COP21: A Turning Point for Global Climate Change [fr]
From Global to Local: Why the European Union, the USA and Louisiana need an agreement on climate change in Paris this December
On behalf of the European Union Delegation to the United States, the World Trade Center of New Orleans and the Consulate General of France in Louisiana will host COP21: A Turning Point for Global Climate Change, a panel discussion that will focus on the Climate Change Conference in Paris, France (Nov. 29-Dec. 11, 2015), known as the COP21, and the incredible importance of achieving a multi-national agreement to combat major environmental threats across the globe and at our own front door.
The COP21 is one of the largest international environmental conferences in history, uniting over 45,000 expected participants from 195 countries and the European Union, as well as over 3,000 accredited journalists. The main objective of this conference is to seek a universal agreement that will limit global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius.
This discussion will also address the question: Why is this important to Louisiana? Faced with some of the most challenging issues related to climate change in the United States, how does Louisiana fit into this global conversation and why is an agreement in Paris this December essential for our state?
Tegan Wendland, Coastal Desk Reporter, WWNO
Jeff Hebert, Executive Director, New Orleans Redevelopment Authority
James W. Pahl, Ph.D., Coastal Resources Scientist Senior, Studies and Environmental Branch, Planning and Research Division, Coastal Protection and Restoration AuthorityStudies and Environmental Branch
Robert Thomas, Ph.D., Professor & Director, Center for Environmental Communication, Loyola Chair in Environmental Communication
Torbjorn Tornqvist, Chair, Tulane University Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Hon. Grégor Trumel, Local Chair of the European Union, Consul General of France in Louisiana
Loyola University, Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall, 3rd floor
6363 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118
Friday, November 20, 2015
9:30am - Registration & Light Breakfast
10:00pm - Opening Remarks & Panel Discussion
12:00pm (approximately) - Lunch Served