Biodiversity: is there hope? French-Ameri-Can Climate Talks - Biodiversity

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The French Ameri-Can Climate Talks – Biodiversity (FACT-B) is a new series of high level conferences bringing together French and Canadian speakers from academia, government agencies, NGOs and think tanks. The goal of FACT-B is twofold: to raise public awareness in France, the United States, and Canada, as well as to reinforce exchanges between scientists and experts on biodiversity issues.

Following the successful series of the French Ameri-Can Climate TalkS (FACTS) - created in the lead-up to COP 21 - and after the FACT-O conferences dedicated to oceans, the Embassies of France in the US and Canada are launching FACT-B in 2019.

FACT-B is a part of France’s broader efforts to make biodiversity conservation a priority at the international level, in the same way as the fight against climate change. The initiatives on biodiversity issues to be led by the French diplomatic network in North America in 2019 will echo the organization of major events in France in 2019 and 2020, including the G7 meeting with biodiversity as a top priority, the 7th plenary for the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and the 7th World Conservation Congress for the International Union for Conservation of Nature.


Doug Bartlett

Professor of Marine Microbial Genetics, Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Marine Biology Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego.

Anne Larigauderie

Executive Secretary of IPBES (Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Policy)

Lisa Levin

Distinguished Professor, Integrative Oceanography Division and Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego; Founder and Co-Lead of the Deep-Ocean Stewardship Initiative and Co-Lead of the Deep Ocean Observing Strategy.

Jean-Francois Silvain

President of the Foundation for Research on Biodiversity

Moderator: Natalya Gallo

Post-doctoral Scholar for the CalCOFI Program at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego; co-founder of the group Ocean Scientists for Informed Policy.

Stay after the conference to meet the panelists and continue the discussion around oceans and biodiversity during a reception.


4:30 pm - Registration FACT-B

5:00 pm - Welcoming Remarks

5:20 pm - Short Introductions by each Panelist

6:00 pm - Panel discussion on Biodiversity and Oceans

7:00 pm - Reception

8:00 pm - Event ends

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