World Bank competition on climate change: the winners are…

Our readers may recall that back in September 2008, we highlighted that the World Bank was running a competition where they were requesting submission for short documentaries on the subject of climate change.  Well the winners were announced last week.

The first-prize film, “Flood Children of Holdibari” looks at how children are working on an adaptation plan for floods on their island home. This film is by Mary Matheson.

Second prize went to “Climate Change in Bangladesh: Who Will Pay?” a film that discusses the effects of salinization in the country and the problems it poses, such as food security, health issues and increased poverty. This film is by Rosa Rogers.

Third prize went to The “Dark Side of a Green Fuel”, a film that highlights the effects of how indigenous people are being effected by loss of forests as a result of the clearing of land for palm oil plantations. This file is by PanEco Foundation.

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One Response to World Bank competition on climate change: the winners are…

  1. Johannes Langer says:

    here is an interesting analysis about salinization of the river nile: http://globalviewmagazine.wordpress.com/2009/08/11/the-river-nile/

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