International symposium “Cooperation for addressing climate change challenges”

On 24/03/2015

On 24 March 2015, the 6th edition of the symposium in its series "Shared perspectives of administrations" was held in Paris. It was entitled "Cooperation for addressing climate change challenges".

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This event is a key opportunity to exchange views and share experiences with partner administrations, international donors and the various participants in technical assistance. It also spurs discussion on cooperation projects and puts the spotlight on the programmes carried out with foreign governments.

The symposium was organized under the aegis of Mr Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Mr Michel Sapin, Minister for Finance and Public Accounts and Mr Emmanuel Macron, Minister for the
Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs, in partnership with the French Development Agency (AFD) and Adecia, the agency of the Minister of Agriculture.

In the framework of the UN Climate Conference (COP21) that will be held in December 2015 in Paris, the objective of the symposium 2015 was to state the impact of this climate issue in public policies and the way the actions of cooperation can take it into account.

Programme of the symposium

Welcoming remarks by the Chairman of the Board of Expertise France, Interministerial Delegate for International Technical Cooperation, Mr Jean-Christophe DONNELLIER


  • Video address by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Mr Laurent FABIUS
  • Opening speech by the Chief Executive Officer of Expertise France, Mr Sébastien MOSNERON DUPIN

Two round tables sharing views of political and administrative stakeholders, international donors and members of foreign administrations and civil society.

Two thematic workshops to go further on selected topics with project managers, French and foreign partners: food security, health.

Round table 1. Climate as a cross-public policy issue in cooperation projects

International donors support developing, emerging and transition countries in taking into account the climate issue in public policies. How do the States include climate-related risks when monitoring public policies (defining objectives, indicators, control means, etc.)?

Presentation of a survey : the international cooperation challenges to promote energy efficiency.

Round table 2. How to ensure effective involvement of stakeholders in climate issues?

The diversity of stakeholders faces the climate issues and work with the States. How technical cooperation can help to articulate public players, civil society and private sector? How to ensure a transfer of knowledge at the international, national and local levels?

Thematic workshop 1. Food safety and climate change

Food safety is a key to development, in particular in countries where the population is still largely rural and therefore depends on agriculture and livestock to live. Which cooperation programs are implemented in order to mitigate and adapt to climate change, so as to ensure food security for populations?

Thematic workshop 2. Climate change and health, is it necessary to adapt preventive systems?

Public health policies have evolved in recent years in order to take into account health risks associated with climate change. What is the role of research in risk prevention and the treatment of patients? How States can adapt their policies in order to deal with the impact of climate change on health?

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