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“The Climate Change Conference in Paris is our last chance to save the world” – Robert Redford

PARIS - Two weeks ago it was about saving the citizens of Paris from terrorists, now it is in Paris about saving the citizens of the world: 156 governments will submit their intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs) to cut carbon emissions in order to save human life on our planet.

Robert Redford: Demand Climate Action at the Paris Climate Summit

The stakes are higher than they’ve ever been. As Robert Redford stated, climate change is not any longer something theoretical, it is happening: With 2015 on track to become the hottest year ever recorded, Mexico just having dodged a bullet from the strongest hurricane ever seen in the Western Hemisphere, and South Carolina still recovering from floods that ranked as the country’s sixth one-in-1,000-years weather events since 2010.

The UN COP21 conference can not only decide the fate our earth, but also of people being displaced by climate change – the number of which has been forecast to be as many as 1 billion people, with 200 million being the most widely cited figure.

If the governments do not agree in Paris on major commitments, the world will be put on a trajectory towards 2.7°C to 6°C global warming by the end of this century. This is why the divestment movement calls on ending investments in the top-200 fossil fuel companies that are endangering the health of people, in particular the health of those in countries least responsible for historic carbon emissions.

Costs spent worldwide in fossil fuel subsidies are appallingly high, even topping the sum spent by world governments on health care. This financial investment only leads to the need for more spending to handle the consequences of the irresponsible behaviour of fossil fuel companies: treatments of eco-catastrophes, treatments of the victims of air pollution etc.

Cutting subsidies would reduce our Carbon footprint by 20 per cent, reduce the number of deaths from outdoor air pollution by 50%, drive economic growth and poverty reduction through greater investment in infrastructure, health and education, and stop the need to subsidise renewable energies.

 

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Ai Weiwei's Safe Passage installation with life-vests from Lesbos for Cinema for Peace.

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Upcoming Screenings:

 

'He Name Me Malala'

Nicosia, Cyprus / September 27th , 19:00 / Corner Agion Omologiton & Agialou 1

 

'Girl Rising'

Nicosia, Cyprus / October 4th , 19:00 / Corner Agion Omologiton & Agialou 1

 

 

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