John Kelly

After co-producing the climate change documentary film The Polar Explorer, I had no idea that in 2010, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) would screen it for delegates and negotiators at the UN climate change conference (UNFCCC COP16) in Cancún, Mexico. Bridging the gap between scientists and policy makers by following experts in both fields, it was the first film ever to influence policy at the UN climate change conference. The conference’s final communiqué finally recognized a need for coastal nations to begin to prepare their people and infrastructure for rising sea levels.

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