FACTS Panel on Climate Change

  • Date: 07/27/2023

University of British Columbia, Robson Square, Vancouver


Tackling Climate Change and the Just Transition to Renewable Energy


The FACTS Panel is a two-hour panel discussion, that is part of a series of French-Ameri-Can Climate Panels (FACTS) on climate change that have been held throughout North America in the past decade.
Jointly sponsored by PIMS and the French Embassy of Canada, this panel features a diverse group of eminent Canadian and French leaders representing climate science, renewable energy, economics, public policy, and Indigenous affairs. This panel is part of a series of events, hosted by the French embassies in Canada and the United States, called FACTS (French-Ameri-Can Climate Talks).




Panel Moderator:  


  • Laura Lynch, CBC journalist, host of weekly radio show What on Earth.




  • René Aïd, Université Paris-Dauphine, former Deputy-Director of EDF Research Energy Finance
  • Gael Giraud, Founder and Director of Georgetown University Environmental Justice Program, CNRS, Director of the Rousseau Institute
  • Seth Klein, Public policy researcher, author, and Team Lead with the Climate Emergency Unit.
  • Judith Sayers: President of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, lawyer, renewable energy leader, chancellor of Vancouver Island University.
  • Andrew Weaver, Professor (climate science, University of Victoria), IPCC lead author, former leader of BC Green Party.



 This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. (Details TBC)