Bill Mckibben, organizer of the Albertine Festival 2019, on the first floor of the Albertine bookstore.


From November 8, 2019

To November 10, 2019

At this stage of human and geological history, the management of climate chaos is a race: can we act fast enough to avoid a collapse of civilization?

That's Bill McKibben's question, author and environmental activist American and programmer of the Albertine Festival 2019, that his guests will try to provide answers from Friday 8 to Sunday 10 November.

On the agenda, three days of discussions between intellectuals, politicians, activists and civil society actors who will discuss the urgency of action, environmental justice, local politics, consumption, food production and the motivation to change our habits.

Events are free provided you book.
Debates (in English) are moderated by Bill McKibben.

Full program:

Friday, November 8

9 pm – The moment of climate
While France has set a new temperature record this summer, it will be a question of putting into perspective the gravity of global warming over time and proposing alternatives to unblock solutions.
With among others, Naomi Klein, journalist, essayist director and altermondialiste Canada-American.

Saturday, November 9

2 pm – How fast should we move and how fast can we move?
Is it technically possible to achieve the goals set in Paris of halving the use of fossil fuels by the end of the next decade?
That's the question Mark Jacobson, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University, Romain Felli, research scientist and Priscillia Ludosky, one of the media figures of the movement of yellow vests. The debate will be introduced by Ambassador Silvio Gonzato, Deputy Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations.

4:30 pm – Local Government and Policy Development
As national governments fall behind in their initiatives, cities are trying to find a place in the decision-making process.
With Cherri Foytlin, author and environmental justice activist journalists, Clément Guerra, activist and co-director of the documentary film The Condor & Eagle, Jade Lindgaard, a journalist at Médiapart, specializing in ecology, climate, energy, major infrastructure projects and Bryan Parras, environmental activist.

7 pm – What we eat, and how we grow it
From France's attempt to increase the carbon in the soil to the great chefs who strive to make their menus eco-responsible, how can the most basic human actions help the fight against the climate?
With Perrine and Hervé-Gruyer, authors of the book Permaculture: heal the Earth, feed men, Raj Patel, economist, writer and researcher, specialist in the food crisis and
Matthew Raiford, chef at The Farmer & The Larder.

Sunday, November 10

2 pm – Environmental Justice
Climate change is hitting some parts of the population hardest, especially the most economically vulnerable. What policies could accelerate progress?
With Mustafa Santiago Ali, vice president of the NWF, the National Wildlife Federation, the great American association for nature conservation, Malcom Ferdinand, environmental engineer, political scientist and researcher at the CNRS in Paris and Marie Toussaint, French environmentalist activist, jurist and elected European Community (EELV).

4:30 pm – How to call people to action?
How to change the mentality of people and amplify the call to action?
With Irina Brook, actress and director Franco-British theater and opera, Lauren Groff, American writer, Fabrice Hyber, French visual artist, and Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky.


From November 8, 2019

To November 10, 2019


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