French Ameri-Can Climate Talks: How can we best prepare for climate change consequences? (French Ameri-Can Climate Talks (FACTS))

Organization: Tulane University

Venue: Tulane University of Louisiana

Location: New Orleans , Louisiana, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 10, 2014 / 3:00 pm - (MST) End Date/Time: Nov 10, 2014 / 6:30 pm - (MST)
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In partnership with the Tulane University, the Embassy of France in the United States and the Consulate General of France in New Orleans will organize a conference to discuss the impacts of climate change and how we can prepare to face them. Gathering high-level experts from different fields, this conference will be an opportunity to present the latest scientific assessments of the impacts of climate change, the measures and strategies local and national governments are taking to get prepared and become more resilient, as well as the issues at stake in the negotiations that will be key to achieve an agreement in Paris in 2015.

About the 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), the Embassies of France in both Canada and the United States are organizing FACTS (French Ameri-Can Climate Talks), a conference series to take place in seven cities in the United States and Canada involving renowned scientists, civil society representatives, NGOs, political figures, journalists and entrepreneurs.

Program and registration:

Venue: Tulane University, The Lavin Bernik Center - room 212 - Qatar Ballroom


St. Charles Ave., S. Claiborne, Broadway, and Calhoun Sts.
United States


Tulane University

Conference Speakers

3:15 pm      First panel: the scientific assessment: what are the risks to expect from climate change?

- : Professor of marine science and president of the Center for Environmental Science at the University of Maryland, United States.

- : Scientific director for Climate Change at the U.S. Geological Survey, United States.

- : Paleo climatologist at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, France.

- : Vokes geology professor, Chair of the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Tulane University, New Orleans, United States. (TBC)

- Moderator : Director of the Water Resource Law and Policy Institute, Tulane University, New Orleans, United States.

4:30 pm      Facing the challenges: local and national policies to prepare to the consequences of climate change.

- : Former French minister of the environment, founder and president of Cap21 (green party), France.

- : ‎Director of Climate Risks and Resilience at the Nature Conservancy, United States.

- : Director of Coastal Activities & Chairman-Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), United States.

- : Director of Innovation at “Knowledge Innovation Community- Climate”, European Institute of Technology, France.