As part of the EU Climate Diplomacy Week 2017, the EU Delegation to Australia in collaboration with RMIT's EU Centre presents this special screening and panel discussion.
Bangladesh is often described as the most vulnerable country on the planet in the face of a changing climate. It is predicted to lose 17 per cent of its land by the end of the century if global sea levels rise by one metre. That has the potential to displace 30 million Bangladeshis.
Thirty Million is a critically acclaimed documentary co-directed by climate scientist Dr Daniel Price and TV journalist Adrien Taylor. The film was financed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with support from the Least Developed Country Fund of the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
This special screening at RMIT Melbourne forms part of the 2017 EU Climate Diplomacy Week: "Security and Resilience in a Damaged Climate World".
It will be followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A.
Chair: Professor Billie Giles-Corti, Director Urban Futures Enabling Capability Platform, RMIT University.
6pm – Opening Address: H.E. Erica Schouten, Ambassador for the Netherlands; Lily D'Ambrosio Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Minister for Suburban Development (tbc); and H.E. Kazi Imtiaz Hossain, High Commissioner for Bangladesh.
6.20pm – Screening
7pm – Panel Discussion: H.E. Kazi Imtiaz Hossain, High Commissioner for Bangladesh; Dr Francois Gemenne; Ret Admiral Chris Barrie; Arron Wood Deputy Lord Mayor, City of Melbourne; H.E. Erica Schouten, Ambassador for the Netherlands.
7.30pm – Audience Q&A
7.45pm – Closing Words: H.E. Erica Schouten, Ambassador for the Netherlands