UN Climate Conference COP23, November 2017

COP23 will coalesce commitments and urgency on the path to unite us all in our fight against climate change, highlighting that we will go further, faster – together. In an effort to contextualize this urgency through individual stories around the world that show the inherent linkages between the SDGs and the Paris Agreement, UNVR has curated a playlist of 360’ videos that will inspire COP delegates.

The exhibition is located in the Momentum for Change Exhibition Space, in the Bonn Zone. The special exhibition will be on display 6-17 November, from 09:00 – 18:00.

For more information on the UN SDG Action Campaign’s activities during Bonn, please follow this link and social media: @SDGAction #UNVR #ACT4SDGs #COP23

Guardians of the Forest (09:52): Brazil, Expected release date March 2018 – Directed by Benjamin Ross & Brittany Neff, a CoReality & Scenic production.

The Amazon is burning. Decades of environmental protections have been undone and ecological devastation has accelerated to an unimaginable pace and scale. The Guardians of the Forest, a volunteer monitoring force of the Guajajara tribe, are the last line of defense for the rainforest in the heart of an industrialized Amazon. The Guardians, led by international activist Sônia Guajajara, struggle to leverage what few resources they have to fight for the life of the planet. In this immersive 360 video documentary, Sônia brings audiences on a journey into her culture and on an expedition into the rainforest to bring illegal loggers to justice. Along the way, we gain deeper insight into the roots of the crisis and see the Guajajara vision for the future.

Our Home, Our People (06:26): Fiji, November, 2017 – Produced by the World Bank, the Fijian Government and Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) as part of Fiji’s Presidency of COP23

Our Home, Our People takes viewers across Fiji to enter the lives of four extraordinary Fijians – Catalina, Rai, Asmita and Rupeni – each of whose lives have already been impacted by climate change. Living in the spirit of ‘vei lomani’ (love for another), they are now looking forward with strength and resilience.
Website: www.ourhomeourpeople.com @worldbank @WBG_Climate @Connect4Climate

Walk With Penguins (04:52): Falkland Islands, April 2017 – Directed by Will McMaster. A production by BirdLife International and Visualize

For the first time, you can instantly transport yourself to a sub-antarctic penguin colony and immerse in the lives of Southern Rockhopper, King, Magellanic, and Gentoo Penguins. Watch in full HD as the penguins return from challenging journeys back to their colonies of fuzzy chicks. Beautiful. Inspiring. Under threat. Protect a Penguin at: http://penguin.birdlife.org

Ground Beneath Her (06:25): Nepal, April 2017- UNDP Asia-Pacific, UN SDG Action Campaign, Here Be Dragons

On 25th April 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake damaged or destroyed more than half a million homes and buildings, claiming nearly 9,000 lives, and leaving about 22,000 injured. The devastation was so severe that experts believe it may take a decade for Nepal to recover. A year after surviving Nepal´s devastating earthquake, 14 year-old Sabita struggles to balance an arduous routine of school and housework, while trying to keep dreams for her future alive.

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Under the Canopy (11:03):Yasuni National Park, Ecuador and Suriname, February 2017 – ​A co-production of Jaunt and Conservation International Production, made possible with support from MacArthur Foundation, SC Johnson, and HP.

The world’s greatest rainforest is also one of its most vital life-support systems — and it is under threat. Conservation International takes viewers Under the Canopy to experience the wonders of the Amazon rainforest and appreciate why we need to protect it. Narrated by your guide Kamanja Panashekung from the Trio tribe and actor Lee Pace, you will soar over treetops, plunge into rivers, and meet a local sloth and anaconda as you explore Earth’s most biodiverse ecosystem.

Valen’s Reef (07:58): Bird’s Head Seascape, Indonesia, December 2016 – A Conservation International Film in partnership with With.in, The Tiffany & Co. Foundation

Go on a dive with Ronald Mambrasar, a local fisherman-tunred-coral-reef-scientist and his son Valen into the crystal-clear waters of Raja Ampat in the Bird’s Head Seascape of Indonesia, the single greatest reservoir of marine life on the planet. Once facing overfishing and ecological collapse, these treasures were saved by one of the world’s most ambitious community-based conservation programs and are increasing in vitality each year. Despite only being the size of G​reat Britain, this unique area holds more species of fish than the entire Great Barrier Reef and more species of coral than the Caribbean Sea. Conservation International has helped local partners protect the waters of the Bird’s Head Seascape since 2004.

Growing a World Wonder (05:14): Senegal, December 2015 – Directed by Richard Nockles. A film by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, in partnership with Surround Vision.

Growing a World Wonder is an award winning Virtual Reality film about the Great Green Wall – an African-led initiative that aims to transform the lives of millions living on the frontline of climate change.

Told through the eyes of an 8 year-old girl called Binta, the film transports the viewer to the heart of a community in Senegal – one of thousands of villages across the Sahel region of Africa growing this epic, 8000km new world wonder. www.greatgreenwall.org