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Madrid, Spain, 3-5 December 2019

DISPLACEMENT partnered with PDD and COAL (Coalition for Art and Sustainable Development) to present the ten finalists of the 2019 COAL Prize, dedicated to the theme Climate, Disasters and Displacement, at the UN climate change conference, COP25, in Madrid. The COAL Prize finalists’ work was presented at three events at the French Pavilion, as well as during an official side event hosted by the UN Warsaw International Mechanism’s Task Force on Displacement. The French Ambassador for Climate, Brigette Collet, alongside COAL Director Lauranne Germont, presented Lena Dobrowolska and Teo Ormond-Skeaping with the 2019 COAL Prize in a ceremony at the French Pavilion.

Download Coal Prize brochure [PDF 11mb] ›

The presentation of the ten short-listed COAL prize finalists’ work was complimented by discussions with COP delegates about how the artwork related to the climate negotiations and their operational work. Panel participants included representatives from the International Center for Climate Change and Development, the International Organization for Migration (ICCCD), PDD, the UN Office for the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and the UN Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC). Dobrowolska and Ormond-Skeaping also had a dedicated session at the French Pavilion with COP25 delegates to exchange ideas about the development of their prize-winning project, You Never Know, One Day You Too Maybe Become a Refugee.

Read the Press Release- When Art Meets Politics: Art, Climate, Disasters and Displacement at COP25 in Madrid here ›

To learn about Lena and Teo’s experience at COP25, read their interview with PDD here ›.

Image credits: PDD and COAL