Satellites and World Heritage Sites, Partners to Understand Climate Change

The Exhibition in Durban, South Africa (COP17)

After being in Cancun, Campeche, Ciudad del Carmen, Beijing and Paris, the Exhibition ‘Satellites and World Heritage Sites, Partners to Understand Climate Change’ was installed on 30 November 2011 in Durban, South Africa during the 17th United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP17). This conference was the most important climate change forum of the year and a key moment to attract the attention of decision-makers, politicians, the international community and the general public in order to highlight UNESCO’s work on climate change, and to promote real change.

The Exhibition was part of the educational activities of the Durban Green Festival, a 2 week festival organized by the city of Durban during COP17 to invite residents and visitors alike to be part of the action.

The UNESCO Exhibition was officially opened on 5 December 2011 by Mr Michael Sutcliffe, City Manager of Durban and Wendy Watson-Wright, Assistant Director General and Executive Secretary of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.

Thousands of people, including delegates, non-governmental organizations representatives and the general public, came to visit this Exhibition.

Due to its success these eye-catching panels were exhibit atshown on the Durban beachfront until the end of January 2012.