COP21 – 24 Hours for the Climate – Projects with Francophone Students in Canada - videos screenings on the 30th of November !

COP21 – 24 Hours for the Climate – Projects with Francophone Students in Canada - videos screenings on the 30th of November !

October 14, 2015 | By francecanadaculture Canada

Looking ahead to the COP21 conference, which takes place in Paris from November 30th to December 11th, 2015, the Embassy of France to Canada has invited Francophone students in Canada to contribute to an international performance based on the theme of “My city and the climate”.

Francophone schools in Ottawa and lycées across Canada have accepted this invitation and their students are getting ready to take part.

Each participating school will get its students involved in an artistic event focused on the theme of “My city and the climate”.  They’ll also make videos about their projects, which will be published on November 30th, 2015, coinciding with the launch of the COP21 conference.


We are delighted to have the following schools working with us on this project:


The Embassy of France invites you to click HERE to follow the progress that the schools make as they work on their respective projects.


Imagine France in 20 years' time: the energy transition has taken place and the Paris Accord has enabled countries around the world to join forces in the fight against climate change with the support of their civilian populations. As a reflection of this shift in perspective and of these new lifestyles, the artistic and cultural community has developed new practices that have been widely adopted.

Working towards this goal, the General Secretariat responsible for organizing the COP21/CMP11 climate conference, which takes place at the Paris-Le Bourget site from November 30th to December 11th, 2015, hopes to organize a worldwide day of performances by artists, architects, dancers, performers, and street artists the world over. This initiative, which is focused on the central theme of “Urban art and the climate”, has five key directives:

  • *    raising public awareness of climate change in order to have a positive influence on the Conference and to encourage the greatest possible number of citizens to take action;

  • *     encouraging environmentally-friendly artistic practices;

  • *     looking at climate disruption from a creative perspective;

  • *     motivating the community to respond as a whole to the impact of climate change on our lives and on the sustainable future of our planet; and

  • *     connecting countries and citizens around the world, contributing to global citizenship.

In order to generate momentum for action and to showcase awareness-raising activities, the General Secretariat proposes that the launch of the “24 hours for the climate” global performance initiative take place on November 30th, 2015, to coincide with the opening of COP21. The aim is for all such activities to take place around the world on that one day, in the spirit of a 24-hour marathon in support of the environment.

The Embassy of France to Canada, as a partner behind this event, has called out to schools to invite students to take part. After all, who could be affected by climate change more than our children, the citizens of the world of tomorrow?