Climate 2050: Technology and policy solutions

24, 25 and 26 october, 2007

 Palais des Congrés of Montréal - Canada

 Climate Change
The “Climate 2050: Technology and policy solutions” conference, organised jointly by the Institut Veolia Environnement, the Pew Center on Global Climate Change and the National Round Table on the Economy and the Environment, was held in Montreal in October 2007 and brought together leading government, private sector and academic figures from 12 countries to explore new technology options and innovative national and international policies that could produce concrete results in combating the threat of global warming over the next 50 years.

The purpose of the conference was to provoke fundamental, multidisciplinary and cross-sector discussions aimed at increasing understanding of long-term strategies for dealing with climate change in order to meet the 2050

400 participants

Participants from 12 countries

60 speakers

In order to generate an action-oriented and cross-sectoral discussion, Climate 2050 drawed representation from a balance of experts, practitioners and decision-makers from the private, public, academic and NGO sectors. The conference gathered high-level experts in climate change policy from across North America and around the world. The majority of participants that attended the conference came from North America, with strong representation from Europe and developing countries.

Both political and scientific contexts were presented to set the picture of the debates. John Holdren has explained what science already knows about climate change and what can be expected in the future, whereas Eileen Claussen and Robert Page have addressed the political context nationally and internationally.

► Organizers
The Veolia Institute
The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy
Pew Center on Global Climate Change

► Secretariat
Unisféra International Centre