60 Solutions to Climate Change

A problem without a solution is a poorly stated problem, said Albert Einstein.

Contrary to what many people think, global warming is not merely a problem. It is also a flurry of solutions and opportunities that have already popped out from civil society, from corporations, from institutions and from individuals as well. Some are well known, others less so; some are surprising, others are expected; some will have a global impact, others are of symbolic order; some are local, others will have a planetary reach.

Une exposition d’envergure internationale présentera au cours des six prochains mois une sélection de photographies aériennes illustrant “60 solutions contre le changement climatique” par le photographe de renommée mondiale Yann Arthus-Bertrand. L’exposition abordera les thèmes des nouveaux modèles de développement, du vivre ensemble, de nourrir le monde, de l’efficacité énergétique et du développement durable. Activités d’information, témoignages, fiches techniques sur le changement climatique et une zone vidéo sensibiliseront le public sur le phénomène complexe de la lutte contre le changement climatique et les gaz à effet de serre.

An exhibition of international standard made with aerial photographs showcasing “60 Solutions against Climate Change” by the world-renowned photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand, will be exhibited around the country throughout the next 6 months.
The exhibition will address the themes of inventing new development models, living together, feeding the world, energy efficiency and sustainable development. Interactive activities, testimonies, posters explaining the technical aspects of climate change and a “video zone” will create awareness about the effects of the complex phenomenon of tackling climate change and greenhouse gases.

This free exhibition will be of immense educational value to students following environment and nature subjects, students in science streams to grasp new findings on global climatic changes and to all students on its global socio-economic impacts.

Exhibition will be open to the public and all schools

from 10 AM to 5 PM each day at

  • The National Art Gallery, Colombo 7 – from 6th June to 5th July
  • Alliance Francaise de Kotte, 11 Keppetipola Mw, Colombo 5 – from 6th July to 6th September
  • University of Moratuwa (TCP Auditorium), Katubedda, Moratuwa – from 16th September to 30th September
  • University of Peradeniya (Dept of Geography), Peradeniya, Kandy – from 9th October to 25th October
  • University of Kelaniya (Dept of Fine Arts), Kelaniya – from 04th November to 15th November

Sample Exhibit:

We would be grateful if you could confirm with us in advance of the precise dates/time of your choice and the number of students visiting the exhibition.

Contact Alliance Française de Kotte: tel. 011 2055 255;
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Exhibition Contents

60 Solutions SubsetEducational Supplement5 short documentariesReference Books
21 photos of the french photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s 110 x 60 cm, highlight some of the proposed 60 Solutions
28 panels 60 x 40 cm. This series of signs is for educational purposes and explains what is climate change and the ongoing international negotiations to curb it
5 short documentaries in English or subtitled on this same subject, released as part of the photo exhibition using projector.

Total duration 40 minutes.

A Quiz can be exercised if the students wish to participate after watching these short documentaries
5 books “60 solutions against climate change”

5 copies of the book ‘Oceans, the New Frontier’

5 copies of the book “Building the future we want”

These books will be for consultation only as part of the photo exhibition, for everyone wishing to gain a deeper insight in to the subject matter presented
3 documentary films in English or subtitled on this same subject, is available at the exhibition for any group of students who wishes to watch by prior appointment

HOME (2009) is a unique film that approaches the current debate about climate change from a whole new angle, giving viewers the opportunity to see for themselves how our earth is changing. Going well beyond the scientific reports, charts and graphs, this film is an inspiration that speaks to our hearts and touches our souls. Spanning 54 countries and 120 locations, all seen from the air, the film captures the Earth’s most amazing landscapes, showcasing its incomparable beauty and acknowledging its vulnerability. HOME is a compelling emotional reminder of what is at stake: the Earth, in all its beauty, and the people who live on it. HOME is the first major film about climate change that has been made using only aerial photography.
Duration : 120 minutes

A THIRSTY WORLD (2012) Faithful to Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s reputation, , filmed in some 20 countries, reveals the mysterious and fascinating world of fresh water through spectacular aerial images shot in regions that are difficult to reach and rarely filmed, like Southern Sudan or Northern Congo. It also lets us discover the most beautiful landscapes on our planet, the lakes, rivers and wetlands created by water. It attempts to bring together Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s trademark aerial view of the world with the harsh, everyday reality of all those people who are deprived of water and may even die for lack of it, the people engaged in the daily struggle to find water, purify it or bring it to those who need it.
Duration : 90 minutes

Planet Ocean (2012) This is the triple challenge of a new cinema adventure signed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and editor- in-chief Michael Pitiot, who brings with him the scientific missions of TARA, a unique pool of researchers, oceanographers and biolo- gists from several countries. Thanks to its astonishing photography, the film takes us on a magnificent and unprecedented journey into the heart of the least known regions of our planet.The film narrates the most marvelous and also the most terrifying human experiences of our time. Filmed in extreme geographical conditions all over the globe, it describes the modern Odyssey of people who go out to discover their blue planet.
Duration : 90 minutes