On 10 November, the Federal Environment Ministry presents the latest film by former US vice president and filmmaker Al Gore entitled “An Inconvenient Sequel – Truth to Power” in the German pavilion. Before the film, State Secretary Jochen Flasbarth and Al Gore will hold a brief discussion about the fight against climate change.
The BMUB and Paramount organised a preview of the film in Berlin in August. Federal Environment Minister Hendricks made the following statement at the time: “Since 2014, we have seen record-breaking temperatures for three years in a row – for the first time since recordkeeping began. Each decade since the 1960s has been warmer than the previous one. And there is strong evidence that the current decade will reach another all-time high. Germany, too, has to adapt to the consequences of climate change.
It is true – and Al Gore’s second film is again about truth – that we can no longer afford to wait. We must stop using oil, coal and fossil gas by mid-century. Next year, Germany will map out the path towards phasing out coal power in a socially acceptable way.
The second important challenge we are facing is the phase-out of oil in the transport sector. In Germany this sector has not made any contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions since 1990. Current data indicate that emissions from transport will even increase this year. This shows transport policy’s complete failure with regard to mitigation. We therefore urgently need a real transformation of the transport sector.”
With his new film (German title “Immer noch eine unbequeme Wahrheit – unsere Zeit läuft”), Al Gore highlights the worsening climate crisis. He documents the impacts that climate change is already having on our planet today and shows his vision for tackling climate change. The film also takes a look behind the scenes and shows a multi-faceted path for successfully countering the dangers of climate change.