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From 3 to 14 December 2018 Katowice, Poland will host the most important global forum devoted to the climate policy – the 2018 UN Climate Summit. About 20 thousand people from 190 countries will take part in the event, including political leaders, activists, representatives of non-governmental organizations, scientific community and business sector. To find out more on COP24 click here.

This year’s UN Climate Summit will be accompanied by a joint symposium – Safeguarding Our Climate, Advancing Our Society – held on 10 December 2018 and co-organized by the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). The conference will bring together eminent scientists and representatives of religious communities who will respectively address the questions on the state of the art in climate change research and the ethical aspects of climate change. To register for the eventfill out the form above and click the Submit button. Please note that registration is required and must be submitted no later than Dec. 3rd. Unregistered visitors will not be permitted to attend the event.

Symposium venue:
University of Silesia, Faculty of Law and Administration, Bankowa 11b St., Katowice POLAND maps and flags


Welcome Addresses
Jerzy Duszyński

Chair: Jerzy Duszyński


Andrzej Kowalczyk

 pierrelevyPierre Lévy
Stéphanie ThiébaultStéphanie Thiébault Marcelo Sánchez SorondoMarcelo Sánchez Sorondo
Introductory Session
Patricia EspinosaPatricia Espinosa Hans SchellnhuberHans Schellnhuber
Session I: Latest Scientific Evidence - Drivers, Processes and Impacts
Paweł RowińskiChair: Paweł Rowiński
vdelmotteValerie Masson-Delmotte Jacek JaniaJacek Jania
Zbigniew KundzewiczZbigniew Kundzewicz mfacchiniSzymon Malinowski
Session II: The Transformation Challenge – Technical, Economic and Social Dimensions
Stéphanie ThiébaultChair: Stéphanie Thiébault
Veerabhadran RamanathanVeerabhadran Ramanathan Franck CourchampFranck Courchamp
Mario MolinaMario Molina Nicholas SternNicholas Stern
Session III: Reason and Faith - The Legacy of Pope John Paul II
oedenhoferChair: Ottmar Edenhofer
Agnès MichelotAgnès Michelot Patrizia NanzPatrizia Nanz
Stéphanie ThiébaultBruno-Marie Duffé tbc wpolakWojciech Polak
Stéphanie ThiébaultHeinrich Bedford-Strohm John ChryssavgisJohn Chryssavgis
Closing remarks
Laurence TubianaChair: Laurence Tubiana   
Jerzy DuszyńskiJerzy Duszyński Marcelo Sánchez SorondoMarcelo Sánchez Sorondo
Stéphanie ThiébaultStéphanie Thiébault   




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