60 SOLUTIONS Against Climate Change

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On the 4th of June, at the National Art Gallery in Colombo, Mr. Jean-Marin Schuh, Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, His Worship Mayor of Colombo Mr A. J. M. Muzammil and Dr. BMS Batagoda, Secretary to the Ministry Of Power and Energy, inaugurated the photo exhibition “60 SOLUTIONS Against Climate Change” by the world-renowned Yann Arthus-Bertrand, (founder of the GoodPlanet Foundation), brought to you by the Embassy of France to Sri Lanka & the Maldives and the Alliance Française de Kotte, in partnership with the French Agency for Development (AFD) and the Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Sri Lanka. Over 100 visitors attended the event who took place under the patronage of His Worship Mayor of Colombo Mr A. J. M. Muzammil and Dr. BMS Batagoda, Secretary to the Ministry Of Power and Energy.

While France will host the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) in December 2015, AFD and the GoodPlanet Foundation have designed this exhibition for spreading information about innovative and effective solutions for combining the fight against climate change and sustainable economic development through a series of images and informative panels.
The aim of 60 SOLUTIONS is to raise awareness about the reality of climate change and to inform one and all about how to face the consequences of this central issue of our time. It also promotes practical examples of solutions to inspire positive action.

The exhibition is composed of scientific panels explaining climate change to all and comprises 21 photographs by Yann Arthus-Bertrand from his famous “Earth from Above” series. It presents concrete initiatives in four sectors: cities-living together; agriculture- feeding the world; energy transition & efficiency; climate change adaptation. Each picture is accompanied by explanations portraying positive and realistic solutions proposed by AFD to fight climate change. Three short documentary films by AFD will also be screened along with the exhibition, which will tour several locations in Sri Lanka and the Maldives with the Alliance Française Network until November 2015, the eve of the COP21.

Open to the public every day, 10 am to 5 pm, free of charge from the 5th of June to the 3rd of July 2015 at the National Art Gallery of Colombo

And from the 5th of July to the 5th of September at Alliance Française de Kotte, 11 Keppetipola Mawatha

Free admission for all
School & group visits are most welcome!
For further information please contact: program1@alliancefrancaise.lk (Tel.: 011 20 55 255)

Online 09/06/2015

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