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From Local to Global Challenges, What Needs to Be Done for a Successful Climate Conference in Paris 2015?

From Local to Global Challenges, What Needs to Be Done for a Successful Climate Conference in Paris 2015?

March 26, 2015

A public dialogue with Nicolas Chapuis, newly appointed Ambassador of France to Canada, Mary Polak, Minister of Environment for BC, and Gregor Robertson, Mayor of Vancouver.

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A Political Discussion on the Road to the COP21

You’re invited to join the French Consulate General in Vancouver, Carbon Talks, and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions for a free public dialogue.

The December 2015 Conference of the Parties (COP21) will be one of the most important international climate conferences ever. The stakes are high: with new evidence that we will surpass the global 2°C temperature increase targets, COP21 represents our best hope for a binding agreement between countries. This Conference could set the conditions for a transition towards resilient, low-carbon societies and economies. 

This Conference needs to mark a decisive step forward in the negotiation of the future international agreement that will enter into force in 2020, adopting its major thrusts with the aim that all countries, including the greatest greenhouse gas emitters.

On the road to the COP21, French Ameri-Can Climate TalkS program from the French Consulate General in VancouverCarbon Talks and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions are holding a public dialogue on Thursday, March 26 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at the Asia-Pacific Hall at the Wosk Centre for Dialogue (580 West Hastings Street in Vancouver).

Panelists include:

  • Hon. MARY POLAK, B.C. Minister of Environment [biography]
  • GREGOR ROBERTSONMayor of Vancouver [biography]
  • NICOLAS CHAPUISNewly appointed Ambassador of France to Canada [biography]

MICHAEL SMALL, Carbon Talks and Renewable Cities Executive Director [biography] will moderate the panel.

This free public talk and discussion will engage the public to reflect on this fundamental question: “From Local to Global Challenges, What Needs to Be Done for a Successful Climate Conference in Paris 2015?“.

This event will be webcast live - join the conversation on Twitter at #COP21 and tweet your questions to @CarbonTalks