President Mohamed Nasheed is a man on a mission to save his country from disappearing into the sea.
As the first democratically elected President of the Maldives, the lowest lying country in the world, President Nasheed realises that rising sea levels caused by climate change is the biggest threat facing his country. This compelling documentary captures Nasheed’s first year in office as he witnesses first-hand the impact of climate change and makes a compelling case for action at the 2009 UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen. It provides a fascinating, rarely seen, perspective on the backroom deals and negotiating that goes on at a top-level global conference.
Following the film screening, at 8:45pm, a panel of climate experts and activists will answer questions and discuss the legacy of the Copenhagen climate conference and prospects for this year’s talks in Paris.
The Film will be followed by a discussion panel chaired by BBC Weather Presenter & Journalist Barra Best
Dr Sue Christie, former Director of Northern Ireland Environment Link
Dr Alison Doig, Senior Advisor, Climate Change & Sustainable Development, Christian Aid
Stephan Jermendy, Campaigns Team, Environmental Justice Foundation