German Panel discussion on Climate Change and Theatre

Sustainability and the arts was the subject of a panel discussion hosted by German theatres on 12 April.

I was invited to participate in a panel on 12 April by German theatres who were addressing the issue of sustainability.  In the German context, sustainability refers particularly to the challenges posed by climate change and how festivals and theatres could mitigate their impact on climate change.  I was asked to speak about sustainability from a broadly African experience.  The two other panelists were Anne Fleckstein from the German Cultural Foundation and Yasmine Onstendorf who works on climate and environmental issues in Brazil.