Monday, 20 February 2017

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EGMONT - The Royal Institute for International Relations & APNU - The United Nations Association in Belgium, with the support of UNRIC – the United Nations Regional Information Centre, have the honour of inviting you to a conference on Tuesday 25 February 2014 from 18h00 to 19h30, at the Palais des Académies, rue Ducale 1, 1000 Bruxelles.

  • Professor Jean Pascal van Ypersele, (UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve), Vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC or GIEC)

Will speak on the topic: "Climate Change - What the most recent IPCC Report says"

Human usage of fossil fuels has become the main cause of climate change over the last 50 years. The resulting global warming of the Earth's surface, changes in the hydrological cycle, and changes in the frequency or intensity of extreme weather and climate events have severe consequences for our ability to feed a growing population. There is an increasing awareness that action is required at many levels, both to mitigate climate change and to adapt to it. Prof. van Ypersele shall describe these challenges; review the options; and speak about the political will necessary to preserve the future.


The conference will be in English. Questions in French and Dutch are welcome

It is necessary to register in advance, by fax (02-223.41.16), by mail (69 rue de Namur, B-1000 Bruxelles) or by e-mail: , before the Wednesday 19 February 2014, providing your Name, Title and Organisation.


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