Topic: Is Singapore Safe from Climate Change?
Date: 22 April 2015
Time: 6.45pm (cinema doors open); refreshments will be available for sale outside the theatre
Venue: The Projector, #05-00, Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road, Singapore 199589
$15 entrance fee, free seating (Open to the Public)
AVPN will be organising a special Earth Day fringe event right after our conference wraps up, to present a film screening of Chasing Ice, an Emmy award winning documentary that follows acclaimed National Geographic photographer James Balog and his team on the Extreme Ice Survey where they assemble a multi-year chronicle of the planet’s rapidly melting glaciers.
This event is made possible with the support of the Chasing Ice team as part of a global screening initiative. The goal is to localize the critical global issue of climate change by screening the film all over the world to spark important conversations and catalyze key actions to combat the causes and impact of climate change on our changing planet, the environment and our future.
The event will be held at Singapore’s newest independent cinema, The Projector. The Projector revives a historic movie theatre as an independent creative platform that brings together the best of films, one-of-a-kind events, versatile spaces and delectable fare.
The 75-minute screening will be followed by a panel discussion made up of various representatives from health, environmental and conservation groups, government, and the private sector who will discuss the social, environmental and economic impact of climate change on Singapore. Do we believe that Singapore is well protected from climate change? If not, what can we do to reduce the impact? If so, what are the factors that make it resilient? What risks remain, and what can we do to mitigate these risks? We will also discuss what role Singapore can play in supporting its neighbours and surrounding environment and the resources we could bring.
|Moderator: Wilson Ang, Founding President, Environmental Challenge Organisation (ECO) Singapore. Its mission is to engage and empower young people to be environmentally conscious and responsible consumers.|
|Colin Poole – Colin is the Director of the Regional Conservation Hub for the Wildlife Conservation Society in Singapore. The Wildlife Conservation Society, founded in 1895, has the clear mission to save wildlife and wild places across the globe.|
|Nor Lastrina Hamid – Lastrina was one of the representatives of the Singapore Youth Delegation at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Lima, Peru in November 2014. She has 5 years of work and volunteer experience in the Singapore environmental and social sector.|
|Marcus Lim – Marcus is Co-Founder and Managing Director of ECOSOFTT, a social innovation enterprise that specialises in decentralised management of water, wastewater and environmental services in Asia.|
|Sankar Ananthanarayanan – Sankar is a volunteer nature guide at Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum and Love Macritchie Walks. He and his fellow guides investigated the mass marine deaths off Pasir Ris in February 2015.|
|A/Professor Koh Tieh Yong – A/Professor Koh is a Principal Investigator at the Earth Observatory of Singapore and an Associate Professor at College of Science, Nanyang Technological University.|
We will organise a bus shuttle from the conference to the film screening venue, The Projector. The event will have a $15 entrance fee that will fully go towards supporting Singapore’s newest independent cinema start-up.
Non-conference attendees are welcome to the screening. The event is open to the public.
For those who are interested, please register here.