• What we do

    WHAT IS THE CLIMATE REALITY
    PROJECT EUROPE?

    Total global
    renewable-based
    power capacity
    50% growth (2019-2024)*
    European coal
    plant countdown
    84 retired & to be retired*
    total european
    CO2 emissions (2018)
    5.6 billion tonnes*

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?

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climate crisis

The climate crisis is happening right here, right now, and it impacts our economy, health, agriculture, biodiversity, air quality, society and global migration.

  • In the current climate emergency, every policy decision must be made in the light of emissions reduction targets and the IPCC 1.5°C Report first scenario.
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leadership

Europe must continue to lead on the Paris Agreement goals and raise climate ambitions.

  • The early adoption of EU NDC ambitions is fundamental to strengthening the Paris Agreement processes outside Europe.
3

youth movements

Youth movements are successfully influencing the political landscape in Europe and contributing to new EU climate narratives.

  • We must listen to the next generations and ensure that their demands are met.
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carbon neutrality

Shifting from fossil fuels to renewables is the most feasible move towards EU carbon neutrality well before 2050.

  • The energy transition has huge economic potential for communities but will be fair and just only if based on dialogue among stakeholders and if adequate funding mechanisms are available.
  • The clean energy transition is already happening: Communities are leading the way to creating a fossil-free future.

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.

OUR ACTIONS

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.

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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.

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Germany

Germany

German Climate Leaders in Berlin have organised more than 10 climate vigils in front of the Brandenburg Gate and the Chancellor's Office, demanding the phasing out of coal. These actions will continue, since current policy developments do not reflect the Paris Agreement goals. Germany is in an ideal position to lead EU efforts.

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Spain

Spain

The Spanish Team has launched a Climate Leader Award to recognise outstanding efforts by stakeholders, including businesses, NGOs and the government sector. The award ceremonies have generated lots of discussion on climate. Today, Spain is one of the frontrunners in European climate efforts.

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Slovakia

Climate Reality Leader Peter Krajcik and Climate Fellow Daniela Pirselova have organised two iterations of the Climate Change Conference Slovakia, inspiring stakeholders and the government to consider phasing out coal and investing in renewables. The impact is clear: Slovakia has a 2027 deadline for phasing out coal.

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Germany

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Slovakia

OUR POSITION ON ENERGY RESOURCES

WHICH SOURCES ARE ACCEPTABLE?

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.

WHICH ARE NOT?

In order to accelerate the movement towards a clean energy economy, we explicitly do not support the following energy sources:

  • Coal, oil or natural gas, even if facilities are equipped with carbon capture and storage capabilities.
  • Nuclear energy.
  • Any other form of electricity generation that is not in line with our key considerations.