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Tulane co-hosts climate-change talks with France

November 06, 2014

Climate change is an international issue, and Tulane is hosting an international discussion about it Nov. 10 as part of a series of panels involving France, the United States and Canada.

Tulane Law School is co-sponsoring the French Ameri-Can Climate Talks, set for 3 p.m. in the Lavin-Bernick Center Room 212 on Tulane’s Uptown Campus. The event is the fifth of seven gatherings being held in the U.S. and Canada as a prelude to the 2015 United Nations Conference of Parties, a climate change summit in Paris.

The conference is free and open to the public, but seats can be reserved.

The New Orleans forum is a collaboration of the Embassy of France in the U.S., the Consulate General of France in New Orleans, Tulane University, the law school and the Tulane/Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research.

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Mark Davis, director of Tulane Law School’s Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy, is set to moderate Nov. 10 panels on climate change.

Mark Davis, director of Tulane Law’s Institute on Water Resources Law & Policy, will moderate the panels, whose presenters are:

— Donald Boesch, president of the Center for Environmental Science at the University of Maryland.

— Virginia Burkett, scientific director for climate change at the U.S. Geological Survey.

— Corinne Lepage, former French minister of the environment.

— Valérie Masson-Delmotte, paleo climatologist at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission in France.

— Torbjörn E. Törnqvist, Tulane geology professor.

— Jerome Zeringue, chairman of the U.S. Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.

— Daniel Zimmer, director of innovation at “Knowledge Innovation Community-Climate” at the European Institute of Technology in France.

“FACTS is about promoting a better understanding of how our climate is changing, why, and what we might do to contend with it,” Davis said. “With the next round of global climate discussions scheduled for 2015, this is the time to get smarter and more serious about what we are facing.”

 
   


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