Miami on the road to the COP 21, Paris 2015 [fr]
In Miami, on Sept. 28, 2015, in partnership with the city of Miami Beach, Florida International University and the University of Miami the event “Eyes on the Rise, Impact of sea level rise on local communities” was organized to focus on the impact of sea level rise on local communities.
Building up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference to be hosted by France in December 2015 (COP 21-Paris Climate 2015), FACTS (French Ameri-Can Climate TalkS), this event was organized by the Embassies of France in both Canada and the United States.
FACTS is a public conference series planned to take place in twelve cities in the United States and Canada in 2015 involving renowned scientists, civil society representatives, NGOs, political figures, journalists and entrepreneurs.
FACTS aims to mobilize French, American, and Canadian public opinion on the issues of the conference and reinforce the dialogue between experts from these countries
In Miami, the conference set up in partnership with the city of Miami Beach, Florida International University and the University of Miami focused on the impact of sea level rise on local communities.
Jimmy Morales, City Manager, City of Miami Beach
Philippe Létrilliart, Consul General of France in Miami
Fatou Ndoye, Deputy Director of the United Nations Environment Programme Regional Office for North America
Roundtable, moderated by John Morales, Chief Meteorologist of NBC 6
Anny Cazenave, Director for Earth Sciences at the International Space Science Institute, Bern, Switzerland
Ben Kirtman, Professor, Associate Dean for Research, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami
Philip Levine, Mayor of Miami Beach
Juliet Pinto, Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Florida International University
Eric Rignot, Glaciologist, Chancellor Professor of Earth System Science at the University of California and Senior Research Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory