Anote’s Ark

by Matthieu Rytz

Anote's Ark film poster
Runtime: 77′

To highlight the UN Secretary-General’s priority focus on climate action, the United Nations screened: ‘Anote’s Ark’

The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati is one of the most remote places on the planet, seemingly far-removed from the pressures of modern life. Yet it is one of the first countries that must confront the main existential dilemma of our time: imminent annihilation from sea-level rise. While Kiribati’s President Anote Tong races to find a way to protect his nation’s people and maintain their dignity, many Kiribati are already seeking safe harbour overseas.

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The film was followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Anuna de Wever, Belgian Activist, Youth for Climate
  • Thierry Lucas, Head a.i. Brussels Office, UNEP
  • Rachel Simons, Climate and Development Policy Coordinator, CAN Europe
  • Moderated by Petra Hongell, UNRIC 

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