France will host the Conference Of the Parties (COP 21) in Paris from November 30 to December 11 to reach an agreement that will put the world on track to limit global warming to 1.5° or 2° C. Our capacity to feed 9.5 billion people in 2050 in a context of climate change will depend on our ability to keep our soils alive. France is proposing to take concrete actions to improve the health of soils by sequestering organic matter.
The Embassy of France and the World Resources Institute are organizing a conference entitled "Food Security and Climate Change : on the way to COP 21"
After an introduction by Gérard Araud, Ambassador of France in the United States, we will welcome the following guest speakers for a roundtable:
- Mr. Robert Bonnie, Under Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture
- Dr. Andrew Steer, President and CEO at the World Resources Institute
- Dr. Sara Scherr, President and CEO of EcoAgriculture Partners
- Dr. François Houllier, President and CEO of the French Agricultural Research Institute
The roundtable will be moderated by Suzanne Goldenberg, Journalist at the Guardian
For more information visit : http://www.france-science.org/Conference-Food-Security-and,8355.html
Please note that parking is not available at the Embassy. Street parking (metered) is available on Reservoir Road and at the Georgetown Hospital (covered) just across the street.