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Luncheon & Reception with former VP Al Gore

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 12:00pm

 

This event is by invitation only.

In the wake of the UN Climate Summit, and concurrent with the second Arctic Circle Summit in Reykjavik, Iceland, Vice President Al Gore will preside over an intimate convening of environmental and private sector leaders. In this off-the-record discussion, Mr. Gore will address the role of the United States as it rises to meet the demands of environmental stewardship, and explores the successes of international alignment, private sector innovation, and widespread citizen action in reversing the current trajectory.

Our special thanks to the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung for supporting this luncheon event.

 

About Al Gore 

Former Vice President Al Gore is co-founder and chairman of Generation Investment Management. He is a senior partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and a member of Apple, Inc.'s board of directors. Gore spends the majority of his time as chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a non-profit organization he founded that is focused on solutions for the global climate crisis.

Gore was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976, 1978, 1980, and 1982, and the U.S. Senate in 1984 and 1990. He was inaugurated as the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States on January 20, 1993, and served eight years. 

He is the author of the bestselling books Earth in the Balance, An Inconvenient Truth, The Assault on Reason, Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis, and most recently, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change. He is the subject of an Oscar-winning documentary and is the co-recipient, with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for "informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change."

Arctic Deeply 

As the United States prepares to assume chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2015, this inaugural convening of the Arctic Deeply Roundtables launches a vital conversation for our times. The rapid receding of Arctic ice has created social, economic, and environmental challenges with global consequences.  An emerging economic zone at the heart of a brewing showdown over resources and strategic interests, the Arctic is a bellwether for the costs of climate change and a test of international cooperation in a changing environment.  Alongside the human impact of this massive change, factors like rising sea levels, the opening of new shipping routes, the search for natural resources, and the changing security framework in the Arctic region demand critical and collaborative leadership.

Yet at this critical time, information on the Arctic remains scattered and slim. There is a deficit in public awareness, with a lack of in-depth coverage and analysis in the mainstream press.

In the digital age this is an easy problem to fix. News Deeply and the World Policy Institute are building Arctic Deeply, a news and information platform to engage leading experts and next-generation thinkers on one of the top issues of our time.  This initiative brings together the best insights from a range of knowledge partners, creating a community of experts that can work online and off toward a greater understanding of Arctic issues.

Through an innovative approach to digital public engagement, paired with high-level roundtables and curated events, we are building a sustained conversation on the Arctic – a global issue that needs it now, more than ever.  

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