Corps will offer as much support as possible, but Climate Reality Leaders will be responsible for seeking out opportunities to communicate the urgency of the climate crisis and to advance climate solutions.

Pinoy Climate Reality Leaders will be engaged by The Climate Reality Project Philippines Branch in its programs and activities. They will be provided by the Branch with continuous capacity development and learning opportunities that will empower them to pursue their climate-related initiatives.

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For further inquiries about the training, interested applicants may reach out to The Climate Reality Project Philippines at philippines@climatereality.com.