Documentary screening of "The Solar Nation of Tokelau"
The TV documentary “The Solar Nation of Tokelau” was produced for German TV and broadcast by Arte TV, a French-German arts and culture channel, in September 2015. It shows how a small Pacific island nation switched its power supply to 100% solar energy, thus becoming the first nation in the world to be free of CO2 emissions and having the most sustainable power generation on earth. Tokelau is one of the small island groups that is most affected by climate change, yet it has given the world an example of how the fight against climate change can effectively be fought by even the smallest countries in the world.
The event has been organised by Rotary Club Devonport and is supported by the New Zealand German Business Association (German Trade Office). After the 45 minute documentary there will be a panel discussion including Mr Ulli Weissbach who directed the documentary. For more information, please click on the link below.
"The Solar Nation of Tokelau" Poster [pdf, 139.76k]
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Germany’s candidacy on the Security Council
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Applications will be open until 31 October 2016.
Further information can be found
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Interested? Please find more information
EU Council Presidency
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