The Council for Sustainable Development (SDC) submitted to the Government its report on Hong Kong's long-term decarbonisation strategy, hoping to get the economy ready for advancing to net zero emissions by 2050, as part of the global effort to limit the average temperature increase to well below 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. In support of this strategy, the SDC has set out a long-term vision based on 55 recommendations across eight key areas, namely Target; Lifestyles; Education, Training and Research; Built Environment; Energy; Transport; City Planning and Management; and Finance.
Details of the Council Report and Public Engagement: www.susdev.org.hk
Selva Ozelli’s second solo digital art show “Breathe Life” will take place at the Pinelo Art Gallery in Istanbul, Turkey from September 7 to 21, 2020, starting on the very first International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies Day.
Similar to her group art show “Atelier Teymur Rzayev’s First Digital Climate Change Art Show” and her first solo digital art show “Art in the Time of Corona”:
Selva curated “Breathe Life” based on her series of articles on digital technology adoption, solar energy and tax policies in the jurisdictions with the greatest carbon emissions. Her art shows as well as her article series have been published by the “Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change - Hong Kong” in addition to more than 90 other museums as well as more than 100 other publications around the world.
The motivation behind launching her second solo digital art show was Selva Ozelli's multiple climate change themed paintings that are part of this art show --paintings titled “Oak Tree” depicting a Himalayan oak tree and “Global Warming” depicting the melting Himalayan glaciers -was selected at the International Environment Day Art Contest by the Department of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Govt. of Bihar, India. And her painting titled “Heartbreak Weather – Inertia in the Face of Wildfires” depicting wildfires of Australia was selected in the Niall Horan international art competition.
“Breathe Life” includes paintings of trees, gardens which are efficient carbon sinks – that alleviate CO2 pollution which creates health effects and global warming. It also includes portraits of artist Renan Kaleli (Pollution 1); the creator of 5G technology which is important to the digital economy Prof Erdal Arikan (Pollution 2); the composer and singer of “Heart Break Weather” Niall Horan (Heartbreak Weather – Inertia in the Face of Wildfires); an innocent child who deserves to inherit clean air and blue skies Can Kir (Wildlife).
Atelier Teymur Rzayev's “First Digital Climate Change Art Show” will take place at the Pinelo Art Gallery in Istanbul, Turkey from May 30 to June 12, 2020, during the week of World Environment Day on June 5, and World Ocean Day on June 8, 2020 to commemorate them.
This art show is part of the United Nations World Environment Day Digital Celebrations and was curated by Selva Ozelli based on her series of articles on digital technology adoption, solar energy and tax policies in the jurisdictions with the greatest carbon emissions. These articles have been published by the World's first Climate Change Museum "The Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change - Hong Kong” in addition to more than 100 other publications around the world.
The inspiration behind the theme of the art show was a culmination of the body of work of like-minded Climate Change Artists at Atelier Teymur Rzayev that corresponded to the issues Selva Ozelli raised/addressed in her Climate Change based article series:
(1) Serife Akkan – “Running to the Oasis”
(2) Askin Akman – “Tree 284”
(3) Rana Balkis – “Climate Change” & “Not Like Before”
(4) Oya Gali – “Hurricane Irma”
(5) Semine Hazar – “Artic Melting” 1 & 2
(6) Fatma Kadir – “Tree Abuse” & “Homeless Doves”
(7) Selva Ozelli – “Tsunami” 1 & 2
(8) Hulya Sahin – “One Leaf - a Thousand Rain Drops” & “Grey Skies - Sad Trees”
(9) Ilhan Sayin – “Glamorous Cactus” & “Red Cactus”
(10) Ismail Soysal – “Farmer's Longing”
Atelier artist paintings which are also part of the art show have been recently acknowledged in international Climate Change and Coronavirus art competitions as follows:
Rana Balkis (2) "Not Like Before", Selva Ozelli (14) “Tsunami” were recently selected for United Nation's COVID19 Open Brief;
Selva Ozelli "Tsunami" was also shortlisted in international ART IN THE TIME OF CORONA competition held by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.
Fatma Kadir's painting titled “Four Seasons” recently won first prize at the nature art competition at Connemara National Park - Páirc Náisiúnta Chonamara in Ireland. Her diverse bird artwork inlcuding "Homeless Doves" was also selected and distributed via social media by the Biodiversity Department of the Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht of Ireland.
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