The Climate Change


At the Auditorium of the Grande Bibliothèque of the Library and National Archives of Quebec. November 28th, 2015.

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The Gathering of Knowledge is an initiative generated since 2012 by the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and their Consulates General in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver; with the objective of promoting a space that would allow for discussion, reflection and comprehension of global realities and their current issues.

 

Through a process of collective learning, this Gathering of Knowledge has the clear purpose of achieving creation of doctrines, promotion of educative environments, citizen participation and collective inclusion through all the scopes of the social life: a fundamental premise for this Diplomatic Vision.

 

In our past editions, we have counted with the participation of world-renown prominent personalities from the academic and investigative fields, among them are the following: Carlos Taibo (author, editor and tenured professor of Political Sciences at the Autonomous University of Madrid), Michel Chussodovsky (Canadian economist, author, emeritus professor of Economics at the University of Ottawa), Michel Collon (author, Belgian freelance journalist, war strategy specialist as well expert on North-South relations and media/propaganda manipulation), Arleen Rodriguez Derivet (Cuban journalist and hostess of Cuban TV show “Mesa Redonda”), Jorge Valero (Venezuelan diplomat, Permanent Representative of Venezuela at the OAS and current Permanent Representative of Venezuela at the UN), Otilia Lux de Coti (Guatemalan social leader and politician, executive director of IIWF), Moni Pizani (Venezuelan regional director of UN Women for the Americas and the Caribbean), Yves Engler (Canadian author and political activist), among others.

 

This fourth edition of the Gathering of Knowledge has been dedicated to the discussion and debate of ideas in regards of environmental issues, specifically about Climate Change and its impact on global ecosystems and their economies.
We are aware that this specific topic is one of the most serious environmental issues that humanity faces at current times; in order to find a balance between conservation efforts and sustainable development, it is necessary for every individual to develop a culture of respect and appreciation for the environment as well as to count on the will and compromise by governments and politicians around and the world, and by civil society organizations such as NGO’s.


For this important event we will count with the presence of especial guests such as: Dr. David Suzuki, Canadian scientist and environmentalist who cofounded the David Suzuki Foundation; Karel Mayrand, President of the David Suzuki Foundation for Quebec as well as President of the Climate Reality Project Canada founded by Al Gore; Dr. Isabelle Thomas Maret, specialist on sustainable development, urban vulnerability and regional development at the University of Montreal and M.S.Nicolas Turgeon, expert on air treatment and climate change at the Center for Industrial Investigation of Quebec (CRIQ).

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Objective

Promoting a space that would allow for discussion, reflection and comprehension of global realities.

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Discussion and debate of ideas in regards of Climate Change and its impact on global ecosystems and their economies.

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The participation of world-renown prominent personalities from the academic and investigative fields.

Schedule


Event Programme for the Fourth Gathering of Knowledge.

November 28th, 2015
9:00am - 9:30am
Reception and Registry of Guests
Venue: Exhibition hall
9:30am - 9:40am
Opening ceremony
Venue: Auditorium of the Bibliothèque
9:40am - 10:00am
Opening remarks
H.E. Mr. Wilmer Omar Barrientos Fernandez, Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Canada
Venue: Auditorium of the Bibliothèque
10:00am - 11:20am
Presentation
Dr. David Suzuki - Scientist, author and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation
“The Challenge of the 21st Century: Setting the real bottom line”
Q&A Session
Venue: Auditorium of the Bibliothèque
11:20am - 12:30pm
Presentation
Dr. Nicolas Turgeon - Expert on air treatment and climate change at the Center for Industrial Investigation of Quebec (CRIQ)
“Climate changes: challenges and opportunities regarding sustainable industrial innovation”
Q&A Session
Venue: Auditorium of the Bibliothèque
12:30pm - 12:35pm
Official Photo
Venue: Auditorium of the Bibliothèque
12:35pm - 2:00pm
Catered Lunch
Sponsered by Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Canada
Venue: Exhibition hall
2:00pm - 2:10pm
Video of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Venue: Exhibition hall
2:10pm - 3:20pm
Presentation
Dr. Isabelle Thomas - Associate Professor at the University of Montreal and Specialist on sustainable development and urbanism
"Climate change, sustainable development, adaptation: How to plan cities resilient?"
Q&A Session
Venue: Auditorium of the Bibliothèque
3:20pm - 4:30pm
Presentation
Mr. Karel Mayrand - President of the David Suzuki Foundation for Quebec as well as President of the Climate Reality Project Canada
“Climate Change, How to win the battle against climate?”
Q&A Session
Venue: Auditorium of the Bibliothèque
4:30pm -5:00pm
Closing Cultural Performance
Venue: Auditorium of the Bibliothèque
5:00pm
Closing remarks
Venue: Auditorium of the Bibliothèque
September 16, 2015
9:30am - 11:30am
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Andrew Yang - CEO, Microsoft
Venue: Auditorium 1
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11:30am - 1:00pm
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Andrew Yang - CEO, Microsoft
Venue: Auditorium 1
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1:00pm - 2:00pm
Catered Lunch
Sponsered
Venue: Auditorium 1
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3:00pm - 4:30pm
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Mary Doe - Lead Designer, Microsoft
Venue: Auditorium 1
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September 17, 2015
9:30am - 11:30am
Welcome speech and Overview
Andrew Yang - CEO, Microsoft
Venue: Auditorium 1
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11:30am - 1:00pm
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Andrew Yang - CEO, Microsoft
Venue: Auditorium 1
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1:00pm - 2:00pm
Catered Lunch
Sponsered
Venue: Auditorium 1
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3:00pm - 4:30pm
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Mary Doe - Lead Designer, Microsoft
Venue: Auditorium 1
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September 18, 2015
9:30am - 11:30am
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Andrew Yang - CEO, Microsoft
Venue: Auditorium 1
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11:30am - 1:00pm
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Andrew Yang - CEO, Microsoft
Venue: Auditorium 1
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1:00pm - 2:00pm
Catered Lunch
Sponsered
Venue: Auditorium 1
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3:00pm - 4:30pm
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Mary Doe - Lead Designer, Microsoft
Venue: Auditorium 1
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September 19, 2015
9:30am - 11:30am
Welcome speech and Overview
Andrew Yang - CEO, Microsoft
Venue: Auditorium 1
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11:30am - 1:00pm
The Standardistas are lecturers in interactive design
Andrew Yang - CEO, Microsoft
Venue: Auditorium 1
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1:00pm - 2:00pm
Catered Lunch
Sponsered
Venue: Auditorium 1
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3:00pm - 4:30pm
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Mary Doe - Lead Designer, Microsoft
Venue: Auditorium 1
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Speakers


For this important event we will count with the presence of especial guests.

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    Dr. David Suzuki

    Scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation.

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    Eng., M.Sc. Nicolas Turgeon

    Expert on air treatment and climate change at the Center for Industrial Investigation of Quebec (CRIQ).

    S3

    Dr. Isabelle Thomas

    Recipient of a Doctorate degree in Geography from the Paris-Sorbonne University.

  • S4

    Mr. Karel Mayrand

    Director General for Quebec and the Atlantic with the David Suzuki Foundation and Chair of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project in Canada.

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