When: Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 3:00pm to 5:45pm
Where : Embassy of France in the United States (4101 Reservoir Road NW, 20007 Washington, DC)
Video Live stream
Building up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference to be hosted by France in December 2015 (COP 21 - Paris Climate 2015), the French Ameri-Can Climate TalkS (FACTS) conference series is back for a second edition with 12 events across Canada and the United States involving renowned scientists, civil society representatives, NGOs, political figures, journalists and entrepreneurs. 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 and innovative modes of production and consumption.
Climate change: innovation and engagement of the private sector
On September 22, 2015, the French AmeriCan Climate Talks will be traveling to Washington for a discussion focusing on the transition to a new economy with sustainable energy usage and natural resources management that will require a concerted and united effort to encourage innovation, North-South technology transfers, and climate change adaptation measures.
We will welcome representatives of the main international finance institutions (IMF, World Bank) to talk about how they can support the global transition and give examples of effective public policies. The round table will give the floor to companies that are already committed to the fight against climate change.
FACTS Washington is organized by the Office for Science and Technology at the Embassy of France in the United States, theUnited Nations Environment Program and theUnited Nations Foundation.