Showtime’s India Pavilion Steals The Show At Paris Climate Conference
by Rakhi Jerly Business Events | December 3, 2015 | News
India is off to a good start at the on-going UN Climate Change Conference in Paris with an innovative and engaging pavilion that showcases the theme - ‘harmony with nature’. A water screen that spells out "India @COP 21, Paris 2015, 5th largest wind energy producer, Kochi, the world’s first green airport, and Just Climate Action.", has emerged as the highlight of the impressive idea executed by Showtime Events.
The conference officially kicked off on Nov 30, 2015, allowing the attendees to explore the various country pavilions at the venue - Le Bourget Centre in the north of Paris. The India Pavilion immediately caught all the attention with a 360 degree projection screening films on climate adaptation measures taken up by India. An i-pad forest was also set up with an E-book depicting India's commitments to curb greenhouse gas emissions, its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), expectations from the summit, an India quiz, and several other chapters.
Showtime’s brief from the Prime Minister’s office was to showcase India’s past on how it has lived in harmony with nature, but not be frozen in the past. The focus was to be on today’s India. As the main aim was to make the whole display interactive, all information were presented digitally.
PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the pavilion and said, "The India Pavilion at COP-21 has used technology to showcase India's commitment to climate change and focus on climate justice. The India pavilion also seeks to demonstrate the strong belief that the world needs to look beyond climate change and focus on climate justice."
The summit, also called ‘Conference of Parties’ (COP21), will be open till Dec 11 and is expected to attract around 50,000 participants including 25,000 official delegates.
A water screen, an iPad forest and 360 degree projections have created quite the buzz at the crucial climate summit kicked-off on Nov 30, 2015.