On our final day carrying Fram to audiences in central Paris we first visited the square outside the Hotel de Ville which has been filled with renewable energy and sustainability solutions. We continued to the bibliotheque inside the Centre de Pompidou and from there back to La Gaîté Lyrique for the ArtCOP21 closing ceremony.
As we enter into the final few critical moments of the Paris COP21 we are hearing that there are some positive steps being made on our behalf. As it stands it has been agreed that no more than a 1.5°C planetary warming is the target to stick to across both the global north and the south. However, the action required to keep to this limit has not been agreed, with a suggested review date being as late as 2020. In the next 24 hours we will know what the United Nations are prepared to do in order to slow global warming and who is going to pay.
During these 2 weeks of global negotiations Switching Heads has marched the streets of Paris, connecting creative and alternative events all of which are united in the fight against climate change. We have met many inspiring people who are using their skills to empower the individual to raise their voice in urgency and we are proud to say that our film and action during Paris Cop21 has been part of that movement.
We have heard time and time again that what happens post Paris COP will be critical to the health of our planet and our following generations. During our journey around a capital city that is still suffering grief and fear from the terrible and tragic events of November 13th we have found hope, strength and unity. The fight against our planet's rapidly changing climate is much larger than any divide in language, culture or religion and the people we have met here have proven that. It remains to be seen how our world representatives will conclude COP21 but for Tina and I and many, many others we will keep pushing Fram (forward).
Holly Owen & Kristina Pulejkova