In 2017 the Climate Talk initiative began with a total of 40+ events carried out across T&T, where IAMovement worked with the High Commission of Canada and the German Embassy to take the 2016 film $MALL CHANGE into schools, organizations and public spaces along with open floor discussions on the realities of climate change being faced by Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and the Caribbean.
In 2018 the Climate Talk programme continues in partnership with the National Gas Company of Trinidad & Tobago, under the theme of REthinking Energy! Throughout 2018, 20 events are taking place in schools, and 10 events in organizations and public forums. This time the goal is specifically to take a closer look at climate change as it pertains to T&T, our natural gas shortage, and road-map opportunities which can help to lift up T&T socially and economically, while also reducing our overall carbon emission impacts and contributing to T&T’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) set out in the COP21 Paris Climate Agreement.
A new video series called “REthinking Energy” is being produced, and the content of this series is the primary discussion in all our Climate Talk events. REthinking Energy consists of three (3) short animated videos which focus on:
- The Opportunity Cost
- The Electricity Subsidy
- Solutions proposed under the MEEI and EU Sustainable Energy Roadmap 2021-2030
REthinking Energy videos will be released as Episodes 1, 2 and 3 at the end of November for CARICOM Energy Month. Stay tuned for more info the release, and any upcoming Climate Talk forums which may be taking place near you!