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The latest innovation for biodiversity protection : hope for climate change mitigation

Free Biodiversity and Innovation Conference at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum Friday May 13th from 6-8pm. Organized in partnership with the Consulate General of France and the Beaty Museum.

BC old growth forest
B.C. old growth forest. Photo courtesy TJ Watt/ Wikimedia Commons.


Following the United Nations Climate Change Conference hosted by France last December (COP 21 - Paris Climate 2015), and the recent ratification, the Consulate General of France in Vancouver is co-organizing  a free public talk in partnership with the Beaty Biodiversity Museum.


With major steps taken towards the preservation of natural habitats and species in 2016, just a few days prior to the International Day for Biological Diversity and while Canada Fisheries and Ocean just announced the creation of a number of marine scientists job creations, the May 13th conference aims at focusing on the linkage between biodiversity and innovation in the context of climate change.


A mixed panel composed of some renowned scientists, entrepreneurs and researchers from both France and Canada will be debating on and presenting the latest methods to protect biodiversityThey will also explain the recent significant innovations that can remediate anthropogenic alterations.


Speakers include New York Times quoted Daniel Pauly, philanthropist Ross Beaty and Minerva Foundation’s 2014 Women in Energy nominee Colleen Giroux-Schmidt from Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. and current Chair of the Board of Directors for Clean Energy BC.


Prior to the Cop21, the Embassies of France in both Canada and the United States have been organizing the FACTS (French Ameri-Can Climate Talks) conference series since 2014 (


More than 80 renowned panelists have been involved, including David Suzuki in Vancouver, and 8,000 people were impacted across the continents. In Western Canada, FACTS “Biodiversity and Innovation” will be the fourth one held in the region.


Consulate Website:

Live Webcast


TWITTER: #FACTSvan16 (@Vancouver_CB)

Find out more about the previous editions on the Consulate General of France in Vancouver’s website.

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