You and invited to the conference FACTS (French Ameri-Can Climate Talks) “Biodiversity and Innovation” in partnership with the Beaty Biodiversity Museum and the Consulate General of France in Vancouver. This free public discussion will be held in the auditorium of the Beaty Museum on May 13th 2016 from 6.00pm, just a few days prior to theInternational Day for Biological Diversity.

Date: Friday, May 13, 2016
Start Time: 6:00 pm
Venue: Beatty Biodiversity Museum, 2212 Main Mall, UBC, Vancouver, BC
Tickets: FREE registration at factsvan16.eventbrite.ca

Click here May 13 at 6pm to join the live webcast

In the lead-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference hosted by France last December (COP 21 – Paris Climate 2015), the Embassies of France in both Canada and the United States have been organizing the FACTS (French Ameri-Can Climate Talks) conference series since 2014 (http://facts.france-science.org ). More than 80 renowned panelists have been involved, and 8,000 people were impacted across the continents. In Western Canada, FACTS “Biodiversity and Innovation” will be the fourth one held in the region. Find out more about the previous editions: http://www.consulfrance-vancouver.org/-French-Ameri-Can-Climate-Talks-FACTS-

With major steps taken towards the preservation of natural habitats and species in 2016,
FACTS Vancouver (http://www.consulfrance-vancouver.org/FACTS-Vancouver-biodiversite-et-innovation) aims at focusing on the linkage between biodiversity and innovation.

A diverse panel composed of some renowned scientists, entrepreneurs and researchers from both France and Canada will be debating on the latest methods to protect biodiversity and on the recent significant innovations that remediate anthropogenic alterations.

The conference will be moderated by CBC’s Dominique Arnoldi with keynote Ross Beaty, and will include:

Dr. Wayne Maddison, Director of the Spencer Entomological
Collection, Beaty Biodiversity Museum

Dr Mathieu Leporini, Science and Technology Attache of the
Consulate of France in Vancouver

Dr. Jean-Christophe Auffray, Counsellor for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France to Canada: France and Biodiversity

Jean-Christophe Fleury, Consul general of France in Vancouver: The challenges of the implementation of the Paris agreement

Joseph Pallant, Manager of Brinkman Climate: Offset projects

Prof. Daniel Pauly Human impacts on marine biodiversity – lessons and future in the context on climate change

Prof. Jedediah Brodie Integrated projects to protect terrestrial biodiversity

Dr. Raphaël LamiI Examples of research and innovation in the biodiversity sector

Alexandre Cluchier Land mitigation applied to land and natural
environment development in the context of climate change

Colleen Giroux-Schmidt Biodiversity conservation applied to renewable energy project development

Reception to follow from 8.00 pm – 9.00 pm under the whale in the hall.