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Screening: The Solar Nation of Tokelau

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When:

  • Mon 8 Aug ’16, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Where:

The Vic Cinema, 48-56 Victoria Rd, Coatesville

Restrictions:

All Ages

A 45-minute documentary produced for Arte, the pan-European arts and culture channel reaching over 200 million people. It tells the story of the Tokelau solar project: how three small and remote atolls in the middle of the Pacific overcame their isolation and dependence on diesel generators to become the first 100 percent solar powered nation in the world. And proving to the world that it is possible to reduce the use of fossil fuels and emission of greenhouse gases to a minimum.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on the issues of small islands raised in the documentary, i.e. renewable energy, climate change, fishing piracy. Confirmed participants so far:
- Jim Salinger, climate scientist, member of Intl. Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and nobel price laureate
- Shane Jones, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and Ambassador for Pacific Economic Development
- Jovilisi Suveinakama, GM Tokelau Liaison Office, Apia, Samoa

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