04 Nov 2020
13:30

Organization: Geneva Environment Network

Join us on Wednesday afternoons for a virtual discussion with experts and screenings highlighting the natural world and other environmental challenges our planet faces. The virtual screenings are a continuation of our Ciné Environment House series and are for educational purposes, non-profit and non-commercial.

Film: Our Planet | Forests

Our Planet is an eight-part docuseries that explores the unique and precious wonders of our natural world. The docuseries combines stunning photography and technology with an unprecedented, never-before-filmed look at the planet’s remaining wilderness areas and their animal inhabitants. The ambitious four-year project has been filmed in 50 countries across all the continents of the world, with over 600 members of crew capturing more than 3,500 filming days, focusing on the breadth of diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America.

Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, Our Planet is a groundbreaking collaboration between WWF, Netflix and Silverback Films. It has also won two Emmy awards for Outstanding Documentary Series and Outstanding Narrator.

Episode: Forests

In the episode Forests, examine the fragile interdependence that exists between forests’ wide variety of residents, including bald eagles, hunting dogs and Siberian tigers.

We are uniquely reliant on forests – without them, life as we know it would not exist. We’ve exploited our forests through the ages, but if we give them the chance, they will bounce back.

Experts

Fran Price

Global Forest Practice Leader at WWF International

Fran Raymond Price has spent her career working to protect forests and improve forestry around the globe. She joined WWF in June 2020 after 18 years at The Nature Conservancy (TNC), where she helped guide the organization’s adoption and promotion of responsible forest management and certification. Fran helped bring forest carbon finance to smaller forest owners in the United States, most recently by assisting the development and launch of the Family Forest Carbon Program. Her work has focused on the creation, improvement, and proliferation of market-based incentives – such as the alignment of forest carbon investment and certification and strengthening of forest certification standards — to protect forest ecosystems.

 

Alicja Kacprzak

Forestry Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

Alicja Kacprzak is a Forestry Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations. She specialises in the bio- and circular economy, sustainability, employment and gender equality. Prior to joining the United Nations, she worked at the World Economic Forum on environmental initiatives such as green growth, climate change and renewable energies. She also worked in the food processing industry and in the reuse and recycling of organic resources from bio-based industries.

Virtual Discussion

On Wednesday, 4 November, at 13:30 (CET), join the virtual discussion by registering below on Webex or participating on Facebook Live.

Online Screening

Viewers are invited to watch the documentary online prior to the live virtual discussion. Please click on the link below to view the documentary.

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