Using our powerful visuals we are organising a global roadshow to reach new audiences and help build a movement in support of the indigenous fight to protect forests.
*** EVENT UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 2017 ***
The Road to Bonn is finished and so is COP23 but take a look how it went in our dedicated playlist of vlogs and other videos: https://ifnotusthenwho.me/playlists/guardiansoftheforest-road-bonn-cop23/
Since our launch in September 2014 we have hosted 14 events in 4 countries including in Paris at COP21, where 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal. Our events have been in New York, Lima, Indonesia, Germany and France and they have been photo exhibitions, press conferences, musical events, art spaces, film screenings and high level dialogues. We want people to connect emotionally and intellectually to the people in our stories. The ‘If Not Us Then Who?’ awareness campaign hopes to create a space where experts, decision makers and the public can build understanding that inspires and networks that last.
In 2016 we hosted events for New York for Earth Week and the signing of the Paris Agreement, we also hosted events in Mexico City and Cancún to raise awareness of the role indigenous peoples and local communities play in protecting the world’s biodiversity during the UN Convention on Biodiversity COP13.
In 2017 we supported our partner events in Indonesia and Brazil as well as training indigenous youth filmmaking skills in Mexico and Indonesia so they can tell their own story. We will be supporting our indigenous partners on the road to this year’s climate change conference in Bonn, Germany.
Our ultimate goal is to draw attention to the wider issue of deforestation, community-based solutions and to put pressure on governments to ensure they fulfil their commitments to slowing climate change.
Stay in touch to find out more about our next events.