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COP21 EXHIBITION

CLIMATe, THE 360° EXHIBITION

At the occasion of the World Climate Summit held in Paris from the 30th November to the 11th December 2015, this exhibition explores all the questions raised by climate change due to the increase in greenhouse gas emissions linked to human activity.
It also provides a better understanding of the climate system, with researchers’ latest observations, simulations and analyses.

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What is COP21 and Why COP21?

  • COP21 is the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It will be held in Paris, November 30-December 11 2015. COP18 took place in Doha in 2012
  • COP21 will bring together 40,000 participants – delegates representing each country, observers, and civil society members
  • The aim is to obtain Global Commitment to ensure that our planet remains a healthy environment for us to live in

The stakes are high

  • To reach, for the first time, a universal, legally binding agreement that will enable us to combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in order to limit global warming to below 2°C
  • Ambitious response, commitments of citizens, companies, at the level of an individual, economical and political players

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Degrees of certainty

So is there still any room for doubt? No.
The Earth has been getting warmer for more than a century now. We also know for a fact that the proportion of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere has increased over the same period. A third certainty is that this increase coincided with the growth of human activities emitting GHGs (energy, transport, industry, etc.). So, based on these observations, what can we expect to happen?
Since we have no crystal ball, our only means of forecasting future climate change are climatologists’ projections. And their conclusion is clear: if we do not change our production methods and consumer habits, we can expect a snowball effect resulting in climate disruption and all the disasters that implies. So what can we do? ‘Adaptation’ and ‘mitigation’ are the key strategies in climate policies agreed after much negotiation at major international summits, but are we in our developed and developing nations ready to build a ‘decarbonised’ world? With the approach of the 21st world climate conference (COP21) in Paris, which promises to be crucial to the planet’s future, the purpose of this exhibition is to explore every aspect of the climate crisis, providing a panoramic 360° view so we are not left with our heads buried in the sand.

Climat, the 360° exhibition, organised by the French Embassy in Qatar, the French Institut in Qatar and Universcience, in Doha Cultural Village KATARA, building 5, from November 22nd to December 22nd 2015

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