The first CliMates International Summit will be held in Paris from October 29th to November 2nd 2012. It will gather CliMates students from all over the world to review and debate one year of collaborative research.
The aim of this event is to elaborate, negotiate and advocate a common student position, putting forward innovative solutions to effectively mitigate and adapt to climate change. These will be formulated in the CliMates Call for Action.
Many academic and professional climate change experts will be present, including Nobel Peace Prize winner and IPCC founder Jean Jouzel, founder of the Institute of Sustainable Development and International Relations, Laurence Tubiana, and philosopher and sociologist and scientific Director at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris, Bruno Latour.
We view this as an ambitious 'Social Lab Experiment', designed to foster creative ways to discuss and negotiate issues, in order to integrate, yet transcend the logic of national interest towards global climate solidarity.
We will present the CliMates Call for Action to decision-makers in different sectors, as well as negotiators at international fora, including the 18th UNFCCC Conference of the Parties in Qatar in November 2012.
This Summit will be supported by our partners IDDRI and the Office of Academic Research of Sciences Po.
There is still time if you would like to participate and join a delegation team. Here's how you can become a CliMates delegate and come to the Summit. CliMates is also inviting partner youth organizations to participate.
To learn more about the CliMates International Summit,
please read our presentation brochure.