From June 26-28, climate leaders from around the world converged on Nashville, TN for The Climate Project’s International Presenter Training. 26 countries were represented. Over 670 people attended. Best of all, 32 of them were teens.
The Climate Project (TCP) is Al Gore’s climate change leadership program. As he has at previous events, Mr. Gore trained the attendees to educate the public on climate change using an updated version of his presentation from the award winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth. This training was particularly exciting because Mr. Gore showcased many new slides from his recent book, Our Choice, which focuses on solutions to the climate crisis. For the teens, it was also a joint event with the inaugural Inconvenient Youth Training.
Some of the teens at the training lived right there in Nashville. Others came from Indonesia, Turkey, Canada, Puerto Rico and the UK. All of them were awesome. They are living proof that teens are leading the way on climate and environmental issues today.
The IY group gathered on stage.
Besides keynote speaker Al Gore, they heard from environmental leaders and top climate scientists from around the world. Inconvenient Youth even got the chance to present. I have to say, it was an immense honor, and a little intimidating, to share the stage with such incredible people.
We are so excited that these teen leaders are not only official Climate Project Presenters, but will be serving on the Inconvenient Youth Advisory Board and helping guide the future of IY. You’ll be hearing from them soon. We can’t wait to see where we go!