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The Climate Game and the World's Poor
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The Climate Game and the World's Poor

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In December 2009 Copenhagen in Danemark is hosting what has been called the most important global summit since World War II, the United Nations Climate Conference, COP15. Here, negotiators from some 190 countries must strike a new global deal to tackle the challenge of climate change.

The world's poor have most at stake. They already suffer from the impacts of climate change, which are mainly caused by rich. Yet, the views and voices of the poor are often sidelined at global summits dominated by the big and the rich players.

The two documentaries 'The Climate Game and the World's Poor' look at climate change from the perspective of the poor and the developing countries. These documentaries are produced by Anders Dencker Christensen with financial support from Danida's Information Grant, Danish Foreign Ministry, Danish Ministry of Education, Hermod Lannungs Fond and UNESCO

A Matter of Justice
The first documentary visits victims of climate change in four very different developing countries, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Kenya, and Vietnam, and show how they are struggling to cope with and adapt to a climate that is becoming still more hostile

A Window of Opportunity
The second documentary shows concrete examples from Bolivia, Kenya and Vietnam of how the increasing focus on climate change can - and should - also be usted to set the stage for a green and more carbon free growth in both developing and developed countries

A follow-up documentary will be produced during COP15 in Copenhagen.

Place/country: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Denmark, Kenya, Vietnam
Type: Documentary
Credits: Anders Dencker Christensen, director. Dansk AV Producktion, producer. UNESCO, co-producer.
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