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The Climate Project Trains 250 | June 2010

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Vice President Gore and Minister Wan Gang, Ministry of Science and Technology

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TCP-China Training Group Photo

The China – U.S. Center for Sustainable Development is pleased to announce the convening of The Climate Project – China Training with Al Gore on June 9-11 and the launch of The Climate Project – China Secretariat.

The June 9-11 series of events was hosted by China’s Ministry of Science and Technology, with key leadership from Minister Wan Gang, and organized by The Climate Project and the China – U.S. Center for Sustainable Development. Vice President Gore and his team personally trained more than 250 individuals from government agencies, academia, the business community and non governmental organizations that commit to influence and train others to take action on the climate crisis. The training focused on the science of climate change, opportunities for action and methods to effectively communicate the call to action. This event, in Beijing, China was the first training to include materials from Vice President Gore’s latest book, Our Choice, A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis.

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.

China’s first group of trainees enthusiastically embraced Vice President Gore’s training program and showed tremendous motivation to deliver the message quickly and widely throughout China in the coming months.

To sustain this initiative, a TCP China secretariat is being formed in collaboration with the China Society for Sustainable Development to provide post-training support to TCP-China Presenters and coordinate future TCP-China programming. Sponsorship opportunities are available to support the ongoing efforts of TCP-China. Please contact Joe Marcotte for more information.

About Us:
The Climate Project, a program of the Alliance for Climate Protection, supports the work of more than 3000 volunteers in 55 countries around the world. Each of these volunteers, known as TCP Presenters, has been personally trained by Vice President Gore to deliver a frequently updated climate change awareness and solutions presentation. In just three years, TCP Presenters have delivered more than 70,000 presentations, reaching a combined global audience of more than 7 million people. The Climate Project has official branches in eight countries – Australia, Canada, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Spain, the U.K., the U.S., and now China. For more information please visit www.climateproject.org.

The Alliance for Climate Protection was founded in 2006 by Al Gore, Nobel Laureate and former Vice President of the United States. With more than 5,000,000 members worldwide, the Alliance is a unique non-governmental, 501 © (3) non-profit organization committed to educating the global community about the urgency of implementing comprehensive global solutions to the climate crisis. Working through global and country-specific efforts and campaigns, the Alliance draws together a diverse range of individuals and organizations by acting on its belief that the climate crisis impacts every one of us and transcends differences between geographies, cultures, faiths and politics. The Alliance is governed by a prestigious, bipartisan and international Board of Directors that includes three Nobel Prize winners. Through The Climate Project, the Alliance supports a network of more than 3000 volunteers operating in 55 countries worldwide who have been personally trained by Vice President Gore to present a version of the slide show featured in the Academy Award-winning film An Inconvenient Truth. For more information, please visit www.climateprotect.org.

The China‐U.S. Center for Sustainable Development (CUCSD) is a public‐private collaboration that aims to accelerate adoption of sustainable practices and technologies by connecting stakeholders and forging mutually beneficial environmental, social, and economic partnerships. The Center is guided by a Board of Councilors from China, the US and internationally. Management of initiatives is coordinated through joint secretariats – in China, the Administrative Center for China’s Agenda 21, a government agency, and in the US by the International Sustainable Development Foundation, a 501 © (3) non profit organization. For more information, please visit www.chinauscenter.org.