17th of June is European Climate Diplomacy Day, an event taking place all over the world to promote informed debate about climate change in the lead up to this year’s decisive meeting in Paris in December. To limit global temperatures rising to below two degrees, it is essential to secure a fair, ambitious and legally binding international agreement under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at the 2015 Conference of Parties in Paris (COP21).
The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Canberra, represented by H.E. Ambassador Unni Kløvstad, will open and participate in the European Climate Diplomacy Day in Perth, Wednesday 17th of June from 6.00pm to 8.00pm. The meeting will be held at the University of WA, Ross Lecture Theatre, 245, G41. If you wish to register for this event, please follow this link.
The event will include a screening of the thought provoking movie “The Climate Blueprint”, followed by a moderated panel discussion about climate change, followed by an audience Q&A with an expert panel The panel will include the following:
HE the Ambassador of Norway, Unni KLØVSTAD
Chantelle Roberts, Campaigns Lead – climate change and fossil fuels, Conservation Council of Western Australia,
Craig Perry, Project officer, Peron Naturaliste Partnership,
Patrick Kedemos, Honorary Consul for France in WA,
Pr. Malcolm McCulloch, University of Western Australia, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, School of Earth & Environment,
John Dorazio, Director of Walker Waylan, Registered Company Auditor, Greenhouse and Energy Auditor (cat-2)
About “The Climate Blueprint”
The Climate Blueprint is a documentary, 52 minutes long, directed by Fran X Rodriguez and Ruth Chao, and produced by Intuitive Productions & Somadrome. It retraces the history of climate negotiations, outlines what's at stake and the main actors, and is a strong call for action to reach a global, fair and ambitious climate deal in Paris. The screening on the 17th of June will be Australia’s premiere. Click here to watch the trailer.