International Weather and Climate Forum: it’s tomorrow!

The International Weather and Climate Forum will be held in Paris from May 14 to 17 with a theme dedicated this year to the link between climate, biodiversity and agriculture. Futura is a partner of this free scientific event intended for adults and children alike. Great novelty of this 19and edition, the event dedicates an entire day to weather enthusiasts.

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Since 2004, the International Weather and Climate Forum brings together scientists, presenters weather report and the general public for four days of exhibitions, workshops, events and participatory debates. the forecourt de l’Hôtel de Ville de Paris and the Climate Academy will welcome young and old from May 14 to 17 (free entry) to raise awareness of climate issues and introduce them to the sciences of theatmosphere and weather. This year’s theme ” Climate and biodiversityon the way to durable solutions for theAgriculture » is devoted to major challenges for the future of humanity.

Fun workshops and scientific meetings for young and old

The general public and school days will make it possible to experiment with climate science and weather phenomena with researchers through workshops and fun experiments for families: “making” a cloudor even experience the effects of a tornado in a simulator. Other stands will allow you to discover the actions implemented by different organizations to protect our biodiversity, such as permaculture, composting or evensustainable food. How to play a role for backup of our planet? Participate in a workshop on recycling in virtual reality, for example ! A guided walk, organized several times during the weekend, will also allow city dwellers to discover the forms of nature that resist in the city.

And if you have always dreamed of meeting and asking your questions to meteorologists, climatologistsor even weather presenters from major television channels, this is an opportunity: all the big names in weather and climate will be present at meetings and conferences.

A day dedicated to weather enthusiasts

The event will begin with a great novelty for 2022: the ” Weather meet-up “. While previous editions focused more on the major issues related to global warming, the 2022 edition devotes a day dedicated to observation, forecasting and diffusion meteorological data. Professionals and amateurs will be able to attend sessions of debates and conferences “between enthusiasts” and exchange with international sizes and known faces in the field, including TV presenters Louis Bodin (TF1), Laurent Romejko (France 3), Chloé Nabédian ( France 2), the agro-meteorologist and hunterthunderstorms Serge Zaka and many others. The entrance of Meet-Up Weather is limited, but those who did not manage to get a seat will be able to follow the event live on the Forum’s Facebook page.

Training for professionals and teachers

The Forum also devotes a day of training to those who have the power, and the duty, to raise awareness among the youngest: teachers are invited to come and be trained on the issues of climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development at the Climate Academy on May 16. As for weather and climate professionals, a symposium by invitation (subsequently available in replay) is dedicated to them on May 17 on the theme: “ Carbon neutrality: how do we achieve it? “.

As specified Jean Jouzel (climatologist, former member of the IPCC and president of Météo et Climat) who will be present on May 15 for the screening of a documentary film dedicated to him: Faced with climate issues, it is important to educate and provide the keys to act. This is one of the essential missions of the International Weather and Climate Forum, a forum dedicated to sharing knowledge on atmospheric and climate sciences. »

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