Conference on Methane COP21 – Speakers Lineup announced

Confirmed speakers:


  •  Jean-Paul DELEVOYE, President, Economic, Social and Environmental Council (ESEC) and former French Minister of the Civil Service, State Reform and Public Planning
  • Antoine FREROT, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Veolia
  • Dr. RAMANATHAN, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric and Climate Sciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego
  • Benjamin DESSUS, President, Global Chance
  • Reiner WASSMANN, Coordinator of the research program on rice and climate change IRRI/CGIAR, International Rice Research Institute
  • Drew NELSON, Representative for the Oil and Gas Methane Partnership, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Jean BOGNER, Research professor emerita in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Josep FERNANDEZ, Technical Director, Veolia Latin America
  •  Gaël GIRAUD, Chief Economist, Agence Française de Développement
  • Thomas STOCKER, Professor of Climate and Environmental Physics at the Physics Institute, University of Bern and past co-Chair Working Group I, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

 Subject of the conference

The Veolia Institute will organize, in association with the Agence Française de Développement and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, an international conference on innovative solutions to reduce methane emissions. The Veolia Institute and its partners intend to contribute to the forthcoming COP21 by sharing concrete solutions that can be implemented in the short term. This conference has the institutional support of the French government illustrated by the official "COP21" label.
Participants will exchange scientific knowledge, explore available mitigation options in the major emitting sectors—agriculture, oil and gas and waste—and discuss economic and financial mechanisms that would facilitate the development of these solutions for meeting the climate challenge

When: November 9, 2015 (9 am - 6.30 pm).
Where: Economic, Social and Environmental Council (ESEC) in Paris, France - 9, place d'Iena, 75116 Paris, France
Who: climate negotiators, policy makers, scientists/researchers, public and private operators, NGOs, students...
Attendance at the conference is free of charge and open to all.
Online registration is mandatory. No registration will be possible on-site.

The number of places is limited, register soon!