French Ameri-Can Climate Talks (FACTS)

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Building up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference to be hosted by France in December 2015 (COP 21-Paris Climate 2015), FACTS (French Ameri-Can Climate TalkS) is an event organized by the Embassies of France in both Canada and the United States.
In preparation for the United Nations Conference, it seems important to consider the challenge of climate change not only in the context of a shared emissions burden but also as an opportunity to create employment, economic growth and innovative modes of production and consumption. FACTS aims to mobilize French, American, and Canadian public opinion on the issues of the conference and reinforce the dialogue between experts from these countries.

FACTS is a public conference series involving renowned scientists, civil society representatives, NGOs, political figures, journalists and entrepreneurs.
A panel of three French and three American or Canadian figures (panel members to vary in each host city) will discuss climate change issues. A reputable journalist will act as a moderator. All FACTS conferences will be public and covered by the press, taking place in locations of symbolic importance to the worlds of science, the environment, or innovation.

In 2014, seven cities in the United States and Canada hosted a FACTS conference. For the second edition (2015), those events will be traveling in 12 cities across North America and will cover several different topics regarding Climate Change. Please visit the FACTS website to be informed of the schedule of the conferences.