Publié le Jeudi 29 février

On Wednesday, May 29, 2024, The Transition Institute 1.5 is pleased to organize its second Forum in Paris, focusing on the theme African Perspectives on Climate Change.

The event will take place at the École des Mines Paris – PSL, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is an in-person event only. The event will take place in French with simultaneous translation into English possible.

Explore African perspectives on climate change during our conference

This conference day aims to shed light on African perspectives on an international issue that is often dominated by voices from the Global North: the challenges related to climate change. The Forum TTI.5 proposes to discuss these issues through the lens of experts, public decision-makers, and opinion leaders from different regions of Africa. They will share with us their insights, expertise, and experiences.

Africa is one of the continents most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, despite its low contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions. Climate change has profound implications for development, food security, public health, political and economic stability, as well as biodiversity and ecosystems.

African voices are increasingly present on the international stage, advocating for more ambitious global climate action, greater climate justice, and equitable participation in international climate negotiations.

We wanted to highlight these challenges at our annual forum. Therefore, participants will explore with our guests the issues of climate change mitigation, adaptation, and those related to negotiations in global climate governance.

This is the flagship event of the Institute, and we expect nearly 300 attendees: the audience will be from all disciplines and backgrounds (academics, corporate executives, public decision-makers). You will have the opportunity to actively participate in debates by engaging with experts during Q&A sessions.

During this day, you will explore three crucial issues with our guest experts: 

1. Mitigation of climate change
2. Adaptation
3. International negociation

We are pleased to announce the interventions of:

  • Jesse BURTON | Senior Researcher Energy Systems Research Group Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town (South Africa)
  • Marie-Thérèse Daba SENE | Sociologist and Representative of One Planet Fellowship
  • Éric DAVID | Head of the Economic Department of the French Representation to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OEDE)
  • Dr. Aïda DIONGUE-NIANG | Vice-Chair of Working Group I at the IPCC, meteorologist and climatologist
  • Mohamadou Fadel DIOP| Research, Policy, and Innovation Advisor at Oxfam Senegal
  • Dr. Fadhel KABOUB | President of the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity and Teacher at Denison University
  • Dr. Harouna KINDA | Researcher at the Université Clermont Auvergne
  • Pr. Nadia MAÏZI | Director of TTI.5 and the CMA Mines Paris – PSL and Lead Author at the IPCC
  • Marcel MREJEN | Artist, Director of Memories of an Unborn Sun
  • Dr. Hamado SAWADOGO| Agronomist Researcher at the Institute of Environment and Agricultural Research of Burkina Faso (INERA)
  • Dr. Rabah SELLAMI | Director of Hydrogen and Alternative Energies at the Algerian Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Commission (CEREFE)
  • Pr. Youba SOKONA | Vice-Chair of the IPCC
  • Dr. Zacharia TIEMTORÉ | President of the Higher Institute of Human Security (ISSH) et Former Minister of Literacy of Burkina Faso

Event information

  • Title: Forum TTI.5 2024 – Regards africains sur le changement climatique
  • Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2024
  • Address: Raymond Poincaré Auditorium, Mines School, 60 Boulevard Saint-Michel, 75006 Paris (location)
  • Free and open to the public
  • Registration opens on Monday, March 4, 2024

The 1st edition of the Forum TTI.5

Last year, The Transition Institute 1.5 organized its inaugural TTI.5 Forum. This conference day was dedicated to the Security Challenges of Climate Change.

During this day, which took place on May 29, 2023, at the Maison de l’Océan in Paris, numerous speakers contributed to the issues discussed at this first TTI.5 Forum.