May 2019, Paris

International Symposium
“Climate: the necessary changes in behavior, from the citizen … to the collective”.

This international Symposium will be held on May 28, 2019 in the Paris City Hall (4th) and will bring together scientists and climate experts, socio-economic actors, elected officials and institutional leaders, representatives of the academic community, students and media.

Changing behaviors … a collective challenge

The Paris Agreement calls for reducing global warming to less than 2°C above versus the pre-industrial levels, if possible 1.5 ° C. However, the commitments agreed by all the Parties lead us towards a trajectory of temperature rise higher than 3 ° C by 2100. This will generate an increase of climate extremes, heat waves, hurricanes submerging habitat and population, raising of the sea level … and many other consequences.
To respect the objectives of this Agreement, it is imperative to build a collective reflection combining climate sciences and social sciences that will lead to the necessary change of behaviors to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and adapt.




Lola Vallejo
Director of the climate program, IDDRI

Anne Girault  Director of Agence Parisienne du Climat and member of the Council of Météo et Climat
Yann Françoise  Head of Climate-Energy and Circular Economy Division at Mairie de Paris
Christian Couturier  Director of the Energy Division, Solagro and President of the association Négawatt
Valérie Peugeot Researcher at Orange Labs and President of the association Vecam
Sophie Dubuisson-Quellier Research director at CNRS. Deputy-Director, Centre de sociologie des organisations
Raphaëlle Kounkou-Arnaud Head of the Studies and Climatology Division of the Ile-de-France / Center Direction, Météo-France