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French Series - Climate and Jobs: A Winning Equation?

  • La Maison Francaise at the Embassy of France 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest Washington, DC, 20007 United States (map)

“There are no jobs on a dead planet” is campaigning the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). Working people are already on the frontlines of climate change, with more than 2.5 million people displaced from their homes because of extreme weather events and changing seasons and will be on the frontlines of the industrial transformation that is a necessity for a zero-carbon future.

In order to manage successfully this ecological transition, linking climate change and job is fundamental in order to guarantee social justice and people’s support. What are the costs of inaction? What are the economic incentives to act to mitigate and adapt to climate change? What king of policies should be put in place by the public and private sectors?

 The French Embassy is pleased to invite you to our next French Series panel discussion event which will be moderated by:

Dean Scott, Senior climate change and Capitol Hill environment reporter for Bloomberg Environment


David Levaï, Director of Climate Program at The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) 

Adèle Morris, Senior Fellow and Policy Director, Climate and Energy Economics Project at the Brookings

Jennifer Layke, Global Director of World Resources Institute’s Energy Program


Program of the evening:

6 - 7 pm: Panel discussion

7 - 7:30 pm: Q&A session

7:30 - 8 pm: Wine bar

Frequently Asked Questions:

1) When do the doors open at the Embassy?

The doors for this event will open at 5:30 p.m.

2) What do I need to enter the Embassy?

You will need a valid photo ID

3) Can I park in the Embassy parking lot?

Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate visitors in the Embassy parking lot. However, there is substantial space to park on the Embassy's street, Reservoir Road, as well a available parking across the street at Georgetown Hospital.

4) Are there any items that are not allowed at the Embassy?

Yes. Please be advised that for security reasons, Embassy staff and security services cannot allow large bags or backpacks to be brought onto Embassy grounds. Any large bags will be confiscated at the entrance gate before the owner can be granted entry.