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Date(s) - 15/12/2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Alliance française du Bengale


imagesTo celebrate the first anniversary of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the Alliance française du Bengale, the French Institute in India  and FREED are organising a series of events : films, presentations, debates, etc.

After the screening of Tara, Journey in the Heart of  the Climate Machine, the Alliance française in Kolkata, the Institut Français in India and FREED invite you to a FOCUS on SOLAR ENERGY to mark the first anniversary of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Please join us for talks and exchanges with officials, academics and NGOs activits!

Shri Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay, Hon’ble Minister-in-charge, Department of Power &  Non-Conventional Energy Sources, Govt. of West Bengal  has agreed to be the Chief Guest.

Mr. Damien Syed, the Hon’ble Consul of France to Kolkata, shall give the Key Note address.



Paris Agreement: essential elements

The Paris Agreement builds upon the Convention and – for the first time – brings all nations into a common cause to undertake take ambitious efforts to combat climate change and adapt to its effects, with enhanced support to assist developing countries to do so. As such, it charts a new course in the global climate effort.

The Paris Agreement’s central aim is to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Additionally, the agreement aims to strengthen the ability of countries to deal with the impacts of climate change. To reach these ambitious goals, appropriate financial flows, a new technology framework and an enhanced capacity building framework will be put in place, thus supporting action by developing countries and the most vulnerable countries, in line with their own national objectives. The Agreement also provides for enhanced transparency of action and support through a more robust transparency framework. Further information on key aspects of the Agreement can be found here.