In 2006, Nobel Laureate and former US Vice President Al Gore got the world talking about climate change with the Academy Award-winning film An Inconvenient Truth. Later that year, he founded the non-profit organization The Climate Reality Project to move the conversation forward and turn awareness into action all across the Earth.
Today, Climate Reality has 11 branches that work independently in their regions yet collaboratively with each other to drive real climate solutions around the world. Its mission is to empower a global cultural movement demanding immediate action on the climate crisis using cutting-edge education and communications strategies to demonstrate the urgency and solvability of the climate crisis.
The Climate Reality Project Philippine Branch re-launched in 2020 with a new approach to place its roster of Pinoy Climate Reality Leaders and their initiatives at the core of its action plan.
At present, the Branch works with government and civil society partners to create spaces and find opportunities for Climate Reality Leaders to share their stories, promote their climate initiatives, and provide critical inputs to the development and implementation of the country’s climate change adaptation and mitigation policies, plans, and programs.
The Branch also provides capacity development services to its diverse and thriving community of more than 1,800 Pinoy Climate Reality Leaders from the public, private, and youth sectors to empower them to promote renewable energy, sustainable urban mobility, and other development approaches in pursuit of genuine and lasting climate resilience for the country.
The Climate Reality Project is hosted in the Philippines by the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), an international non-government group advancing fair climate policy and low carbon, climate-resilient development.
ICSC is engaged with the wider international climate and energy policy arena, particularly in Asia. It is recognized for its role in helping advance effective global climate action and the Paris Agreement.
For more information about our host organization, please visit ICSC’s website.