Biodiversity conference "FACT-B" June 19th in Chicago
The French Ameri-Can Climate Talks on Biodiversity (FACT-B), a series of conference on biodiversity, made a stop in Chicago on June 19th. Panelists discussed the impact of climate change on the biodiversity and human life from the perspectives of France and the U.S.
The goal of FACT-B is twofold: to raise public awareness in France, the United States, and Canada, as well as to reinforce exchanges between scientists and experts on biodiversity issues.
Following the success of the French Ameri-Can Climate TalkS (FACTS) created in the lead-up to COP21 and on the series dedicated to oceans (FACT-O), the Embassies of France in the United States and Canada launched FACT-B in 2019.
Held at DPI (Discovery Partners Institute) in Chicago, the conference featured a variety of panelists from France and the U.S. with:
Cyrille Barnerias, Head of European and International Affairs, French Biodiversity Agency
Thierry Boulinier, CNRS Research Director, Center for Functional & Evolutionary Ecology, University of Montpellier
Donald Wuebbles, Harry E. Prebble Endowed Pressor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, and Former Assistant Director, Office of Science & Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President, Washington, D.C
Moira Zellner, Associate Professor, Urban Planning and Policy, and Director, Urban Data Visualization Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago