Event UCL-French Embassy: Climate change – adaptation, resilience and risk


UCL’s Grand Challenges programme and the French Embassy in London are pleased to invite you to the third in a series of Franco-British bilateral events being held in the run-up to the COP21 summit in Paris this December.

This public debate will address the challenges of delivering climate change adaptation measures in France and the UK, with a key-note lecture by the Deputy Mayor of Paris in charge of the city’s climate plan, Célia Blauel.

A panel of senior figures in the UK and French climate change fields will debate the implications of the two countries’ climate change adaptation plans, drawing on insights resulting from a series of workshops due to take place earlier that day on the subject.

The debate will be moderated by the BBC’s Energy and Environment Analyst, Roger Harrabin.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (BST)


Welcome remarks
Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost Research

Introduction to debate and speakers
Roger Harrabin, BBC Energy and Environment Analyst

COP21: French perspective
HE Sylvie Bermann, Ambassador, Embassy of France in the UK

Key-note lecture
Celia Blauel, Deputy Mayor, City of Paris - Environment, Sustainable Development, Water, Climate Plan portfolio

Key messages from afternoon workshop

Professor Chris Rapley CBE, UCL Earth Sciences; Chair, London Climate Change Partnership

Panel debate on outcome of afternoon workshop discussions
Célia Blauel, Deputy Mayor, City of Paris - Environment, Sustainable Development, Water, Climate Plan portfolio

Professor Nicolas Beriot, Secretary General, French National Observatory on the Effects of Global Warming, Ministry of Ecology, Paris

Professor Mike Davies, Professor of Building Physics and Environment, UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering, Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment

Professor Lord John Krebs FRS, Principal, Jesus College, Oxford; Chair, UK Adaptation subcommittee

Alex Nickson, Strategy Manager for Climate Change Adaptation and Water, Greater London Authority

Professor Hervé le Treut, Senior Researcher, French National Centre for Scientific Research, Dynamic Meteorology Laboratory; Professor, Sciences Po

Tim Reeder, Regional Climate Change Programme Manager, Thames Region, UK Environment Agency

Moderated by Roger Harrabin, Energy & Environment Analyst, BBC

Closing remarks
Professor David Price, UCL Vice-Provost Research

Drinks Reception
7pm – 8.30pm

Further information and registration here

Published on 21/07/2015

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