The Yale Kerry Initiative has just released its Summary Report & Climate Action Toolkit, which offers an overview of the Yale Climate Conference hosted by Yale on Sept. 18-19, 2017.

The two-day conference convened the world’s preeminent voices on climate change for a solutions-oriented dialogue on the way forward. The report summarizes the key findings and solutions that emerged at the conference, and describes how they can be used to drive action at the grassroots level. It provides a set of common-sense steps that individuals can take to make an impact, including a Climate Action Toolkit with simple and significant ways to engage. Taken together, these small steps can build powerful momentum that will make a real difference in meeting this critical challenge, say the conference organizers.

To download the report, visit

The release of the report comes on the same day as a visit by climate activist and former Vice President Al Gore, who will join former Secretary of State John Kerry for a “Kerry Conversation” at Yale on 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, in Zhang Auditorium at Edward P. Evans Hall, the home of the Yale School of Management.

“I am delighted to host my good friend, Al Gore, for an important conversation that will continue the Kerry Initiative at Yale’s work on climate issues,” said Kerry. “Al has long been an unquestioned leader of the environmental movement, and we need his critical insights more than ever today.”

“Leaders from across all sectors of our society are stepping up and taking action to confront the climate crisis. This is embodied by the Yale Kerry Initiative, and through the many years of Secretary Kerry’s global leadership on this urgent cause,” said Gore. “We must maintain this dialogue and find solutions to protect our planet for generations to come.”

Gore is chair of The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit devoted to solving the climate crisis. He is the author of the best-sellers “Earth in the Balance,” “An Inconvenient Truth,” “The Assault on Reason,” “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.” He is the subject of an Oscar-winning documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth,” and “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” which premiered in July. Gore was 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.”

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General attendance is limited to invited guests and members of the Yale community. To watch a live stream of the talk, visit