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Webinar: Broken Land or Common Ground? | 20 Sept | 11am - Free to attend
September 9, 2021  

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Broken Land or Common Ground?

How Visual Communication is essential to diagnosing Climate Crisis and envisioning a Transition


 

DATE: Monday 20 September 2021

TIME: 11h00 to 12h30 SAST (GMT+2)

COST: Free-of-charge

PLATFORM: Zoom Webinar

 

Hosted by EE Business Intelligence with photographer, author and activist, Daylin Paul, with:

 

Panellists

 

  • Thomas Mnguni, Community Activist, groundWork; Co-founder of the Highveld Environmental Justice Network and Greater Middelburg Residents Association.
  • Mandy Rambharos, General Manager: Just Energy Transition, Eskom Holdings; Commissioner, Presidential Climate Commission.
  • Mike Levington, Director, Navitas Holdings; Deputy Chair, BUSA Energy Subcommittee; Member of the DTIC Green Hydrogen Panel.

 

Register online to attend here

Some photographic work by Daylin Paul here

 

The book

 

Daylin Paul's coffee-table photographic exposé entitled: "Broken Lands" will be available at a special price to attendees at the webinar. Not to be missed!

 

Synopsis

 

The first 25 minutes will be a guided slideshow through photographs and interviews made for the Broken Land project. This will show participants what the situation is like on the Mpumalanga highveld: showing not only the destruction left in the wake of coal mining and burning in the region but also the long lasting effects on the health and socio-economic conditions of citizens of the province. This is intended to set the tone of the rest of the presentation and provide a glimpse into one possible future for us all if decisive action is not taken.

 

The second 25 minutes will look at historical examples of how this kind of media campaign coupled with policy change has worked, with specific focus on FDR’s policies in the Depression Era United States. It will go on to look at the how a strategic use of communications can be used to amplify the voices of citizens who are deeply dissatisfied with a coal dependent economy, to highlight and promote the benefits of developing a robust renewable energy sector and finally, to convince policy makers to reconsider the choices they have made so far. This is meant to show how bold policy decisions, backed up by effective communications, can make drastic change possible.

 

The final 40 minutes will be a panel discussion unpacking some of the issues detailed above, as well as providing an opportunity to consider and discuss some of the practical implications as to what may be necessary for an effectively envisioned and communicated Just Transition to take place.

 

Register online to attend here

Some photographic work by Daylin Paul here