Based on projects chosen for the Climate Initiative programme, the BNP Paribas Foundation organises conferences in order to raise awareness among the general public and increase our understanding of phenomena associated with climate change. The conferences are led by researchers who are involved in the projects.
- Tuesday June 5th from 12:30 to 1:45 pm - BNP Paribas UK in London - "How does the anticipation of future climate change impact present day policy?"
Guest speaker: Joost Vervoort, researcher at Oxford University, professor at Utrecht University and project lead for the Re Imagine project
- Thursday June 7th from 12:15 to 1:30 pm - BNP Paribas in Paris - "The unsettling archives of the tropical forest"
Guest speaker: Marie-Pierre Ledru, research director at the French Research Institute for Development and project lead for the Tropicol project in Brazil
- Thursday 7 June 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm - BNP Paribas Switzerland in Geneva - "The Poles are warming up. Why should we care?”
For this debate we are delighted to welcome experts on polar issues with Konrad Steffen (Scientific Director of the Swiss Polar Institute), David Walton (Chief Scientist on ACE expedition, British Antarctic Survey), Mike Sparrow (Senior Scientific Officer, World Climate Research Programme), Michael Lehning (specialist on snow and ice, Prof. at EPFL / WSL) and Iris Thurnherr (ETH Zurich).parrow (Senior Scientific Officer, World Climate Research Programme), Michael Lehning (specialist on snow and ice, Prof. at EPFL / WSL) and Iris Thurnherr (ETH Zurich).