Polar Bears International

Climate Alliance Program

Climate Alliance Program

PBI works with a variety of partners towards a common goal: saving polar bears by reducing carbon emissions that contribute to Arctic sea-ice melt.

The PBI Climate Alliance is a can-do working group focused on that goal. Through the Alliance, we train and empower individuals to effect community change.

The PBI Climate Alliance program includes:

  • A grounding in climate science.
  • An understanding of the status of Arctic sea ice, polar bears, and the urgent need to act.
  • Training in strategies to effect community change.
The program brings together key staff members at like-minded organizations that are leading the effort in their communities to reduce CO2.

Participants engage in online learning experiences, attend a training session with experts, and stay connected over time with fellow ambassadors and alumni through online gatherings and social media tools.

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Joining our program

The program is available to like-minded organizations, like our Arctic Ambassador CentersPBI will identify the target audiences for each year's Climate Alliance training at least one year in advance to assist participating partners with their planning.

Program FAQ

How does the Climate Alliance meet PBI’s mission?

PBI is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the worldwide conservation of polar bears and their habitat through research, education, and action. We champion the interests of polar bears wherever they are. This includes working with like-minded organizations to provide them with cutting-edge programs, up-to-date information, and the skills needed to become part of the movement to stop climate change.

What does the Climate Alliance training include?

The PBI Climate Alliance program includes a grounding in climate science, an understanding of the status of Arctic sea ice, polar bears, and the urgent need to act, and strategies to effect community change. Participants engage in online learning experiences, attend a training session with experts, and stay connected over time with fellow ambassadors and alumni through online gatherings and social media tools.

Why are the training sessions held in Churchill?

Each session begins with a comprehensive online course, followed by in-person training in Churchill, Manitoba, the polar-bear capital of the world. The experience of visiting Churchill with PBI staff, experts, and facilitators from leaders in the field provides inspiration for creating powerful action plans to implement at the community level. And there's no time to lose: The Arctic ice that polar bears need to survive is melting fast.

Who can be part of the Climate Alliance training in Churchill?

The Climate Alliance program trains key staff members from like-minded organizations. This includes PBI partners like our Arctic Ambassador Centers that are leading the effort in their communities to reduce CO2.

How are individuals selected to be part of the training?

PBI will identify the target audiences for each year's Climate Alliance training at least two years in advance, to assist participating partners with their planning.

What’s the schedule?

Each year PBI will hold a new training session. Online gatherings with ambassadors and colleagues who have previously participated in our programs will provide support to overcome barriers for implementing community-based conservation activities.

Can individuals apply?

Sorry, no. Our program is specifically targeted to furthering our partnerships with our network and alliance members. But we invite you to join our efforts. Please visit our Get Involved page for ways to help polar bears—no matter where you live. For information on travel to Churchill to see polar bears, contact Frontiers North Adventures.

How much does it cost?

The cost to the individual or supporting organization is minimal. This includes the cost of airfare to and from Winnipeg and a registration fee. PBI is immensely grateful to our platinum sponsor, Frontiers North Adventures, for the complimentary use of its mobile Tundra Buggies®, to Canada Goose for warm parkas provided to participants during their week at camp, to Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg Airport Hotel for lodging, and to Calm Air for discounted flights. We also wish to thank our education partners, Manitoba Conservation and Parks Canada.

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