Conference and Discussion on Climate Change with French Minister Ségolène Royal and Director Luc Jacquet

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In the presence of Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy Ségolène Royal, director Luc Jacquet (Oscar winner for best documentary in 2006 for "March of the Penguins") will present the multimedia project "Ice and the Sky" through a discussion and short videos.

- When : Saturday, June 6, 2015, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
- Where : Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Road, Washington, DC
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This global project is built around the feature film "Ice & Sky," recently selected as the closing film of the 2015 Festival de Cannes, which focuses on the scientific adventure of Claude Lorius, founder of ice core science in France. Claude Lorius, who is a former senior director of research, exceptional grade, and a member of the French Academy of Sciences, was also awarded the CNRS Gold Medal in 2002 for his work carried out between 1957 and 1990 that revealed the close link between natural climate variations and concentration of carbon dioxide (and other greenhouse gases) in the atmosphere.

Here is the first trailer (in French) for Luc Jacquet’s movie :

This presentation will be followed by an exchange between Luc Jacquet, Enric Sala from National Geographic and George Watters, director of the Antarctic Ecosystem Research Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The debate with the audience will then be moderated by Suzanne Goldenberg, journalist at The Guardian.

On June 6, discussions on climate change and energy will also take place all over the world. This initiative, called World Wide Views, is coordinated in the US by Mahmud Farooque. After the opening remarks of Minister Royal, Mr. Farooque will join us on a videoconference to report the first conclusions of those discussions.

Learn more about the "Ice & Sky" project.

Pictures of the event