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Glasgow, the last chance Summit ?

Le 12 October 2021
11pm to 4pm

Glasgow, the last chance Summit ?

The climate conference that opens in Glasgow on November 1st sounds like the last chance to keep global warming below two degrees. Beyond this limit, the effects of climate change will no longer be controllable, according to scientists.  So what measures should be taken in Glasgow? What are the chances of reaching an agreement that commits all countries? And how should the effort be shared between the industrialized countries and the others? And what about Switzerland? How can we achieve carbon neutrality when the people have just rejected the CO2 law? The stakes are enormous at all levels.

These are some of the questions that will be discussed during this “climate special” session that brings together high-level representatives of various governments, renowned scientists, committed politicians as well as young and former climate activists at the Swiss Press Club.

The panels will be moderated by Kasmira Jefford, Editor-in-Chief of Geneva Solutions, Frédéric Julliard, Editor-in-Chief of Tribune de Genève and Pierre Ruetschi, Executive Director of the Geneva Press Club.

Face-to-face participation, on presentation of the Covid certificate, or on Zoom : Register below or click here

International, States, Cantons, who should act with what measures ? How to accelerate the process ?

12pm – 1pm – Panel 1
What are the objectives and stakes for the Glasgow conference ?

Ambassador Simon Manley, Head of the British Mission to the UN in Geneva
Ambassador Jérôme Bonnafont, Head of the French Mission to the UN in Geneva
Ms. Lisa Mazzone, State Councillor (Geneva, Les Verts), Federal Parliament
Mr. Stefan Ruchti, Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate, DFAE, Swiss Confederation
Mr. Abdalah Mokssit, IPCC Secretary
Prof. Martin Beniston, climate expert, honorary professor University of Geneva


13:00 – 13:30: Break with a snack

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Panel 2
Who should take what measures to achieve carbon neutrality in Switzerland?

Mr. Antonio Hodgers, conseiller d’Etat, member of the government of canton of Geneva in charge of the Department of Territory
Mrs. Cristina Gaggini, Director of economiesuisse
Mr. Kevin Grangier, President of the party Union Démocratique du Centre (UDC), Vaud
Ms. Caroline Marti, Member of the Grand Council (Canton of Geneva parliament), Socialist Party

14h30 – 15h15 – Panel 3
How to accelerate the movement? Face to face between pioneers of the climate commitment and young activists

Mr. Philippe Roch, former director of the Federal Office for the Environment and former director of the Swiss WWF
Mr. Jean-Valentin de Saussure, Vice President of Swiss Youth For Climate
Ms. Marion Lanci, climate activist, Grève pour le climat
Mr. Alain Clerc, former head of the Confederation’s international environmental policy


15h15 – 16h: coffee and networking


16h: End of the event

This event is supported by the State of Geneva

Register here to participate in a face-to-face meeting (covid certificate mendatory) or on Zoom






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    Speakers

    Ambassadeur Simon Manley

    Head of the British Mission to the UN in Geneva

    Ambassadeur Jérôme Bonnafont

    Head of the French Mission to the UN in Geneva

    Lisa Mazzone

    State Councillor (Geneva, Les Verts), Federal Parliament

    Stefan Ruchti

    Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate, DFAE, Swiss Confederation

    Abdalah Mokssit

    IPCC Secretary

    Martin Beniston

    climate expert, honorary professor University of Geneva

    Antonio Hodgers

    conseiller d’Etat, member of the government of canton of Geneva in charge of the Department of Territory

    Cristina Gaggini

    Director of economiesuisse

    Kevin Grangier

    President of the party Union Démocratique du Centre (UDC), Vaud

    Caroline Marti

    Member of the Grand Council (Canton of Geneva parliament), Socialist Party

    Philippe Roch

    former director of the Federal Office for the Environment and former director of the Swiss WWF

    Jean-Valentin de Saussure

    Vice President of Swiss Youth For Climate

    Marion Lanci

    climate activist, Grève pour le climat

    Alain Clerc

    former head of the Confederation’s international environmental policy

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