Maison Francaise, Columbia University, 515 West 116th St., New York
A documentary by David Bornstein, 51 minutes, 2015
Paris Climat Make It Work is an initiative launched by Sciences Po and partner institutions in preparation for the upcoming Conference of the Parties international climate negotiations in Paris (COP21). Led by Laurence Tubiana, the Special Representative of France for the COP21, and French philosopher Bruno Latour, the initiative culminated in a gathering of 200 youth and students from around the world in May to partake in a public simulation of the COP that lasted for three days.Tying in elements of innovation and tradition, the project was created so that political action could meet artistic creativity. In addition to bringing the voices of the youth to the forefront of climate change issues, the project was also about experimenting in order to understand, to act and to transform. Following the students’ three-day journey, the film is also scheduled to be screened around the world in Beijing, Tokyo and at the COP21 in Paris. The film will be presented on December 1, 2015 at Columbia University.
A panel discussion will take place after the screening led by Michael B. Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice. Professor Gerrard is teaches courses on environmental law, climate change law, and energy regulation, and is director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law. He is also Chair of the Faculty of Columbia University’s Earth Institute. From 1979 through 2008 he practiced environmental law in New York, most recently as partner in charge of the New York office of Arnold & Porter LLP.
Produced by Les films de l’air, coproduced by Les films de l’aiguemarine, with the support of Sciences Po, Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers, MSLGROUP #Bethechance, IDDRI, Karlsruhe Art and Design School and Pierre Yovanovitch, under the patronage of UNESCO