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Upcoming FACTS Vancouver Talk To Look at Climate Change and Solutions from Innovation

The 2014 French AmeriCan Climate TalkS will be introduced by David Suzuki and moderated by CBC's Bob McDonald, featuring panelists from both Canada and France.

Building up to the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21), the Embassies of France in Canada and the U.S. have organized the French AmeriCan Climate Talks, a conference series held in seven different North American cities.

The Vancouver conference -- "Climate Change and Solutions From Innovation" -- will be held on Nov. 12 in partnership with SFU Woodward's, the Peter Wall Institute of Advanced Studies, Hoggan&Associates and Clean Energy BC. It promises to be lively and insightful, with key speakers from Canada and France exchanging ideas on the power of green innovation, and its role in combating the threat posed by climate change.

Speakers include Andrew Weaver, Tom Pedersen, Mark Jaccard, Daniel Zimmer, Valerie Masson-Delmotte, and Corinne LePage (more below.)

Reserve your seat now

(Not in Vancouver? The talks will be webcast live. Keep your eye on this link for webcast info)

Where: SFU Woodward's, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
When: Nov. 12, 2014, 6 p.m.
Cost: Free
Introduction: David Suzuki (Scientist, leading environmentalist, co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation, Canada.)
Moderation: Bob McDonald (Scientific journalist and host of the radio program Quirks & Quarks, Canada.)

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The Speakers

Andrew Weaver: Professor of earth and ocean science at the University of Victoria and first elected Green Party member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, Canada.

Tom Pedersen: Director of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, Vancouver Canada.

Daniel Zimmer: Director of Innovation at "Knowledge Innovation Community - Climate", European Institute of Technology, France.

Valerie Masson-Delmotte: Paleoclimatologist at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, member of the IPCC, France.

Mark Jaccard: Professor of politics and the environment at Simon Fraser University, member of the IPCC. Vancouver, Canada.

Corinne Lepage: Former French minister of the environment, founder and president of Cap21 (green party), France.

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