The Embassy of France in Nigeria, the Institut Français du Nigeria and the French Development Agency present:


– En avant la COP21 –

A one week event on climate change at the Institut Français du Nigeria

From November 23 to 28, 2015

On the eve of the opening in France, on November 30, of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21), the Embassy of France, the Institut Français du Nigeria and the French Development Agency invite you to a whole week dedicated to climate change and its challenges with an exhibition, discussions with high-level speakers from France and Nigeria, and movies on the protection of environment.


Monday 23 November 2015 – 5:30pm


Opening ceremony of the week long event by the Ambassador of France to Nigeria, Mr Denys GAUER

Unveiling of the photo exhibition 60 solutions against climate change by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Tuesday 24 November 2015 – 4:30pm


Presentation of the study Development of Lake Chad – Current Situation and Possible Outcomes by Mr. Jacques Lemoalle, from the French Research Institute for Development (IRD) followed by a panel discussion with high-level speakers representing both the Nigerian government and the civil society. The panelists will also answer questions from the audience.

Wednesday 25 November 2015 – 6:30pm


Il était une forêt (Once Upon a Forest)

By Luc Jacquet, France, documentary, 2013, 78mins, in French with English subtitles

Thursday 26 November 2015 – 6:30pm

MOVIES & DISCUSSION with the French Development Agency (AFD)

  • India, Climate or Development, AFD, 2015, 18mins, in English
  • Kenya, accompaying Nyokabi, AFD, 2015, 16mins, in English

Friday 27 November 2015 – 6:30pm


  • Les témoins du climat, 7 milliards d’autres (Climate Voices, 7 billion others) by GoodPlanet Foundation, France, documentary, 2009, 26mins, in English
  • Les temps changent (Changing Climate, Changing Times) by Marion Milne, France, 2008, 90mins, in French with English subtitles

Saturday 28 November 2015 – 6pm


The French Embassy in Nigeria in partnership with the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation, the European Union, the British High Commission and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany present:

Nowhere To Run: Nigeria’s Climate and Environmental Crisis, by Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation, Nigeria, 2015.

All the events are free!

Venue: Institut Français du Nigeria, 52 Libreville street, off Aminu Kano Crescent, beside Mr Biggs, Wuse 2, Abuja

Photo ©Yann Arthus-Bertrand