From 1 to 12 December 2014, Lima hosted the 20th Conference of the Parties at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Nadia MAÏZI, Head of the ParisTech Delegation, a UN observer organization, put together 3 side events:

European Pavilion

Tuesday 2 December 2014 – 13.00/15.30

The need for ambitious climate-energy strategies on an urban scale and the challenges entailed

The crucial role of local communities in tackling climate change and promoting sustainability is increasingly recognized and already perceptible in various initiatives around the globe. How should these communities be organized to reach their long-term objective? This side event will discuss the design of climate-friendly strategies for cities. Concrete initiatives will be introduced by speakers from MINES ParisTech (research), the French PACA region (local authority), and Schneider Electric (industry).

Speakers include Nadia MAÏZI (CMA), Edi ASSOUMOU (CMA) and Vincent MAZAURIC  (Schneider Electric).

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See Chair's contribution published in the daily report on international negotiations

Tuesday 2 December 2014 – 15.30/17.00

Carbon energy system analysis from the perspective of regional climate contributions

This side event aims to assess how low-carbon policies, applied through different regional climate coordination schemes, impact on energy systems. ParisTech scenarios based on the TIMES modeling approach and LIMITS project to meet 2 degree based on the IMAGE model, will be discussed by a major international company (Schneider Electric) and a representative country (Peru) to stimulate a highly relevant discussion.

Speakers include Nadia MAÏZI (CMA), Sandrine SELOSSE (CMA) and Vincent Mazauric  (Schneider Electric).

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Wednesday 3 December 2014 – 11.30/13.30

Combating climate change in Latin America

Experts will discuss how Latin American countries envisage the future of their energy and conservation systems in the face of the devastating impacts of climate change. Lessons learned from modeling exercises will illustrate the debate on climate policies, regional integration, energy resources, and evaluations of ecosystemic services, etc.

Speakers include Nadia MAÏZI (CMA), Jean Charles HOURCADE (CIRED), Sébastien POSTIC (CMA) and Vincent MAZAURIC (Schneider Electric).

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See also the extract from the Peruvian Ministry of Environment below: