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Tuesday, September 6 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Bangladesh: meet the experts behind the scene - Bangladesh: rencontrez les personnalités du film

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Key issues - Enjeux:
Bangladesh, also called the ‘‘country of crazy rivers’’, has approximately 155 million inhabitants for a territory four times smaller than France, making it the most densely populated country in the world. Chronic floods and cyclones affect the country almost every year. And these phenomena have intensified over the last fifteen years, largely because of global warming.

According to scientists, almost 20% of the country could be engulfed, before 2050, the subsequent rising water from melting glaciers. Bangladesh would count more than 20 million climate refugees!

Yann Arthus-Bertrand, photographer, film director and ecologist, invites us to follow the daily life of Yves Marre and Runa Khan in a documentary showing both the impact of climate change “here and now” on the populations of Bangladesh and the work undertaken by the NGO, Friendship to help the most affected of these populations adapt to changes which they are powerless to control and for which they are not responsible in any way.

Le Bangladesh, aussi appelé le « pays des fleuves fous », compte environ 155 millions d’habitants pour un territoire quatre fois plus petit que la France, ce qui en fait le pays le plus densément peuplé du Monde. Les inondations chroniques et les cyclones affectent le pays pratiquement tous les ans. Et ces phénomènes se sont accentués depuis une quinzaine d’années, en grande partie à cause du réchauffement climatique.

Selon les scientifiques, quasiment 20 % du pays pourrait être engloutis, avant 2050, par la montée des eaux consécutive à la fonte des glaciers. Le Bangladesh compterait alors plus de 20 millions de réfugiés climatiques !

Yann Arthus-Bertrand, photographe, réalisateur et écologiste, nous propose de suivre le quotidien d’Yves Marre et Runa Khan dans un documentaire montrant à la fois l’impact du changement climatique « ici et maintenant » sur les populations du Bangladesh et le travail qu’entreprend l’ONG Friendship pour aider les populations les plus affectées à s’adapter à des changements qu’ils sont impuissants à maîtriser et dont ils ne sont responsables en rien.

Moderators - Modérateurs
Speakers - Intervenants
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Runa Khan

Founder and Executive Director - Fondatrice et Directrice exécutive, Friendship
Runa Khan is the Founder and Executive Director of Friendship and Founder of Friendship International. Friendship's integrated model provides innovative solutions for community development to the most remote and climatically vulnerable areas of Bangladesh, giving direct services to over 500,000 beneficiaries monthly in health, education, relief, rehabilitation, finance, governance and cultural preservation. She is also a published author with... Read More →
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Thierry Touchais

Director - Directeur, GoodPlanet Foundation - Fondation GoodPlanet
Thierry Touchais graduated from Ecole Centrale de Lyon and University of California, Berkeley, and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago. He acquired a broad culture by living in different countries in Europe, Northern and Latin America. In 2013, Thierry Touchais joined the GoodPlanet Foundation, which was founded in 2005 by photographer and environmentalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand, after eight years as Executive Director of the... Read More →

Tuesday September 6, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Stand Convergences 28 Place de la Bourse, 75002 Paris

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