When: Friday, November 13, 2015, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Where: AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center Ballroom, 1900 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705
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.
FACTS AUSTIN :
Innovative Applications for Emerging Clean Energy and Water Technologies for Micro-Communities
On November 13, 2015, the French Ameri-Can Climate TalkS (FACTS) will be traveling to Austin with the TKUniverse: Eco (TKU: Eco) conference which will focus on self-sustaining micro-communities, one of today’s hot topics of the global warming debate. This round table summit will take place on November 13, 2015, at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center of the University of Texas at Austin.
Sujiro Seam, Consul General of France in Houston, Steve Adler, Mayor of Austin, Texas and Christophe Béchu, Mayor of Angers, the French Sister City of Austin, and Michel Salomon, President & CEO of SM2D Inc., an Austin-based aggregator and facilitator of clean water and energy development in micro-communities worldwide, will make the case of climate action across the Atlantic.
During this conference officials, entrepreneurs and business leaders from both France and the U.S. will share and showcase how French and American are mobilizing and working together to form realworld solutions – not just policy – that bring clean energy and water to micro-communities of 30-300 people around the world. These technologies include self-sustaining ways to create and store energy, as well as to access and supply drinkable water to local communities.