When: Monday, September 28, 2015, 6:00 pm to 8:15pm
Where: Miami Beach Convention Center (1901 Convention Center Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139)
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, economic growth and innovative modes of production and consumption.
French Ameri-Can Climate TalkS Miami - Eyes on the rise: Impact of sea level rise on local communities
On September 28, 2015, the French AmeriCan Climate Talks (FACTS) will be traveling to Miami to discuss climate change’s effects on sea level rise and its impact on local communities. With more than 1 300 miles of coastline, Florida is directly concerned by the issue of the sea level rise. Over the past few decades, flooding has increasingly affected the region because of the melting ice. Much is at stake for Miami, as the whole city is built on limestone bedrock, an extremely porous rock that weakens the infrastructure (estimated at $3 trillion) further. Challenges are vital for a population that, for its large majority, lives on coastlines. The goal of the roundtable is to come up with solutions that authorities could implement rapidly to limit these harmful effects.
Held at the Miami Beach Convention Center, the conference will welcome a variety of speakers and panelists to discuss the issue. Local and French scientists and professionals will come together in Miami to explore these effects of climate change.
FACTS Miami is organized by The Office for Science and Technology at the Consulat General of France in Atlanta, Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Miami, Florida Internatonal University, University of Miami, the United Nations Environmental Program and the city of Miami Beach.