Other Side of Paradise
The WMO film
The Other Side of Paradise was chosen as an exhibit in
Stories from the Field, the First United Nations Documentary
The Festival took place in
May and featured film screenings, panel discussions with the
film-makers and award presentations.
The Other Side of Paradise
was conceived and created by WMO as a contribution to the
International Meeting to Review the Implementation of the
Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small
Island Development States (Mauritius, January 2005), where
it was premiered. It was also shown at the World Conference
on Disaster Reduction (Kobe, Japan, January 2005).
tropical islands are a touristsí paradise but they mostly
in areas prone to severe weather events and are highly
to the potential impacts of climate change.