The global premier of the ‘Where Will We Go?’ exhibition took place in Lima, Peru, accompanying the COP20 meetings from 1-12 December 2014. The outstanding launch of the travelling exhibition was visited by thousands of people, including delegates to the COP20 meetings in preparation for the final status negotiations set for Paris one year from now.
The COP (Conference of the Parties) is the decision-making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The ‘Where Will We Go?’ exhibition was featured in a video on the UNFCCC’s official YouTube channel, and can be accessed here by watching from 1:38 to 3:18.
The exhibition is a result of photojournalist Kadir van Lohuizen’s work over the past three years exploring the global consequences of rising sea levels caused by climate change. With support provided by DS, the New York Times and the UN Environment Programme, Kadir travelled to Bangladesh, Fiji, Kiribati, Panama (Guna Yala islands), Papua New Guinea (the Carteret Islands), the United Kingdom and the USA to document some of the areas hardest hit thus far by the effects of climate change.
The ‘Where Will We Go?’ exhibition will now travel to Santiago, Chile and then to Amsterdam at the National Maritime Museum (Het Scheepvaartsmuseum), among many other venues including during the major Paris Climate Conference (COP 21), set for December 2015, as well as possible showings in Geneva, Switzerland; Vaduz, Liechtenstein; the Nobel Institute in Oslo and elsewhere.
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