French Ameri-Can climate TalkS (FACTS) : Climate Change - the great challenge and opportunity of our time / Changement Climatique - le grand défi et une opportunité de notre temps
Tuesday, 7 October 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (CEST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Building up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference to be hosted by France in December 2015 (COP 21-Paris Climate 2015), the Embassies of France in Canada and the United States organize FACTS (French Ameri-Can Climate Talks), a conference series to take place in seven cities of North America involving renowned personalities in the field of Environment.
In partnership with the University of Ottawa, the Canadian Museum of Nature, and le Centre Jacques Cartier, the Embassy of France organizes, on october 7 (5pm-7pm) a conference to discuss climate issues in the context of the preparation of Paris Climate 2015. Gathering high-level experts from different fields, this conference will be an opportunity to present the latest scientific assessments of the impacts of climate change, the economic opportunities that could arise, if we decide to address these urgent challenges, as well as the issues at stake in the negotiations that will be key to achieving an agreement in Paris in 2015.
Participants to the conference are Nicolas Hulot, Special envoy to the French Republic for the protection of the planet, France; Jean Jouzel, Climatologist and glaciologist, Vice President of the Scientific Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, France; Emilie Alberola, Head of Carbon Market and Energy research division at CDC Climate in Paris, France; Stewart Elgie: Deputy director of the Institute of the Environment and Professor at University of Ottawa, Canada; David Runnalls, Visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa and former president of the International Institute for Sustainable Development, Canada.
The debate will be moderated by Robert Fife, Bureau chief of CTV News Ottawa, Canada