About The Summit
On the last day, following the wine industry debate, the conference culminated with the second edition of the Climate Change Leadership Porto summit attended by world-class climate change experts and activists. Nobel Laureate and former US Vice-President Al Gore was the Keynote Speaker. Other speakers included UN Champion of the Earth for the world’s largest beach clean-up project, Afroz Shah; European Director of WWF International Ester Asin; Kaj Török, Chief Sustainability Officer at MAX Burgers, the World’s First Climate-Positive Burgers.
The event followed the Climate Change Leadership Summit 2018 held in Porto last July at which the keynote address was given by President Barack Obama. The key outcome of this summit was the launch of the Porto Procotol, which commits its participants to adopt and promote concrete actions, however small, to help reduce the impact of a changing climate. While this important global initiative recognises that the wine industry is uniquely well placed to take a leadership role in climate change mitigation, the Protocol welcomes the participation of institutions, companies and individuals from all areas of activity.
Nobel Prize Laureate and former Vice-President of the USA. Al Gore is the cofounder and chairman of Generation Investment
Management, and the founder and chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit devoted to solving the climate crisis.
He is the subject of the documentary movie “An Inconvenient Truth,” which won two Oscars in 2006 — and a second documentary in 2017, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.”He is the author of the #1 New York Times best-sellers An Inconvenient Truth and The Assault on Reason, and the best-sellers Earth in the Balance, Our Choice: A Plan To Solve the Climate Crisis, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change, and most recently, The New York Times best-seller An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.
In 2007, Gore was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, along with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, for “informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change.”