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Streamed live on Oct 9, 2014
In partnership with the MIT, the Embassy of France in the United States and the Consulate General of France in Boston will organize a conference to discuss the economic impacts of climate change. Over the past several years, the world has experienced rising sea levels, extreme drought, heavy storms, wildfires and other indicators of climate change with increasing frequency and intensity. These events emphasize the growing threats posed by climate change and urgent need for action. Strong scientific research has shown that climate change is currently occurring and that, if ignored, will result in billions of dollars in economic, health and societal costs.
The panel of scientific and policy experts will outline the main consequences of climate change and the risks it presents to the economy, particularly in the North-East region. The panel will also highlight the economic opportunities of addressing climate change now and working to lessen its effects. Additionally, the event will also connect these issues to the on-going negotiations for a new climate treaty to be discussed in Paris, during the COP 21, in December 2015 and explain what can expected from this major international conference.
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.