Nobel Laureate and former US Vice President Al Gore and activists from The Climate Project (TCP) – including those from Indonesia – urged world leaders to reach agreement to deal with climate change.
“TCP Presenters are in a direct dialogue with their communities about the climate crisis. They fully understand that people, regardless of their politics or profession, want global leaders to take strong action to avoid catastrophic climate change,” Gore said in the gathering with about 94 volunteers from 19 countries.
TCP Indonesia Branch Manager Amanda Katili-Niode made the trip to Copenhagen along with 16 other TCP Presenters from Indonesia because she felt the experience would help her to improve as a climate change communicator.
“By attending this conference I am gaining perspective on the international negotiation process and interacting with a truly global community,” Amanda said.
TCP Presenters come from all walks of life. Indonesia has 53 members of the Climate Project Indonesia.
They have all been personally trained by Gore to deliver an updated version of the slide show featured in the Academy Award-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth.
TCP's mission is to educate the public about the harmful effects of climate change and to work toward solutions at a grassroots level worldwide.
TCP’s community of more than 3,000 presenters worldwide have delivered 70,000 presentations, reaching a combined global audience of 7.3 million people.
“With the support of Gore, The Climate Project will continue to do this important work in order to give the next generation a secure future,” Jenny Clad, Executive Director of the Climate Project, said.