Save the date: European embassies in Singapore organize two Climate-related events ahead of the COP21 in Paris
In order to raise awareness on the climate change issue and draw the attention of Singaporeans to the topic ahead of the U.N. Paris Climate Change Conference/COP21 (Nov. 30 - Dec. 11), the European Union delegation and seven European embassies (Belgium, Germany, Denmark, France, Norway, Sweden and the UK) in Singapore are organizing two events at the end of November.
- Seminar on "Transitioning to a low-carbon economy: what can the financial sector do?"
Venue: Barclays, 10 Marina Boulevard #23-01 Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 2 Singapore 018983
Date: 24th November, 17:00-20:30
Speakers: ABS (Association of Banks in Singapore); Amundi Asset Management; Barclays; SGX (Singapore Exchange)
The Climate Finance Day, Paris, in May highlighted a number of private sector initiatives which support a transition towards a low carbon future and the UN objective to limit the rise of global temperatures to 2°C by the end of the century. This is an important year for climate change as parties work towards a global climate deal which will be negotiated in December at COP21, Paris. This event will bring these issues to light and help identify opportunities for the financial sector in Singapore in the transition to a low carbon economy. Join us for this interactive event, the opportunity to share your ideas and experiences, and to hear from experts in the field.
- Screening of "The Salt of the Earth" by Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and Wim Wenders
Venue: The Projector, 6001 Beach Road, #05-00, Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589
Date: 6.30pm, Wednesday, 25 November 2015
The EU Delegation to Singapore and the embassies of Belgium, Germany, Denmark, France, Norway, Sweden and the UK are holding this film screening to raise awareness on the issue of climate change and the forthcoming international climate change negotiations in Paris starting 30th November, also referred to as the 21st session of the Conference of Parties (COP21) to the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
We will be holding a short panel discussion with members of Singapore’s civil society to discuss the challenges and expectations associated with climate change. This will be followed by a screening of "The Salt of the Earth" by Wim Wenders & Juliano Ribeiro Salgado.
For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project which is a tribute to the planet’s beauty.
** Film will be screened in French with English subtitles