07.06.2012

Short film on adaptation to climate change receives award

We Know Enough about Climate Change, a short film produced as part of an International Climate Initiative (ICI) project, has won a film prize at the Daeuville Green Awards. This international film festival was held for the first time this year. Sustainability and communications experts presented awards to film productions by companies, institutions and government agencies on the topics of environment and sustainability. It is the first international film festival to exclusively honour films produced by companies and organisations on these issues.

In the Climate Change category, the jury gave a Silver Award to the film produced by the ICI project Inventory of Methods for Climate Adaptation. This project is being implemented by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. We Know Enough about Climate Change illustrates the importance of adapting to the effects of climate change in an easily understandable way. The film shows examples of adaptation measures and calls on viewers to face the issue and do something about it. The film also directs viewers to internet platforms such as the Climate Impacts: Global and Regional Adaptation Support Platform (ci:grasp), where they can access information on the effects of climate change and adaptation options.

ci:grasp is an interactive internet platform available on the internet free of charge; it provides information on climate change and its regional impacts. In addition, it presents possible adaptation measures for developing countries and emerging economies and introduces relevant projects. This information helps decision-makers target their adaptation measures so that they achieve the greatest benefit. The ICI project develops methods for supporting decision-making processes on adaptation and promotes South–South exchange on the issue.