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.
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.
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.
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New York – April 2016
April 21st, 2016 Alec Baldwin, Diana Rios, Alex Soros, Frances Seymour, Mina Setra, and Helen Clark came together to discuss deforestation, indigenous rights, and climate change on the eve of the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement and Earth Day 2016.
New York – April 2016
After gathering at Ford for a panel briefing on April 21st, Indigenous leaders marched toward the UN building to bring awareness to the many lives taken by miners and loggers who have been killing people in their communities to take away their land. One day before the signing of the Paris Agreement.
Times Square, New York – Earth Day 2016
On the eve of Earth Day 2016 a candle lit vigil was held in memory of environment defenders killed defending the world’s forests. Indigenous leaders from Indonesia, Peru & Panama speak out about the importance of the forests and the lengths their loved ones and communities go to protect them.
New York – Earth Day 2016
When the Paris Agreement is being signed in the UN, Women, including indigenous leaders from Guatemala and Indonesia spoke about the need for their role to be recognised in the fight for climate change and climate justice.
Paris – 2015 – COP21
After 14 months and 14 events in 4 countries the If Not Us Then Who? global roadshow culminated in Paris for a very special screening and an 8 day exhibition at Point Ephemere.
Bringing together indigenous partners from Indonesia, Central America, Amazon basin and Congo basin
At the halfway point to Paris and COP21, If Not Us Then Who visited Bonn for the UNFCCC meetings. We invited delegates, students and the people of Bonn to find out more about the role indigenous peoples play protecting forests. We hosted 3 events in 3 days.
Three-week roadshow across 3 Indonesian islands.
Lima Itinerant Film Festival – November 2014
In November 2014, we premiered 2 new Peruvian films and hosted a roving film festival just days ahead of COP20. Take a look at how the festival went.
New York Exhibition – September 2014
A short montage of our launch in New York. Take a look to see who dropped by, what went on and get a sense of what it was like there on Lexington and 47th ahead of the UN Climate Summit. It was certainly a busy few days. Thank you to all our friends for making it such a success.