In 2006, Nobel Laureate and former US Vice President Al Gore got the world talking about climate change with the Academy Award-winning film An Inconvenient Truth.
It was just the beginning of a climate revolution. Later that year, he founded what would become The Climate Reality Project to move the conversation forward and turn awareness into action across the Earth.
Today, as Climate Reality, we're a diverse group of passionate individuals who've come together to solve the greatest challenge of our time. We are activists, businesspeople, cultural leaders, organizers, scientists, and storytellers committed to building a sustainable future together.
our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every sector of society.
THE CLIMATE REALITY
STATEMENT ON RACIAL JUSTICE
The Climate Reality Project stands in solidarity with those demanding justice for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless other lives lost to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality.
We recognize that these are not isolated incidents. As an organization fighting for climate justice, we have a responsibility to speak out against systemic racism and work with our partners to help dismantle systems of white supremacy that perpetuate violence and harm against people of color. There can be no climate justice without racial justice. We are committed to showing up and standing with our partners, colleagues, employees, friends, more than 21,000 Climate Reality Leaders, and all people who experience social injustice and racism of all kinds.
If you are able, we urge you to support the organizations working on the ground right now to fight racial injustice, including the Poor People's Campaign, Equal Justice Initiative, Black Mamas Matter, Reclaim the Block, and Black Visions Collective.
Our movements are inextricably linked, and our mission to build an equitable and inclusive climate movement is only possible if we continue to fight for the health, safety, opportunity, and basic human rights of all people. Stand with us.
THE CLIMATE REALITY STATEMENT ON DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
At The Climate Reality Project, we are committed to building a more just and equitable world, one where all voices are heard and respected regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or physical ability.
We recognize that a diverse and inclusive movement is critical to solving the climate crisis, and that to build this winning coalition, we must ensure that those directly impacted – particularly those who have been excluded in the past – are at the center of the movement for change. While the climate crisis manifests on a global scale, we acknowledge that indigenous peoples, low-income families, people of color, and other historically marginalized groups represent frontline communities who experience harmful climate impacts first and worst.
To live our values of a truly sustainable future for all, we must commit to understanding and undoing the historic injustices which contribute to this reality and, in our solutions, address systemic inequities.
At The Climate Reality Project, we believe that equity, fairness, and the fully voiced engagement of frontline communities most impacted by climate change are essential components of any enduring climate solution and that to solve the climate crisis, we must pursue a just transition to a clean energy economy that nurtures healthy and sustainable communities and ecosystems.