• Cyclone Catarina, viewed from the International Space Station on March 26, 2004
    Astronaut photograph ISS008-E-19646, NASA
  • Bush Fires in the Sahelian region
    © CNRS Photothèque / Axel DUCOURNEAU
  • A World War 2 Blockhaus threatened by erosion on the west coast of France
    © CNRS Photothèque / Hélène HOWA
  • Ice core to study the past composition of the atmosphere
    © CNRS Photothèque / Bruno JOURDAIN
  • Haboob phenomena in Mali
    © CNRS Photothèque / Françoise GUICHARD, Laurent KERGOAT
  • Launch of a balloon in the atmosphere to measure the concentration of greenhouse gas
    © CNRS Photothèque/LPMAA / Pascal JESECK

French Ameri-Can Climate TalkS

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.

For additional question please contact facts@ambascience-usa.org

Climate Change - The state of the science produced by the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme and Globaia and funded by the UN Foundation for the launch of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report.

FACTS 2014-2015 overview

12 Events in the U.S. and Canada