World Environment Day film screening - Island President
Wednesday, 5 June 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (AEST)
San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
The Island President is the story of President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, a man confronting a problem greater than any other world leader has ever faced - the literal survival of his country and everyone in it. After bringing democracy to the Maldives after thirty years of despotic rule, Nasheed is now faced with an even greater challenge: as one of the most low-lying countries in the world, a rise of three feet in sea level would submerge the 1200 islands of the Maldives enough to make them uninhabitable.
Following the film, Greg Hunt from the South East Councils for Climate Change Action and Luke Taylor from the Sustainable Living Foundation will give their insights into the impacts of climate change in the local context in a presentation and Q&A session.
There will also be a presentation about The Earth Charter, a declaration of fundamental principles for building a just, peaceful and sustainable global society in the 21st century, which recognises that the goals of ecological protection, the eradication of poverty, equitable economic development, respect for human rights, democracy, and peace are interdependent and indivisible