Building up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference to be hosted by France in December 2015 (COP 21-Paris Climate 2015), FACTS (French Ameri-Can Climate TalkS) is an event organized by the Embassies of France in both Canada and the United States. 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 aims to mobilize French, American, and Canadian public opinion on the issues of the conference and reinforce the dialogue between experts from these countries.
FACTS is a public conference series planned to take place in twelve cities in the United States and Canada involving renowned scientists, civil society representatives, NGOs, political figures, journalists and entrepreneurs.
A panel of three French and three American or Canadian figures (panel members to vary in each host city) will discuss climate change issues. A reputable personality will act as a moderator. All FACTS conferences will be public and covered by the press, taking place in locations of symbolic importance to the worlds of science, the environment, or innovation.
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FACTS 2014-2015 overview
March 26, 2015 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
From Local to Global Challenges, What Needs to Be Done for a Successful Climate Conference in Paris 2015?
June 24, 2015 - Denver, CO, United States
Climate Change : Effects on Health and the Quality of Life. Perspectives from France and Colorado
August 27, 2015 - Raleigh, NC, United States
Climate-Smart Agriculture: Innovation and Resiliency
September 8, 2015 - Sanfrancisco, CA, United States
Can Technology Halt Climate Change?
September 17, 2015 - Dallas, TX, United States
Climate Extremes: Adaptation & Building Resilience in Texas
September 22, 2015 - Washington, DC, United States
Climate change: innovation and engagement with the private sector
September 28, 2015 - Miami, FL, United States
Eyes on the rise - Impact of sea level rise on local communities
October 7, 2015 - Québec, QC, Canada
L’Arctique, sentinelle du réchauffement climatique
October 8, 2015 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Climate Change and Health
October 22, 2015 - Houston, TX, United States
Confronting Climate Change: Policies and Opportunities
October 29, 2015 - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Climate Change and Energy Transition
November 13, 2015 - Austin, TX, United States
Innovative Applications for Emerging Clean Energy and Water Technologies for Micro-Communities