French Ameri-Can Climate Talks - Can technology halt climate change?

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- When: Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
- Where : Exploratorium (Pier 15, San Francisco, CA 94111)
- Livestream: Watch the FACTS San Francisco here
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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), 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.

FACTS SAN FRANCISCO: Can technology halt climate change?

On September 8, 2015, the French AmeriCan Climate Talks will be traveling to San Francisco and will gather renowned scientists, industry figures as well as top entrepreneurs. As a leader in innovation and home to cutting-edge organizations, the Bay Area is always looking to break barriers and create new solutions for building a better world. From efficiency, renewable energy sources, Internet of Things, data analytics to carbon capture, artificial photosynthesis and geo-engineering: from reality to fiction, technology already plays and will continue to play a key role at reducing the GHG emissions. Is it enough? There’s little doubt that the 20th century was full of technological breakthroughs that changed history.

FACTS San Francisco is organized by the Office for Science and Technology at the Consulate General of France in San Francisco, the Exploratorium, theUnited Nations Environment Program and Lazard.