From November 30 to December 11, France is hosting the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
This crucial conference needs to achieve a new international agreement on the climate, applicable to all countries, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius.
Climate change politics has been part of New Zealand’s political landscape for twenty years , and the documentary ‘Hot Air’ provides a history of these politics, plus outlines how this conference might spark change here in New Zealand. A discussion with director Alister Barry will follow.
Brought to you by the Department of Political Science and International Relations.
WHEN: November 10, 7pm-9pm
Hot Air – The politics of climate change in New Zealand: Film Screening and Panel Discussion
- Date: Tuesday 10 November 2015, 07:00PM to 10 November 2015, 09:00PM
- Location: C1 Lecture Theatre, University of Canterbury Ilam Campus
In the build up to the climate talks in Paris, UC Department of Political Science & International Relations is proud to host a screening of the documentary film Hot Air followed by a discussion with director Alister Barry who is joined by a panel of speakers reflecting on the path to Paris, issues for New Zealand and the world.
During the summer of 1988 temperatures soared across America causing widespread droughts. Climate change was now on the world’s political agenda and New Zealand promised to do its share to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
HOT AIR is the story of twenty years of political struggle between politicians, scientists and activists wanting to reduce New Zealand’s emissions, and corporate leaders and their lobbyists working to protect profits and commercial advantage.
Key political leaders inside and outside parliament describe their victories and defeats, businessmen and lobbyists explain their strategies and concerns. Political commentators and academics take us behind the scenes to show how politics in New Zealand really works.
Including a wealth of archival material and interviews, this feature documentary is a thoughtful and provocative response to the question – is it possible for a small democratic nation to address the greatest political challenge of the age?
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Here are tomorrow’s (Wednesday 16 September) Eco Week events, brought to you by the UC Sustainability Office
12 pm : Climate Kilometre Grand Parade
Do your #ClimateKilometre en masse with Generation Zero, to raise awareness about the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris this November. The Grand Parade will feature electric cars, crazy bikes, colourful costumes, and whatever modes of zero carbon transport you like – be creative! Bikes, skateboards, scooters and rollerblades welcome.
Meet at 12pm by C Block lawn, the parade starts at 12.30pm. Treats and talks in the Undercroft lounge from 1pm onwards!
5.30–7.30 pm: Eco Week Documentary: The True Cost
This year we are screening the ground-breaking and harrowing documentary “The True Cost”. This recently released documentary film pulls back the curtain on the untold story of fashion and asks, who really pays the price for our clothing? Where: The Undercroft 101
Here are tomorrow’s Eco Week events, brought to you by the UC Sustainability Office
12:10–12:40: Tiny House Tiny Talk
Tiny houses tickle your fancy? Lucie Ozanne shares her research highlights on tiny houses. Where: Psychology-Sociology 151.
1pm-4pm: Tiny House Open Day
Visit real life tiny houses built by UC students! Places are limited to 22 people and bookings are essential. Contact email@example.com to book.
Yum – it’s sweet as! Locally produced by the Rees Bees @ Swannanoa, with absolutely nothing added, just pure nature.
$5 a half kilo jar. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange pickup or delivery.