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Powering our future with weather, climate and water


Tentative programme

14:30 Welcome address
Mr Michel Jarraud
Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Statement by Special Guest
Dr Kandeh K. Yumkella
Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Statement by Guest Speaker
Mr Jean Jouzel
President, Société météorologique de France
16:30 “One planet. One civilization.” by Mr Gaël Derive
People from Ethiopia, Nepal, Kiribati, Brazil, Nunavut and Bangladesh. Their common link: being part of humankind living on Earth. They share the same planet and civilization. Each has a unique lifestyle to recount, based on their experiences in diverse climates throughout the planet, be they equatorial, semi-arid, monsoon, mountain, oceanic or polar. This will be an opportunity to discuss the present (agriculture, food, water, climate) as well as to debate the future. The stakes are enormous. We must ensure we each have access to food, while protecting the climate and ecosystems. There will be another two billion people on the planet in 40 years, and climate conditions are changing fast. Each encounter brings a unique perspective, and a valuable piece of the answer to the question: What kind of civilization do we want?
Photo Exhibit provided by the Société météorologique de France
Stamps Exhibit created by Mr Panos Giannopoulos, a Greek weather presenter
17:00 WMO reception (Attic Restaurant)















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