Offers for Local Authorities

One central offer of the project are three exhibitions:

  • We are all witnesses – People in a changing climate: Experience of people from Europe, Amazonia, West Africa and South Asia
  • The land we grab – Seizing tropical rainforest and soil: Eyewitnesses from the Amazon and Africa… and how Europe is involved
  • Our hold over the world’s raw materials – Facts and eyewitness reports from the Congo, Peru, Ecuador, Nigeria and the Arctic over the downsides of our consumption

The exhibitions, which are available in English, German, Czech and some parts in Spanish and Hungarian, are for rent and own printing, including further information and interactive online resources.

We are all witnesses - People in a Changing Climate

The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report of 27 September 2013 states: "Warming in the climate system is unequivocal." It goes on to say: "It is extremely likley taht human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century".

The 24 panels of the "We are all witnesses - People in a Changing Climate" exhibition illustrate how climate change is already taking place in 16 countries in four countries.

For this purpose we have put together a number of personal testimonies and natural phenomena, all of which are in line with the 2007 IPCC projects and the new findings of 2013. The panels focus on the implications of climate change for the water cycle.

The exhibition shows experiences of people from Europe, Amazonia, West Africa and South Asia.

 

 

The land we grab - seizing tropical rainforest and soil

We Europeans use much more land for our consumption of food and raw materials than we have available in Europe itself.

This exhibition shows examples from the Amazon and Africa of what the consequences are for the people there, and shed light on various aspects of the global dimension to our consumption.

Special attention is paid to land grabbing - the recent agressive form of seizing land - without forgetting, however, that we ourselbes, with our European way of life propel this scramble for land... and that we can also slow it down again.

24 different panels show examples from Brazil, Bolivia, Comeroon and Romania, beside these countries, the exhibition offers further background information about the topic of land grabbing and global considerations.

Click here for more impressions of the exhibition.

Our hold over the world’s raw materials

Our hold over the world’s raw materials – Facts and eyewitness reports from the Congo, Peru, Ecuador, Nigeria and the Arctic over the downsides of our consumption

We now know that our level of consumption is not sustainable or transferable to the rest of the world. We simply consume too much of the world's resources and pollute the environment too. For example, in 2008, Europeans used over 40 kg of material per person per day, an Asian only 24 kg, and an African less than 15 kg (Schmidt-Bleek, Grüne Lügen, 2014).

In this exhibition we look more closely at the "indirect material flows associated to imports", and their effects on the exporting countries. This is understood to mean the total amount of substances that are moved in the country of origian required to obtain the raw materials that we import, so for example the entire overburden of mines.

Ask for these exhibitions!

These exhibitions are available at the Climate Alliance's European Secretary. All exhibitions are available in English and German, parts of them in Spanish, Hungarian and Czech.

We can send you the panels or you can download the files and print them out.

Feel free to contact us!

Thomas Brose, Silke Lunnebach, Sara Schmitt Pacífico