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Events | 01.11.2018

Climate, the 360° Exhibition Tells More About The Advancing Climate Change On Earth

Special guests and scientists attended the official opening of the exhibition last night, which is on display till December 20th* at BNP Paribas Concept Store in Sofia.

Climate change inevitably and more and more noticeably has a major impact on every sphere of life of people all over the world. It is therefore vital to improve our knowledge of our planet’s climate system and the disruptions taking place. This will allow us to assess potential consequences for our environment and to limit the negative impact of human behavior on climate. With this understanding, the BNP Paribas Foundation develops its dedicated Climate Initiative program since 2010. It aims at supporting research on climate change and sharing the latest data with wider audience in order to raise climate change awareness.

Climate, the 360° Exhibition is produced as part of this dialogue. Based on the latest news and scientific data flows, it tells more about four major topics: results of climate observation; causes of global warming; forecasts by climatologists and preventive measures.

Climate, the 360° Exhibition has been on display in more than 15 countries around the world so far and comes to Bulgaria for a first time. The exhibition can be visited every working day till December 20th* between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. at BNP Paribas Concept Store in Sofia.

At the opening event on October 30th at the French Institute in Bulgaria, welcome speeches were given by Roumen Dimitrov, The Deputy Minister of Culture; Fabien Flori, Director of the French Institute in Bulgaria, Representative of His Excellency Éric LEBÉDEL, Ambassador of France to the Republic of Bulgaria; Prof. Julian Revalski, President of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; Jean-Jacques Goron, BNP Paribas Foundation Managing Director, Antonia Novakowa, engineer, Head of Climate and Energy department of Sofia Municipality, Christophe Deroo, BNP Paribas Country Head. The event was also attended by Prof. Valérie Daux, Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE/IPSL, CNRS/CEA/UVSQ) and Julián Villamayor, post-doctoral researcher at Laboratoire d’océanographie et du climat (LOCEAN/IPSL, UPMC/CNRS/MNHN/IRD) - climatologists, researching the Hadley Cell tropicalcirculation, who presented their latest work.

Simultaneously, BNP Paribas, in partnership with the French Institute in Bulgaria, is organizing a thematic film panorama with a free entrance from November 5th to November 8th. Its program includes three exciting movies, telling more about Earth’s splendor, climate change and the relationship between men and the planet - Humans and the Land, Antarctica - White Lover and Chasing Coral.

Climate, the 360° is an exhibition of CITÉ DES SCIENCES ET DE L'INDUSTRIE, in the space of Universcience. The exhibition is supported by the BNP Paribas Foundation and organized in partnership with The United Nations Environment Programme, Embassy of France in Bulgaria, French Institute in Bulgaria and Sofia Municipality.

* Please note that due to other event in the space, the exhibition will be temporarily available from December 14thto December 23rd.   

Climate, the 360° thematic film panorama - program:


November 5th, 07:00 p.m.

Humans and the Land

A film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand.

Farming and farmers are the heart of Yann Arthus-Bertrand's work. In his latest film HUMAN, this theme takes a central space. In the continuity of this work, he goes beyond it with a sensitive film, dedicated to all those men and women who feed the world.

With English language subtitles


November 6th, 07:00 p.m.

Antarctica - White Lover

A film by Jivko Konstantinov and Blagoy Momchilov.

There is a place on Earth for which humanity knows less about than the Moon. This is not surprising since the conditions there resemble the ones on Mars. What mysteries lay hidden beneath the ice and what is the price paid by the scientist, who are trying to uncover them? NOVA Televisions film about Antarctica offers some answers to those questions.

In Bulgarian language with English subtitles.


November 8th, 07:00 p.m.

Chasing Coral

Director: Jeff Orlowski, Writers: Davis Coombe, Vickie Curtis, Jeff Orlowski

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.The film took more than three years to shoot and is the result of 500+ hours of underwater footage, coral bleaching submissions from volunteers in 30 countries, as well as support from more than 500 people in various locations around the world.

In English language with Bulgarian subtitles.

All screenings are with free entrance and are taking place at the French Institute ( 3 Slaveikov Square).

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