The challenge of climate change for big cities: the view from London and Paris


The French Embassy in London and the London Assembly are pleased to invite you to the fourth in a series of Franco-British bilateral events being held in the run-up to the COP21 summit in Paris this December:

Climate Change – road to Paris.

The challenge of climate change for big cities: the view from London and Paris

Date: Monday 7 September 2015
Venue: French Institute, 17 Queensberry Place SW7 2DT
Time: 6pm – 8pm (followed by a drinks reception)

Less than three months from the opening of the COP 21 Summit in Paris, the French Embassy continues exploring the issues at stake in this make or break event. This public debate, held in partnership with the London Assembly, will address the challenges of climate change for big cities, drawing on the latest initiatives in London and Paris. It will highlight current action being taken by government and businesses in London and Paris to address the threat and opportunities presented by climate change.

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb, former Chair and Member of the London Assembly Economy Committee, will speak at the event. She will outline the Committee’s work on The Impact of Climate Change on London’s Economy, highlighting key recommendations made in the Committee’s recent report to the Mayor of London. The Baroness will also discuss the vital importance of collaboration between global cities in the run up to Paris 2015.

André Gattolin, French Senator for the greater Paris region and member of the Senate’s Finance Committee, will give the view from Paris and discuss possible joint initiatives. Members of the business community will join the panel for an open discussion.

Details of the programme can be found below. This event is free but booking is essential. We do hope to see you there.


18:00 Arrival
18:30 Speeches and Q & A
19:30 Drinks reception and informal networking

To register, please click here.

Published on 14/08/2015

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