Ad Industry Talent Director to be trained by Al Gore at the Asia Pacific Summit

Asia Pacific Talent Director, Michele Simpson-Crew, has been selected from more than 2000 Australasian applicants to be trained by former US Vice President Al Gore at The Climate Project - Australia Asia Pacific Summit (A-P Summit)  in Melbourne in 11 - 13 July.
Building on the work of The Climate Project - Australia, the A-P Summit will bring together 300 people representing a diverse cross section of industry, advocacy and broad social groupings from Australasia and the Asia Pacific region. Mr Gore and a panel of international experts will provide the training hosted by the Australian Conservation Foundation.
As a delegate Michele Simpson-Crew will have the chance to help focus and re-invigorate the Asia Pacific's regional response to climate change in the lead into the critical UNCCC Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009.
"I hope my role at the A-P Summit will mean I can work to inspire and create change in order to avoid catastrophic climate change in  Asia. I plan to be an advocate for this work in the important five month lead-up to the Copenhagen climate change negotiations," Simpson-Crew said.
"The A-P Summit has a specific focus on the unique window of time to act on climate change, particularly with the Copenhagen negotiations at the end of this year. Together A-P Summit delegates will inspire people from the region to make a difference at global level," said Angela Rutter, Manager of The Climate Project, Australia.
One in seventy five Australians have now seen a presentation delivered by the 250 Al Gore trained Climate Project Presenters working throughout communities in Australia.

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