The Climate Reality Project announced that the seventh-annual 24 Hours of Reality broadcast – a star-studded, 24-hour live event focused on the climate crisis and its solutions – will take place December 4-5, 2017. Hosted by former US Vice President and Climate Reality Founder and Chairman Al Gore, 24 Hours of Reality: Be the Voice of Reality will explore the extraordinary climate activism happening all across the planet, encouraging the millions watching to use their voices to speak up for solutions, science, and truth at this decisive point in history. It will be carried by broadcast partners globally, and streamed live online at 24HoursofReality.org.
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, is a Hollywood documentary film featuring former US Vice President Al Gore in his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy.
Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments both private and public, funny and poignant – as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.
As noted by The International Environmental Communication Association, Al Gore is the most distinguished environmental communicator today. We second the opinion and are certain that the documentary An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power along with its accompanying book are the latest and most effective climate change communication tools available.
Following the Indonesia Premiere of the movie we encouraged corporations and organizations to have a nobar with their employees and networks to mainstream the issue of the climate crisis and its solutions.
Nobar, in Bahasa Indonesia, short for Nonton Bareng or literally translated as Watching Together is a group screening, bettern known as Theater Party.
Two companies immediately supported the nobar idea, PT, Bank HSBC Indonesia and Lintas Group, a telecommunication holding company.
PT Bank HSBC Indonesia
Part of HSBC Group that in 1884 opened its first branch in Indonesia, PT Bank HSBC Indonesia offers a deep range of products and services in commercial, wholesale and retail banking & wealth management. It now has 99 branches in 29 cities all over Indonesia, employing 4800 people.
As the finance sector has an important role in efforts to combat climate change successfully, the HSBC Group states that it will play its full part in the critical transition to a low-carbon economy. It has committed to cut annual carbon emissions from 3.5 tons per employee in 2011 to 2 tons by 2020. In its work with communities the HSBC aims at helping young people reach their potential through access to education and entrepreneurship.
Nuni Sutyoko, Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Sustainability at PT Bank HSBC Indonesia, strongly suggested organizing the nobar immediately after the Indonesia Premier, to keep the momentum going.
PT. Bank HSBC Indonesia describes the documentary as a movie about how close we are to a real climate crisis and to get ready to make a difference for the future of our planet, for the future of our children.
A nobar was successfully held on Monday 18 September 2017 at Studio 2 Epicetrum XXI with a 300-seat capacity. In addition to its employees, PT Bank HSBC Indonesia invited officials from the British Embassy and representative of non-government organizations.
In her remarks at the nobar, Nuni Sutyoko recognized the importance of film as one of the best ways to deliver climate change message. She firmly believes that we all can contribute in understanding the issue and finding the solutions to the climate crisis.
Since its establishment in 2011, Lintas Group Holding Company have successfully deployed core infrastructure, applications and managed services solutions to major telecommunication operator across the Indonesian archipelago and abroad.
Lintas Group of Companies consists of PT Lintas Teknologi Indonesia (telco industries), PT Logistik Teknologi Indonesia (enterprise industries), PT Informatika Solusi Bisnis (technology training), and PT LT International (overseas ICT market).
Lintas Group who was one of the supporters of the Indonesia Premier organized the nobar in the 300-seat Studio 2 of Epicentrum XXI, in conjuction with its regular Town Meeting on October 6th. The program started with lunch, followed by company update and announcement of its employees of the quarter, and nobar as the finale.
Subagia Handaja, the President Director and Founder of Lintas Group, informed us that the screening was mandatory for all of its 200 employees, including the Board of Directors.
Those who did not attend the movie screening will be noted and have their work performance points reduced, affecting year-end bonus. Employees on field duty were exempted with letters of permission from their managers.
A highlight of the screening was a quiz by the company's Finance Director to all employees: "Write down what Al Gore says in the movie that is relevant to our company.”
Employees put their answers in a box and six people who gave the best answers received US $250 each as gifts from the Finance Director personally (not company funds).
We were all curious on what should be the answer, and found out a week later that the correct answer was: Mother Nature can’t be fooled.
Time and again we mention that nobar of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power is a powerful opportunity to help raise awareness and to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every level of society.
Corporations and organizations benefit from the nobar as they are recognized as leading proponents to spread the truth about the climate crisis and the importance of implementing solutions together. Nobar encourages employees and students invited to be in the forefront of the movement to solve climate change problems, by gaining comprehensive knowledge and becoming agents of change.
The Indonesia Premiere of *An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power* on August 21 received extensive media coverage. Two weeks after the screening there are 76 write-ups monitored, including 25 articles in mainstream media, 4 in national radio stations, 19 online news and features, 11 in movie review blogs and websites, 10 pieces in lifestyle and entertainment portals, and 7 features by Blogger Reporter Indonesia.
An event that follows the premiere, a booktalk on "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" on August 25, also has wide national media coverage, making the total number to 85 articles.
The sequel "An Inconvenient Truth" reminds us that the Earth is in crisis
Sekuel "An Inconvenient Truth" ingatkan bahwa Bumi sudah krisis
The Sequel "An Inconvenient Truth" is Seeking a New Hero
Sekuel "An Inconvenient Truth" Cari Pahlawan Baru
The Sequel “An Inconvenient”, Trump Retreats the World Comes Forward
Sekuel "An Inconvenient", Trump mundur dunia maju
'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power' Taking Picture of the Earth and Nature’s Damage.
'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power' Memotret Bumi dan Kerusakan Alam
What Al Gore Says About the Documentary ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power’
Kata Al Gore tentang Dokumenter 'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power'
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, A Real Story About the Earth Crying
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, Kisah Nyata Bumi Menangis
TCRPI Held a Climate Change Movie Watch Party
TCRPI Gelar Nobar Film Perubahan Iklim
Al Gore Presents the Dire Facts of Global Climate Change
Al Gore Suguhkan Fakta Menyeramkan Perubahan Iklim Dunia
Al Gore Calls for Climate Change Anticipation Through An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Al Gore Serukan Antisipasi Perubahan Iklim Lewat An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Al Gore's Consistency
Konsistensi Al Gore
'An Inconvenient Sequel' presents Truth To Power
An 'inconvenient' lesson from Gore's "inconvenient Sequel"
Jawa Pos National Network
A Call to Anticipate Climate Change through An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.
Serukan Antisipasi Perubahan Iklim Lewat Film An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
The Campaign Spirit to Prevent Climate Change through Former US Vice President’s Film
Semangat Kampanye Cegah Perubahan Iklim Lewat Film Mantan Wapres AS
Al Gore’s Persistence
Kegigihan Al Gore
An Inconvenient Sequel: More Horrifying than Hollywood’s Disaster Film
An Inconvenient Sequel: Lebih Ngeri dari Film Bencana Hollywood
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, Showing August 25, 2017
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, Tayang 25 Agustus 2017
The Enemy Fights Climate Change
Musuh Perangi Perubahan Iklim
State Owned Enterprises and Private Sector are Encouraged to Fight the Climate Crisis
Perusahaan BUMN dan swasta didorong perangi krisis iklim
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power Raises Climate Change Awareness
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power Bangkitkan Kesadaran Perubahan Iklim
“Superhero” Al Gore Against Global Warming
“Superhero” Al Gore Melawan Pemanasan Global
"An Inconvenient Sequel", How Al Gore Fights Global Warming
"An Inconvenient Sequel", Cara Al Gore Lawan Pemanasan Global
An Inconvenient Sequel Brings Hope to the Earth
An Inconvenient Sequel Bawa Harapan untuk Bumi
Al Gore’s Second Warning
Peringatan Kedua Al Gore
Anticipating Climate Change, The Climate Reality Project Indonesis Invites People to Watch Al Gore’s Film Sequel
Antisipasi Perubahan Iklim, The Climate Reality Project Indonesia Ajak Tonton Sekuel Film 'Al Gore'
Showing in Indonesia, Former US Vice President’s Film is Shocking
Tayang di Indonesia, Film Mantan Wapres AS Bikin Tercengang
Hard Rock FM
Al Gore’s Long Journey Against Climate Change
Perjalanan panjang Al Gore melawan Global Warming
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, the battle against global warming
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, pertarungan melawan global warming
Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power
Al Gore’s Long Journey in An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Perjalanan panjang Al Gore dalam An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Online News & Features
"An Inconvenient Truth 2" Will Be Back with a More Persistent Conflict. Wuish!
"An Inconvenient Truth 2" Kini Bakal Kembali dengan Konflik yang Lebih Mencabar. Wuish!
Climate Reality Indonesia Asks the Audience to Watch Al Gore’s Sequel
Climate Reality Indonesia Ajak Tonton Sekuel Al Gore
Climate Change Campaign Through "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power"
Kampanyekan Perubahan Iklim Melalui Film “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”
[Synopsis] – “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”
[SINOPSIS] - “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power”
Together with Al Gore Becoming Climate Change Tamer
Bersama Al Gore Menjadi Pawang Perubahan Iklim
Al Gore's Long Struggle to Save the Earth from Climate Crisis
Perjuangan Panjang Al Gore Menyelamatkan Bumi dari Krisis Iklim
The Climate Reality Project Indonesia Calls for Climate Change through Film
The Climate Reality Project Indonesia Serukan Isu Perubahan Iklim Lewat Film
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, Climate Change is so Harmful
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, Begitu Bahayanya Perubahan Iklim
Climate Reality Indonesia Invites People to Watch Al Gore’s Sequel.
Climate Reality Indonesia Ajak Tonton Sekuel Al Gore
Al Gore vs Trump
'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power' Showing in Cinemas Ausgust 25.
'An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power' Tayang di Bioskop 25 Agustus
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power; A Movie about Al Gore’s Struggle
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power; Film Perjuangan Al Gore
Al Gore's Struggle in the Documentary Ends in Trump’s Hand
Perjuangan Al Gore dalam Dokumenter yang Berakhir di Tangan Trump
Terrifying Climate Change Illustrated in An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power!
Perubahan Iklim Bumi yang Mengerikan Tergambar di Film An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power!
A Call to Save the Earth
Serukan Upaya Selamatkan Bumi
This Movie Assures the Earth is Facing the Climate Crisis
Film Ini Yakinkan Bumi hadapi Krisis Perubahan Iklim
"An Inconvenient Sequel", The Way Al Gore Fights Global Warming
"An Inconvenient Sequel", Cara Al Gore Lawan Pemanasan Global
(REVIEW) An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, An Effort to Save the Earth
(REVIEW) An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, Usaha Selamatkan Bumi
An Inconvenient Sequel – Truth to Power : Misi Untuk Tingkatkan Kesadaran Tentang Perubahan Iklim
An Inconvenient Sequel – Truth to Power : A Mission to Increase Climate Change Awareness.
Movie Blogs & Websites
At the Movies
Review: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017)
What We Say – An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power
Flick Review : An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Review: An Inconvenient Sequel (Truth To Power)
Ulasan: An Inconvenient Sequel (Truth To Power)
There is Jokowi in An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power
Di An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power Ada Jokowi
Movie Review An Inconvenient Sequel Truth To Power: Time to Care for the Earth
Resensi Film An Inconvenient Sequel Truth To Power: Saatnya Peduli dengan Bumi
Saving the World from Climate Change is the Mission of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.
Selamatkan Dunia dari Perubahan Iklim Jadi Misi An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Review An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power – An Inspiring Documentary about the Danger of Global Climate Change
Review An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power – Dokumenter Inspiratif Tentang Bahaya Perubahan Iklim Global
Review : An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Sobekan Tiket Bioskop
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Film Synopsis An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017)
Sinopsis Film An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017)
Lifestyle & Entertainment Portals
Between Journey and Lifestyle
An Inconvenient Sequel for the Earth
An Inconvenient Sequel; Sekuel Yang Tidak Menyenangkan (Untuk Bumi)
Book My Show
Movie Review: Learning to Love the Earth through An Inconvenient Sequel Truth to Power
Review Film: Belajar Mencintai Bumi Lewat An Inconvenient Sequel Truth to Power
“An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” A Mission to Solve Global Climate Change
“An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” Misi untuk Mengatasi Perubahan Iklim Global │ Movie Review
'An Inconvenient Sequel': Evidence that Climate Change is not just a Bluff
‘An Inconvenient Sequel’: Bukti Perubahan Iklim Bukan Sekedar Omong Kosong
An Unconvenient Sequel Truth to Power – Fight Like Your World Depends on It!
Review of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power - Inviting the World Away from Global Warming
Resensi Film An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power – Mengajak Menjaga Dunia Dari Pemanasan Global
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power Review
Together Care to Global Warming
New Kid on the Blog
Preview Film: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017)
An Inconvenient Sequel – Truth to Power – Movie Review
Blogger Reporter Indonesia
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, Asks World Communities to Fight Climate Change
Film An Inconvenient Sequel : Truth to Power, Mengajak Masyarakat Dunia Perangi Perubahan Iklim
Al Gore, Film and the Climate Crisis
Al Gore, Film dan Krisis Iklim
"An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" Al Gore's Invitation To Think About Climate Change
“An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” Ajakan Al Gore Untuk Memikirkan Perubahan Iklim Dunia
The Avenge’s Name is Al Gore
Avenger Itu Bernama Al Gore
Resi Words World
Beware of Climate Change with Al Gore
Sadari Perubahan Iklim Bersama Al Gore
Film An Inconvenient Sequel Truth to Power
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, An Invitation to Love and to Preserve the One and Only Earth
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, Mengajak Mencintai dan Menjaga Bumi yang Cuma Satu
Booktalk Media Coverage
Rachmat Witoelar: All Must Do Real Action to Face the Climate Crisis
Rachmat Witoelar: Semua Harus Lakukan Aksi Nyata Hadapi Krisis Iklim
Rachmat Witoelar Asks All Parties to Make a Real Action Face Climate Crisis
Rachmat Witoelar Minta Semua Pihak Lakukan Aksi Nyata Hadapi Krisis Iklim
Rachmat Witoelar: All Must Take Real Action to Face the Climate Crisis
Rachmat Witoelar: Semua Harus Lakukan Aksi Nyata Hadapi Krisis Iklim
Facing Climate Crisis, Rachmat Witoelar Asks All Parties to Take Real Action
Hadapi Krisis Iklim, Rachmat Witoelar Minta Semua Pihak Lakukan Aksi Nyata
Innovations & technological leaps are believed to reduce climate crisis and develop the economy
Inovasi & lompatan teknologi dipercaya kurangi krisis iklim dan genjot perekonomian
Former US Vice President Unveils the Impacts of Global Warming, Natural Disasters and Zika Virus Spread
Mantan Wapres AS Ungkap Dampak Pemanasan Global, Bencana Alam hingga Penyebaran Virus Zika
Listening to the green living lifestyle ala Cathy Sharon
Menyimak gaya hidup green living ala Cathy Sharon
Al Gore Works on A Book to Anticipate Climate Change
Al Gore Garap Buku Antisipasi Perubahan Iklim
Rachmat Witoelar Asks All Parties to Make a Real Action Face Climate Crisis
Rachmat Witoelar Minta Semua Pihak Lakukan Aksi Nyata Hadapi Krisis Iklim
It is an honor for me to be one of the founding members of the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA) and to be invited recently to its prestigious Conference on Communication and Environment in the beautiful University of Leicester Campus in England.
About The IECA
The IECA was established in 2011 to foster effective and inspiring communication that alleviates environmental issues and conflicts, and solves the problems that cause them. The association brings together and supports practitioners, teachers, scholars, students, artists and organizations that share these goals.
This year's conference (COCE 2017) themed Democracy, Borders and Public/Political Engagement: Challenges for Environmental Communication, explored the challenges faced by environmental communication as political landscapes and boundaries experience major upheavals and change, seemingly driven by widespread discontent with conventional politics and its institutions.
In my capacity as Head of the Expert Team at the Office of the President’s Special Envoy for Climate Change as well as the Manager of The Climate Reality Project Indonesia, I had the pleasure of talking about “Empowering Youth through Environmental Communication. Indonesia Practice Reflections" as a keynote speaker.
Since Indonesia is a country vulnerable to climate change, some of its youth has experienced impacts such as floods, droughts, crops failure, and changes in lifestyle. To increase awareness and actions in addressing climate change, a continuous program for youth is of necessity.
Youth is also part of non-state actors. The recognition of actions by non-state actors is one of the key outcomes of The Paris Climate Agreement. State actors and non-state actors (national governments, cities, regions and other sub national entities, international organizations, civil societies, indigenous peoples, women, youth, academic institutions, as well as businesses) should work as individual entities or in partnerships to accelerate actions – both pre 2020 and afterwards.
COCE 2017 was open for scholarly papers and practice reflections in the formats of keynote encounters, art and posters exhibition, workshops, and panel presentations. Ample time during coffee breaks and lunches created excellent networking opportunities for participants from all over the world.
Scholars and practitioners presented a myriad of topics in 68 sessions, categorized into among others: digital sites/social media, journalism and the environment, sustainability and communication, ethics and reflection, the anthropocene, food, religion and climate change, visual environmental communication, post-truth and fake-news, de/repoliticization, and managing stakeholders.
The IECA is an official non-governmental organization observer to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its members attended the Conference of Parties in Paris and Marrakech.
Hence, at COCE 2017 there was a session on IECA Members’ Observations of Conference of the Parties 21 & 22 (Paris & Marrakech), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, chaired by Stacey Sowards of the University of Texas at El Paso.
Gregg Walker of the Oregon State University, a seasoned COP observer, gave an overview regarding the process of IECA members attending the UNFCCC as well as the Convention history and progress. Members who went to COPs then shared their insights on participating at IECA’s promotional booth, press conferences, main events, side events, and parallel sessions in Paris and Marrakech.
Youth Leadership Camp for Climate Change
The IECA website says “It should be noted that former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for his work in communicating about climate change. That makes him the most distinguished environmental communicator today.”
On that account, I am delighted to be able to present about The Youth Leadership Camp for Climate Change at COCE 2017. A series of trainings for 150 Indonesian university students on climate change, it is an exemplary multi-stakeholder collaboration that brought together UNESCO Office Jakarta, UN CC: Learn, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Youth for Climate Change Indonesia, Office of the President’s Special Envoy for Climate Change, and The Climate Reality Project Indonesia,
The Climate Reality Project, founded by Al Gore, is a diverse group of passionate individuals committed to spreading awareness of the climate crisis and working for solutions to the challenge. Currently there are more than 12,000 climate reality leaders, in the age range of 6 to 84, who have been trained by Al Gore and The Climate Reality Project, representing 135 countries.
It is my hope that at COP 23 UNFCCC, to be held this year in Bonn, the IECA will have a bigger role in a number of available opportunities, either through its exhibit booth, or organized events at country pavilions.
Text: Amanda Katili Niode PhD. Manager, The Climate Reality Project Indonesia.
Images: The IECA, Rizza Sacra.
UNESCO Office, Jakarta and UN CC:Learn (One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership) will organize the “Youth Leadership Camp for Climate Change 2017” in collaboration with the Climate Reality Project Indonesia and with the support from Youth for Climate Change Indonesia (YFCC).
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The Office of the President's Special Envoy for Climate Change Control, Bali Provincial Government, and The Climate Reality Project Indonesia organized a seminar entitled The Role of Women in Climate Change Control on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Wiswa Sabha, the Office of the Provincial Governor of Bali in Denpasar.
The purpose of the event, attended by over 150 people representing women's organizations in Bali, is to encourage women to do real and simple activities at individual level, or through collective actions in the community or in the workplace that support changes climate actions.
Speakers for the seminar include Rachmat Witoelar, President's Special Envoy for Climate Change Control; Mrs. Ayu Pastika, Family Welfare and Empowerment, PKK Team Leader of Bali Province; a team from the Environment Agency and the Eco-region Development Control Center of Bali and Nusa Tenggara; Amanda Katili Niode of The Climate Reality Project Indonesia; Suzy Hutomo, climate leader and the Executive Chairwoman of The Body Shop Indonesia and Merdi Sihombing, eco fashion designer Sihombing who focuses on Indonesian natural products. Murni Titi Resdiana, climate leader and the Assistant to the President's Special Envoy led the seminar sessions.
In his opening remarks, Rachmat Witoelar, the President's Special Envoy for Climate Change Control, stated that Indonesia should immediately change its development paradigm towards low-carbon development. Climate change is caused by human activity, but the good news is, the solution is already available. Women have a big role to convey information and to drive families and communities to take real actions.
Amanda Katili Niode, Manager of The Climate Reality Project Indonesia, said that involving women for climate change activities in Indonesia is necessary. They are very strategic target audience to convey the message of climate change solutions for behavior change in families and societies. All actions can be carried out in accordance with their respective capacities.
Mrs. Ayu Pastika, the Chair of the PKK Family Welfare and Empowerment, stated that climate change is a global problem. The government as well as societies should be responsible in addressing it. The Balinese philosophy of Tri Hita Karana, the three reasons for prosperity (harmony among people, harmony with nature, and harmony with God) can be the basis of the Bali provincial government Green and Clean program. The role of women is very big for the success of this program. Education can be carried out by PKK, not just as a theory expressed, but also actions in the communities with activities that have economic value to the welfare of society such as making compost from organic kitchen waste, or planting a vegetable garden at home.
During the event, Suzy Hutomo shared some information on the environmental programs of The Body Shop Indonesia and actions in her household such as renewable energy, composting, no plastic policy, and reduce, reuse, recycle. Merdi Sihombing spoke about women empowerment programs in making natural textiles coloring from their surroundings, and showed his eco design creations made from natural products specifically from Indonesia.
Text and Images: Lia Zakiyyah
A Decade Following Vice President Al Gore’s Landmark Climate Crisis Call To Action Was Released, Paramount Partners With Participant Media To Bring A New Message To Audiences Around The World Film Will Premiere At The 2017 Sundance Film Festival On Opening Night.
HOLLYWOOD, CA (December 9, 2016) – Paramount Pictures announced today it will release the follow-up to AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, former Vice President Al Gore’s two-time Academy Award-winning landmark documentary about the world’s climate crisis. From Participant Media, and directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, the sequel follows Gore as he continues his decades long fight to build a more sustainable future for our planet. Read More...
The Climate Reality Project Announces 24 - Hour Global Broadcast Focused on Solutions in 24 Largest CO2 Emitting Countries
One month after the Paris Agreement enters into force, former US Vice President Al Gore will host 24 Hours of Reality: The Road Forward, a star-studded, 24-hour broadcast focused on making solutions to the climate crisis a reality across the globe.
WASHINGTON, DC (November 4, 2016)— In recognition of the landmark Paris Agreement entering into force today, Vice President Al Gore and The Climate Reality Project announced the sixth-annual 24 Hours of Reality broadcast – a star-studded, 24-hour live event focused on climate solutions watched by millions of viewers around the world. This year’s event, produced by Emmy-nominated ShoulderHill Entertainment, – 24 Hours of Reality: The Road Forward – will focus on the 24 largest CO2-emitting countries, beginning at 6:00 PM EST on December 5, 2016. Read more...
On 22 September 2016, Indonesia participated in the International Conference on Sustainable Development (IC-SD) at Columbia University in the City of New York.
The aim of the conference is to identify and share practical, evidence-based solutions that can support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year’s conference theme is Moving Forward: The SDGs in Practice. The ICSD provides a unique opportunity to bring together stakeholders from government, academia, the United Nations, international agencies, NGOs, and grassroots organizers to share practical solutions towards the achievement of more sustainable and inclusive societies.
The Office of the President's Special Envoy for Climate Change organized an Indonesia Panel titled “Climate Actions and Sustainable Development Goals at the Local Level in Indonesia.”
The objective of the panel was to convey Indonesia’s vision of sustainable development and climate change actions to the international communities.
Rachmat Witoelar, President's Special Envoy for Climate Change Control, said that Indonesia is now in the process of moving towards low-carbon development. The impact of climate change is already affecting many sectors in Indonesia, among others, food security, disaster, and health. Hence, Indonesia must integrate climate change actions into its mid-term and long-term development plan.
Representatives from the private sector stated that investing in environmentally friendly business and low-carbon future is quite interesting and has profit potential. There are companies in Indonesia who have taken real action in the implementation of landscape management, for example with palm sugar and biodiesel from palm oil.
In addition, representatives of academia also expressed the importance of local research center run by universities or NGOs to encourage innovation and advance technology in climate change action.
As we know, in 2015 the world has two agreements that have become a strong basis for sustainable development. The first is the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the second is the Paris Agreement Treaty of Paris that sets climate change actions by the countries in the world. Indonesia as a country that is active in international climate change negotiations, has expressed its national commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 29% based on Business as Usual in 2030, and 41% with international cooperation.
Dr. Nurmala Kartini Sjahrir, Senior Advisor for Climate Change to the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs, chaired the Indonesia Panel, held at the Faculty House of Columbia University.
The following are speakers featured in the Indonesia Panel, along with their abstracts and slides presented:
Prof. Rachmat Witoelar, President's Special Envoy for Climate Change
Change Needed to Achieve Indonesia’s Vision – Abstract and Talking Points
Mr. Hashim Djojohadikusumo, CEO Arsari Group
Rebuild Program – Abstract and Slides
Mr. Paulus Tjakrawan, Chair, Indonesia Biofuels Producer Association
Indonesia Biodiesel Program, More Sustainable – Abstract and Slides
Dr. Jatna Supriatna, Head of Research Center for Climate Change, University of Indonesia
Local Academic & Non-Government Institutions as Sustainable Development Center of Excellence – Abstract and Slides
More than 1000 people attended the International Conference on Sustainable Development 2016, coming from many countries all over the world and representing professionals from the private sector, academia, government, and civil society, along with students from the world’s top universities.
The Office of the President's Special Envoy for Climate Change Control, The Climate Reality Project Indonesia and Citra Kartini Indonesia organized a talk show on “Women and Climate Change.” This event was held on Thursday, 15 September 2016 at the Jakarta Convention Center and is part of the Indonesia Women Expo 2016.
Miranti Serad, one of the founders of Citra Kartini Indonesia, a women empowerment organization, explained that "The Indonesia Women Expo 2016 seeks to increase the awareness among women about the importance of their involvement in mitigation and adaptation to climate change for survival with efforts carried out jointly at the individual, community or workplace levels.”
In his opening remarks, Rachmat Witoelar, the President's Special Envoy for Climate Change stated that Indonesia should immediately change its development paradigm towards low-carbon development. "The impacts of climate change in Indonesia are becoming apparent. Current climate change-related disasters occur more frequently, such as floods, drought, crop failure, and decreased marine products. Climate change is caused by human activities, but the good news is, there is a solution. If people change their behaviors and lifestyle to be more environmentally friendly, then carbon emissions can be reduced. Women as the primary agent of change have a major role, especially in educating families and communities to undertake concrete actions."
Amanda Katili Niode, Manager of The Climate Reality Project Indonesia, believed that this event is very important to involve women in Indonesia on the issue of climate change. They are a very strategic target audience to convey the message of climate change, leading to a mental change in the family and society.
This statement is supported by Suzy Hutomo, a climate leader and the Executive Chairwoman of The Body Shop Indonesia that has implemented a low-carbon lifestyle both in the family and her company. An example is her discipline in garbage sorting and trying to minimize her waste by zero to landfill because if not treated properly waste will emit high green house gases. She also did a real action by implementing solar electric system at home.
Rahayu Saraswati Djojohadikusomo, a climate leader and a Member of the Commission 8 of the Indonesian House of Representatives that deals with Religion, Social Affairs, and the Empowerment of Women, states that women in Indonesia should be fully engaged in supporting the development of creative economy that spawned innovations so that even with limited funding people can mobilize low carbon and sustainable activities.
According to Nurmala Kartini Sjahrir, an anthropologist and the Senior Advisor of the Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs, women have been exploited and their rights violated. Human and environment depend on each other. Women give birth to life, through their wombs, therefore the best thing that can be done in the framework of climate change adaptation and mitigation is to empower women as much as possible. "Because empowering women means preserving life."
Murni Titi Resdiana, a climate leader who is also the Assistant to the President’s Special Envoy for Climate Change expertly moderated the event with 150 enthusiastic attendees, including 20 Indonesia climate leaders,