Parched clay in the Algerian Sahara (2002).© BRGM - François Michel

COP21: one-day event on "Research for Climate Change Action"

On 2 December 2015, a joint research community event organised for COP21 and focusing on the research challenges raised by climate change.

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The BRGM is participating in a one-day event on "Research for Climate Change Action", organised by the Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research for the 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21), on 2 December 2015 at Le Bourget.

In the Climate Generation area at Le Bourget, eight round table discussions on scientific and social issues will be organised to encourage exchanges between researchers and the public, civil society representatives and the international community.

This event is organised jointly by the Ministry for Research and the main French research organisations involved in climate change action: ANR, BRGM, CEA, CIRAD, CNES, CNRS, IFPEN, IFREMER, INERIS, INSERM, INRA, INRIA, IRSTEA, IRD, MNHN.


11:00 - 11:45: Understanding, anticipating and alerting: the role of observation systems

11:55 - 12:40: Biodiversity: building resilience

12:50 - 13:35: Solutions for sharing water resources more fairly

With the participation of Yves Barthélémy, hydrogeologist at the direction for Water, Environment and Ecotechnologies of the BRGM.

14:00 - 14:45: Global food security: the issues for agriculture

14:55 - 15:40: Air quality and the prevention of health risks

15:50 - 16:35: The energy mix of the future

16:45 - 17:30: Carbon pricing for a low-carbon society?

17:45 - 18:45: International action: tools to support research for development

With the participation of Didier Bonijoly, deputy director for Georesources at the BRGM.

Concluding discussion with Thierry Mandon, Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research (to be confirmed).


More about the one-day event

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