UN University Organizes Climate Change Film Festival
9 December 2009: The UN University (UNU) is organizing a film festival on "Indigenous Voices on Climate Change," from 9-13 December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark, as part of its contribution to the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 15).
The film festival is organized around a collection of stories from indigenous communities across the world, highlighting local evidence of the real and immediate impacts of, and adaptation to, climate change. It aims to showcase the value of indigenous peoples' perspectives of climate change, and the impacts climate change has on their lives, livelihoods, homes, cultures and ecosystems. By sharing these indigenous stories of vulnerability and adaptation to climate change, the festival also seeks to share ideas on how ancestral wisdom is being incorporated into adaptation strategies and demonstrate different ways of adapting to climate change. [UNU Press Release][The Festival Flyer]