French Ameri-Can Climate TalkS (FACTS)


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.

FACTS in Los Angeles

Climate Ready Cities - Taking actions to mitigate climate change and adapt in urban areas

November 14, 2014, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (followed by a cocktail lunch)
UCLA Carnesale Commons - Palisades Room
Reserve a seat
Live Video Stream
Twitter: #FrenchAmeriCanClimateTalks

In partnership with the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative (LARC) for Climate Action and Sustainability, the Embassy of France in the United States and the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles will organize a conference to discuss the challenges climate change represents for cities around the world.

With more than half of humanity living in cities, urban centers are key actors for climate change. Climate change represents a major threat for many cities that will have to face a range of impacts from the consequences of the changing climate (sea level rise, increased frequency of extreme weather events, heat waves, etc.).

However, the threats brought by climate change can also represent an opportunity and many cities are already taking action to become climate resilient by both decreasing their emissions and by preparing to mitigate the future impacts of climate change.


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

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

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

- Alex Hall: Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, United States.

- Mary Nichols: Chairman of the California Air Resources Board, United States.

- Pam O’Connor: Mayor, City of Santa Monica, United States.

- Moderator Mat Kaplan: Producer and host of Planetary Radio, United States.

Last modified on 03/11/2014

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