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French Ameri-Can Climate Talks on Biodiversity

Tuesday, May 28, 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM At Presidio Officers' Club Offered by:

 Presidio Trust

Urbanization is one of the biggest threats to biodiversity. But in the wake of climate change, is it possible to turn cities into safe harbors for endangered species through daring preservation initiatives?

With the recently released United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity Ecosystem Services (IPBES) worldwide assessment on biodiversity – validated by 132 representatives and thousands of experts – you're invited to join us for a discussion on the steps we need to take to preserve biodiversity in urban areas.

Participants include the IPBES Executive Secretary Anne Larigauderie; the French National Research Institute for Development and President of the Foundation for Research and Biodiversity Jean François Silvain; Consul General of the French Embassy Emmanuel Lebrun-Damines; Senior Executive Vice President for Bank of the West and Group Head of Wealth Management Pierre Ramadier; and the Presidio Trust's Associate Director of Natural Resources Lew Stringer and Chief of Park Development and Operations Michael Boland. 

Cartoon artist Jeremie Royer's latest collection of work: Audubon, on the Wings of the World and HMS Beagles: The Origins of Darwin will be on view in the Anza Room. 

This event is part of the FACT-B conference series and was developed by the French Embassy's Office of Science and Technology. ​


Following the success of the French Ameri-Can Climate TalkS (FACTS) developed in the lead-up to the COP21 (the Paris Agreement) and the series dedicated to oceans (FACT-O), the French Embassy in the US and Canada is launching the French Ameri-Can Climate Talks – Biodiversity (FACT-B) in 2019. This includes two series of conferences in six cities (San Francisco / Los Angeles / Vancouver / Washington / Chicago / Toronto). FACT-B San Francisco opens the event at the Presidio Officers Club.​