Any country that agrees to host a UN climate change conference is bound to be scrutinized for their environmental policies, and at COP16 Mexico has met this scrutiny full force with at least three independent exhibitions and explorations of its natural beauty. Some are federally-funded exercises in propaganda. Some are the fierce work of jungle explorers. All reveal a landscape beyond the manufactured shores of Cancun - read on to take a look!
There are mountains and caverns and food and faces. There are flamingos and shoots and smiles. Of all the photos on display, two exhibitions take place at the Climate Change Village, set up in between the COP16 and downtown Cancun. One of these is a touring, professional project; the other is a showcase from the Yucatan School of the Arts. Another very different photo display is up at the Klimaforum, an alternative conference outside of Cancun. Yet another exhibit is up in Cancunmesse, accompanying Mexico’s massive national pavilion. Each exhibit fights its own battle for a moment with your eyeballs and a chance to highlight the precious landscape and resources of Mexico, underscoring the importance of the 16th UN Climate Change Conference.