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Haiti - Environment : Roundtable on Climate Change
07/10/2015 11:50:41

Haiti - Environment : Roundtable on Climate Change
Friday, October 9, 2015 at 5:00 pm at the UNESCO Hall, of the nowledge and Freedom Foundation (FOKAL), a roundtable entitled "Environment and Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities".

The roundtable is organized by the regional office of the International Organization of the Francophonie just a few days of the 21th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change of 2015 (COP21) to be held in Paris, from 30 November to 11 December 2015.

Remember that this 21th conference is a major challenge for countries which should lead to a new international climate agreement, applicable to all countries, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C. In preparation for COP21, each country is called to communicate its contribution on the efforts they intend to commit to reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases.

Haiti like other Countries Less Advanced (LDCs) is one of the most vulnerable to climate change, while it is one of the countries that contributes the least to global warming.

Experts from Canada-Quebec, Burkina Faso, Egypt and Haiti, mobilized by the International Organization of the Francophonie and the Francophone Institute for Sustainable Development (IFDD) will intervene in this round table moderated by Michèle Duvivier Pierre-Louis, President of the FOKAL.

Learn more about Speakers :

Mr. Gilles Côte (Canada-Quebec) :
Director General of the International Francophone Secretariat for Environmental Assessment (SIFÉE) (Canada-Québec) and teacher at the Urban Planning Institute of the University of Montreal. He followed a multidisciplinary training in environmental law, geography and regional development.

Ms. Fawzia Abdoulhalik (Burkina Faso) :
Specialist of programme "International Negotiations for Environment and Sustainable Development" at the Institute of the Francophonie for Development (IFDD) and manager of the MA program of environmental management tools for development. Holdet of a Master in Environmental Sciences of the University of Provence Aix-Marseille I in 1993.

Mr. Martin Yelkouni (Egypt):
Director of the Environment Department of the Senghor University (Egypt) he is Doctor in Economics of the University of Auvergne (Clermont-Ferrand, France) specializing in environmental economics and natural resources. He has several years experience in higher education and research in Europe and Africa.

Ms. Edna Blanc Civil (Haiti) :
Agricultural engineer of the Haiti Quisqueya University, independent consultant and expert at the Institute of the Francophonie for Development (IFDD). She holds a Master of Science in agro forestry of the Laval University in Quebec (Canada). She is also National Director of the project to support capacity building (PARC) of the Ministry of the Environment of Haiti.

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