Navigation Links
The Climate Project Brings Together Historic Gathering of World's Experts on Climate Change
Date:5/14/2009

Hundreds of Grass-Roots Activists and Scientific Leaders Meet in Nashville for Al Gore's North American Summit

Nashville, Tennessee, (PRWEB) May 14, 2009 -- The Climate Project (TCP), an international non-profit founded by former Vice President Al Gore with a mission to increase public awareness of the climate crisis at a grassroots level worldwide, is opening its North American Summit in Nashville today.

During the three day event, Gore will address more than 500 attendees as well as conduct a three hour training workshop. Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chairman of the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will also be present. Award-winning scientist, environmentalist and journalist Dr. David Suzuki will join Gore and Pachauri, establishing the first time in history that three of the most recognized names in climate change have ever appeared together.

The Summit marks the beginning of TCP's "Phase Two," signaling the transition from its original mission of education and increasing public awareness of the climate crisis to its expanded objective of "advocacy and activism." Now, TCP volunteers, while continuing their education role, will also seek to persuade people to encourage elected officials and community leaders to urgently address climate change issues.

To help foster this move, Steve Hildebrand, Democratic political strategist and former deputy national campaign director for Barack Obama, will speak to attendees as well as Steve Bouchard, veteran political campaign strategist and Repower America Campaign Manager, about the national campaign to enact bold policies to improve climate change. Both are now working with Maggie Fox, CEO of The Alliance for Climate Protection, who is also addressing the conference.

The shift from public education to activism is inspired in part by the upcoming Copenhagen Treaty negotiations, a gathering in December 2009 of hundreds of representatives from around the world to discuss the replacement of the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012. The Kyoto Protocol set limits on greenhouse gas emissions for all participating countries. The treaty contained emissions trading options to combat the potentially harmful economic effects of sudden restrictions. The objective of the Copenhagen meeting is to establish options for furthering the Kyoto treaty goals. TCP's role will be to advocate for key leaders in the US and throughout the world to take strong positions during the Copenhagen meeting.

In addition, numerous environmental scientists will lead panel discussions on climate issues. Dr. George Woodwell, senior scientist at Woods Hole Research Center, and Dr. Eric Steig, geochemist and University of Washington professor, will speak on Global Warming Projections: The Latest Climate Science. A second panel, lead by Dr. Howard Frumkin of the Center for Disease Control and Dr. Paul Epstein from Harvard Medical Center, will address Emerging Health Threats of Climate Change.

Several other climate change workshops will also be held.

The following are some of the experts and leaders that will attend:

--Honorable Al Gore, Nobel Laureate and former Vice President, Founder of The Climate Project, Founder and Chairman of The Alliance for Climate Protection
--Mrs. Tipper Gore, author, photographer, former Second Lady of the United States
--Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Price with Gore
--David Suzuki, scientist, broadcaster, environmental activist
--Steve Hildebrand, Democratic political strategist, Deputy National Campaign Director for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign
--Steve Bouchard, veteran political strategist and Repower America Campaign Manager
--George Woodwell, Ph.D., ecologist, senior scientist at Woods Hole Research Center
--Eric Steig, Ph.D., geochemist, professor at University of Washington
--Dr. Howard Frumkin, CDC, Director of the National Center for Environmental Health
--Dr. Paul Epstein, Harvard Medical School Associate Director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment
--Jenny Clad, Executive Director of The Climate Project
--Larry Schweiger, President, National Wildlife Federation
--Maggie Fox, CEO of The Alliance for Climate Protection
--Don Henry, Executive Director of the Australian Conservation Foundation
--Kaki King, guitarist, singer-songwriter
--Roz Savage, ocean rower, environmental activist

About The Climate Project

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, and the UK, all personally trained by Al Gore to educate the public about climate change. In 2009, TCP expanded its mission with a new 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 depend.

For more information on The Climate Project, please visit http://www.theclimateproject.org or call (615) 327-7577.

Media Contacts:
Carrie Criado
Communications Director
The Climate Project
carrie.criado @ theclimateproject.org
832-576-6207

Kalee Kreider
Office of Honorable Al and Mrs. Tipper Gore
press @ carthagegroup.com,
(615) 332-5004

Julia Payne
Communications Director
The Alliance for Climate Projection
julia.payne @ climateprotect.org, (202)628-1999

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/05/prweb2424504.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Kaiser Permanente Achieves Climate Action Leader Status
2. Climate may increase heat-related deaths by 2050s, says Mailman School of PH study
3. Motivational coaching climate outscores winning for young athletes
4. APHA Adopts New Policies on Food Safety, Global Climate Change, Multidrug-Resistant Organisms, Breastfeeding and Feminine Hygiene
5. NABJ Joins with U.N. to Cover Climate Change and Development in Senegal
6. New study shows worlds protected areas threatened by climate change
7. Climate change, gender differences, health among EurekAlert! 10 Most Popular Stories in 2007
8. Microbes as climate engineers
9. Small sea creatures may be the canaries in the coal mine of climate change
10. Governor Rendell Tells Congress Prescription for Pennsylvania Will Improve Health Care Climate for Small Businesses
11. Commissions Revenue Cap Proposal Would Require Cuts in Education, Health, and Safety, and Harm Business Climate
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
The Climate Project Brings Together Historic Gathering of World's Experts on Climate Change
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... via ... antimicrobial, mesh back 24/7 task chair specifically designed for clinical areas. Genie Copper ... thrilled to partner with Cupron® to provide customers with a game changing chair ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... ... After raising nearly $30,000 on Kickstarter , about three-times its original ... discounted crowdfunding price on Indiegogo . , “Along with creating an anti-stress gadget ... a fidget toy to the market that was made of superior quality and wouldn’t ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2017 , ... Silver Birch ... community, which is located on more than four acres of land at 5620 Sohl ... , The 103,000 square-foot building includes 125 studio and one-bedroom apartments. Each of ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... Dr. Alex Rabinovich, a highly-skilled oral surgeon ... informational blog post on insurance options. If a Bay Area patient has to search ... time and money. Visiting an in-network provider for a second opinion can ensure a ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... ... FLINTHILLS FAMILY-Our Journey to the Cross”: the personal journey of Bob Massey and his faith ... published authors, Bob and Margaret Massey. Bob Massey is small in stature but big ... tough." His love for others is apparent in all of his life decisions. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/10/2017)... -- Global Health Intelligence (GHI), the leading healthcare ... published its 2017 ranking of the Best-Equipped Hospitals in ... analysis from GHI,s hospitals database for Latin America , ... The GHI database covers 86% of the hospitals in ... points for each institution in key areas such as beds, ...
(Date:5/9/2017)... , May 9, 2017  Demonstrating its ... board of directors for the Pharmaceutical Research and ... for membership. Biopharmaceutical companies will now have to ... order to be eligible to join PhRMA. ... the board is sending a clear message that ...
(Date:5/6/2017)... Texas , May 5, 2017   Provista , ... with more than 200,000 customers, today announced Jim Cunniff ... a wealth of executive and business experience to Provista, including ... compounding pharmacy in California . He assumed ... "Jim is a great fit for Provista," says ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: