Cynthia Rosenzweig (MELD) will be participating in the Opening of the Summit of Creatives: Culture and the Arts Engage with the Climate Challenge for COP21

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Art and culture are committed for cop21: the summit of the creatives opening talks at the Gaite Lyrique | Artcop21

Tuesday 1 December 2015 at 14h30:

Live stream http://gaite-lyrique.net/rencontres

From Rio to COP21, what has been the impact of the cultural industry on societal transformation? How has it changed over time, and in particular, how were artists involved and included by policy makers? The opening of the Summit of Creatives is an opportunity to review the involvement of the cultural industry and inspire artists to get involved and put culture on the agenda of the negotiations.

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With Kevin Buckland (UK), from 350.org, Anne-Marie Melster, Co-founder and Head of ARTPORT_making waves (USA), Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, Curator of Devenir Terrien at Musée de l’Homme (FR), Frédéric Ferrer, author and director (FR), Cynthia Rosenzweig, climatologist (USA), Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, poetess (Marshall Islands), Teresa Borasino, Head of the festival Futuro Caliente in Lima – COP20 (PER), Anna Heringer, architect (CH). Moderated by the ArtCOP21 team.

 Dr Cynthia Rosenzweig in conversation with Shaun Gladwell Photography Corine Weber

Dr. Rosenzwig will give the scientific frame of the Opening by sharing her voice as a climatologist on climate issues but also on the negotiations. She will also speak extensively about her vision on why culture and the arts are so important to tackle climate challenge, to make climate issue visible and sensitive aside from the negotiation