Kenya is hosting the fourth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly and the third edition of the One Planet Summit between 11 and 15 March

11 March 2019 to 15 March 2019

On this occasion, the IRD, very committed to achieving sustainable development objectives, is mobilizing.

The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) will be held from 11 to 15 March 2019 in Nairobi and will bring together 193 countries to propose innovative solutions to the environmental challenges facing our planet.

To open this session and to encourage mobilization for climate change adaptation, biodiversity protection and energy transition in Africa, the third edition of the One Planet Summit (OPS) will also take place on 14 March 2019 in Nairobi. Initiated by France, in partnership with the World Bank and the United Nations Secretariat, PAHO aims to strengthen international engagement in Agenda 2030, including the fight against climate scepticism. Jean-Paul Moatti, CEO of IRD will accompany the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron.

IRD and its partners are proposing several highlights during this week:
The opening of the One Planet Summit by Arona Diedhiou, IRD Research Director and IPCC expert

March 14th at 9am

Arona Diedhiou is a climatologist and atmospheric physicist at the UMR IGE. His work focuses on climate variability and change and rainfall, from large to mesoscale. As an expert member of the IPCC, he participated in the preparation of the report on the implications of a 1.5°C warming.
The signing of a framework agreement between IRD, CIRAD and UNEP

March 14th

This agreement will provide a framework for scientific cooperation on major global environmental issues and sustainable development. It will be multidisciplinary and will focus on the acquisition and sharing of data and observations on environmental dynamics, in particular oceans, land degradation, pollution, climate change impacts, the impact of mining activities and natural disasters.
A pitch lunch on the mangroves

March 14th at 12pm

Stéphanie Duvail (IRD UMR PALOC) and her partners Wanja Dorothy Nyingi (National Museums of Kenya) and James Gitundu Kairo (Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute) will present their work on the preservation and management of African coastal mangroves.

A stand and interventions during the EUA

From 11 to 15 March

  -  a joint stand on mangroves with CIRAD and Business France
  -  presentations by IRD researchers at the Science-PolicyBusiness Forum booth (March 13-14)

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