60 SOLUTIONS Against Climate Change
On the 27th of November, the Embassy of France in Sri Lanka & the Maldives, in partnership with the French Agency for Development (AFD) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs - Wayamba Development and Cultural Affairs of Sri Lanka, has inaugurated the photo exhibition “60 SOLUTIONS against climate change” under the patronage of His Worship Mayor A.J.M. Muzammil. This exhibition composed of 21 photos by the world-renowned Yann Arthus-Bertrand (The GoodPlanet Foundation) will be displayed on Ananda Comaraswamy Mawatha (Nelum Pokuna Road), during the whole duration of the COP21 in Paris.
While France is hosting the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) in December 2015, AFD and the GoodPlanet Foundation are using images and informative panels in Sinhala and Tamil to highlight innovative and effective solutions combining the fight against climate change and sustainable economic development. The aim of this exhibition presented in various universities of Sri Lanka and in the National Art Gallery of Colombo is to raise public awareness about ecology and to inform the population about how to face the consequences of the central issue of climate change and to promote practical examples of solutions to inspire and to give rise to a desire to take positive action.
The exhibition comprises photos by Yann Arthus-Bertrand from his famous “Earth from the sky” series and presents concrete initiatives in four sectors: cities-living together; agriculture- feeding the world; energy transition & efficiency; climate change adaptation. It will be exhibited on the public space of Colombo, open to all, during the negotiations of Paris, until the 13th of December 2015.