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We in climate change Film Festival, India 2016

Film Screenings on Gender and Climate Change, followed by a panel discussion and music performance

Screening three films produced by the Climate & Development Knowledge Network (UK), treat in partnership with TV for Environment’s Delhi office, the film festival’s objective in Goa is to galvanise discussion around climate change, its impact on Goa, the lack of representation of women in climate change negotiations and the power of film to spur discussion and action on climate change, especially amongst youth groups.

The panel discussion following the film screenings will focus on the impact of climate change on Goa and the need for sustainable development. Panelists include Dr AK Saran, senior scientist from the National Institute of Oceanography, Tallulah D’Silva, architect and ideator behind the NOMOZO (non motorized zone) initiative in Panjim; and Sabina Martins of Bailancho Saad, an organisation that empowers women. There will also be a music performance by Prem Sena, musician and environmental activist.

The three films: ‘For a Safer Future – Insights on climate resilience from India; The Forgotten Women in India’s Climate Plans; Climate Change and Migration in Bangladesh – Living on the Go,’ tell stories on the impact of climate change on diverse communities from Uttarakhand to Karnataka. Loss of livelihoods, distress migration, destruction of crops and fisheries, is the reality that many face on a day-to-day basis. And yet there are inspiring change strategies adopted by communities, such as in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, where different stakeholders, such as government, communities, and civil society have come together to create climate compatible development.

Date: Sunday January 10, 2016
Time: 4 pm onwards
Venue: International Centre, Dona Paula