Climate change, food and biodiversity
Jean-François Soussana, the Scientific Director for Environment at INRA, will come on Wednesday, February 11, at École Polytechnique to speak about the conclusions of the 5th IPCC report. This presentation is part of the conference cycle on energy and environment organised to prepare the COP21.
Jean-François Soussana, the Scientific Director for Environment at INRA, will come on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at École Polytechnique to give a conference on "Climate change, food and biodiversity. The conclusions of the 5th IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report".
This presentation is part of the conference cycle on energy and environment organised by the Coriolis Institute to prepare the Paris Climate Conference 2015 (COP21) and the debates on energy transition. The conference will be in English.
Presentation of the conference by Jean-François Soussana, Scientific Director for Environment at INRA:
With the level of global warming recorded in recent decades and the multiplication of extreme weather events, the priority is not just to fight against the greenhouse effect or to measure the magnitude of climate change. It is now to assess the impacts and anticipate the adaptations that need to be made.
Agriculture, forestry, ecosystems and biodiversity are a major issue, since we will have to both ensure food security for a world population growing rapidly and preserve biodiversity, store carbon in soils and in the wood, limit emissions of greenhouse gases and substitute products deriving from biomass to fossil fuels.
We only have a few decades ahead of us to meet these challenges. The publication of the fifth report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) provides an opportunity for an overview of scientific knowledge and possible solutions.
Conference "Climate change, food and biodiversity. The conclusions of the 5th IPCC report" - Wednesday February 11, 2015 at 4pm - Becquerel Amphitheater.
Next conference on February, 16, 2015 at 4pm with François Creuzet, Scientific Director, Saint-Gobain Research.
The Coriolis conferences are meant for everyone to understand without need of a huge scientific background. The conference lasts for about 45 minutes and is followed by questions with the spokesperson.
This conference is open to everyone: researchers from all fields, students, PhDs, post-docs, staff members, visitors.