Founded and chaired by Nobel laureate and former U.S. vice president Al Gore, The Climate Reality Project is dedicated to catalysing a global solution to the climate crisis. Through its global branch network, it highlights the need for urgent action at every level of society.
The European branch of The Climate Reality Project seeks to engage with European communities, empowering them to articulate greater climate ambitions and enabling citizens to co-create responses to the climate crisis, thus generating bottom-up support for the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
WHY MUST EUROPE FOCUS ON THE PARIS AGREEMENT IN 2020?
The climate crisis is happening right here, right now, and it impacts our economy, health, agriculture, biodiversity, air quality, society and global migration.
Europe must continue to lead on the Paris Agreement goals and raise climate ambitions.
Youth movements are successfully influencing the political landscape in Europe and contributing to new EU climate narratives.
Shifting from fossil fuels to renewables is the most feasible move towards EU carbon neutrality well before 2050.
While remaining an active member of civil society alliances, Climate Reality Europe will aim to foster local climate ambitions by focusing on solutions with the support of our Climate Reality Leaders and partners at community level.
At Climate Reality, we know that 100% renewable is 100% doable. Climate Reality Leaders use a wide variety of tools to share the truth about the climate crisis and to empower every individual to become a powerful force for change. These tools include giving presentations, writing blogs, writing to the press, organising local events, or meeting with local leaders.
Our national and regional teams aim to catalyse actions on community level to demonstrate that current Paris Agreement ambitions can be increased with the support of community groups.
OUR POSITION ON ENERGY RESOURCES
Solar photovoltaics and concentrated solar power; wind; geothermal; hydropower from new generation capacity on a non-impoundment facility or from new generation capacity on an existing impoundment that meets certain conditions; and biomass in solid, liquid, and gaseous forms, provided they meet very strict sustainability criteria.
In order to accelerate the movement towards a clean energy economy, we explicitly do not support the following energy sources: