2009 film festival highlights
Preparations are well under way for the 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP16) to be held in Cancún, Mexico. We will be running the Development and Climate Days event again this year which has been a feature of the UNFCCC negotiations since 2002.
The film festival that made up part of last year's event was a particular highlight. The short films shown during last year's four day event represented the work of amateur and independent film-makers from over 50 countries.
We've picked out the top ten we particularly enjoyed to show you here.
A tourist island off the coast of Cebu Island, Philippines is struck by the Amihan monsoon. The locals are a bit confused since the monsoon was supposed to end a month earlier.
Afloat: Bangladesh adapts to climate change
Tara Pada's home is an island in southern Bangladesh. For him and other rural people eking out a living, life is changing radically as climate change grips.
Yi, the Sun Warrior
Chinese youth present an animated take on the energy challenge and sustainable urban life-styles
The Earth Story
Animation highlights climate change caused by human activity over the past generations.
Voices for Climate Change
Music video featuring 25 Jamaican artists united to spread a message about climate change.
Tofiga O Pili Aau
This participatory video documents climate change issues and adaptation measures, seen through the eyes of the Samoan People.
The president's Dilemma
Anote Tong is President of Kiribati – 33 atoll islands in the Pacific. Tong is faced with a dilemma the likes of which most government leaders couldn't imagine.
The other CO2 problem
An animation on the relatively unknown issue of ocean acidification.
An innovative development programme in southern Malawi, promoting the use of tree-based biofuels and their by-products.
Diffa: Les premiers matins du monde
The ancient tradition of pastoral nomadism in landlocked Niger in West Africa is a source of huge cultural wealth in one of the poorest countries on earth.
We couldn't show all the films on this page so go to our YouTube channel to see more.
These short films explore the issue of community based adaptation. Find out more about the issue and our work with communities to share the latest developments in climate change adaptation planning and practices.
Guidelines for film makers are available if you're feeling inspired and would like to submit a film for the 2010 film festival. For more information on how to submit a film, please contact Isabelle Lemaire.
Development and Climate Days
An event that provides an opportunity for participants to share information on key development and climate change issues.
For 2010 events and to register see COP 16 Development and climate days. Please contact Saleemul Huq or Hannah Reid for further information on D&C days event organisation and Beth Henriette for logistical details of the event.
COP15: United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009 in Copenhagen
Full details of our work. Includes background, video updates during the negotiations, briefings and opinion papers,
For a summary of the negotiations and outcomes see COP 15 - Review and analysis, by Saleemul Huq, Achala Chandani and Simon Anderson
The Climate Game and the World’s Poor.
Documentary offering a revealing insight into what happened when 193 governments tried – and failed – to agree a global deal to tackle climate change.