Environment: Challenges and Solutions for Florida! [fr]
On the occasion of the 5th Anniversary of the Paris Agreement and in order to discuss concrete solutions to the environmental challenges Florida is facing, the Consulate General of France in Miami hosted a webinar on Dec. 10, 2020 that you can view freely here:
Laurent Gallissot, Consul General;
Daniella Levine Cava, Mayor of Miami Dade County;
Caroline Lewis, Founder of the CLEO Institute;
Todd Crowl, Director of the Institute of Environment, FIU
Diego Lirman, Associate Professor Marine Biologie & Ecology, Rosenstiel School, UM
and Véronique Sallin, Founder of IMG Enterprises Inc. (2020 Woman of the Year in Agriculture in Florida),
discussed local solutions to fight climate change and preserve biodiversity.
Among some of the local initiatives, were mentionned
Miami Waterkeeper, whose mission is to defend, protect, and preserve South Florida’s watershed through citizen engagement and community action rooted in sound science and research;
Friends of the Everglades, who work tirelessly to restore this unique ecosystem;
Sea-Level Solutions Center, an international research hub that studies and advocates concrete solutions to fight sea-level rise.
The webinar was impeccably moderated by Miami Herald Climate change reporter Alex Harris.
You will find the detailed program below: