Our Common Future Under Climate Change

International Scientific Conference 7-10 JULY 2015 Paris, France




Organizers : EDF R&D, EFESE, Clamart, France
Date : July 6th from 4 pm to 9:30 pm
Location : EDF Lab Chatou, Ile des Impressionnistes, 6 quai Watier, 78400 Chatou, France
Expected number of participants : 100-250
Nature of participants : Scientists participating to the conference “Our Common Future Under Climate Change”, State agencies, members of industry, think tanks, associations, public authorities, etc.
Keywords : EDF, Research, Innovation
Keynote speakers :
  • Jean-Luc Beylat (Systematic)
  • Jean-Marc Jancovici (The Shift Project)
  • Bernard Salha (EDF)
  • Ronan Stephan (Alstom)
  • Jérôme Stubler (Vinci Construction)


The EDF Lab Chatou will host the event “Research and Innovation for Climate and Environment” on Monday, July 6th, 2015. This event addresses a very large public: scientists participating to the conference “Our Common Future under Climate Change”, State agencies, members of industry, think tanks, associations, public authorities…

The program is focused on actions and innovative realizations on which R&D is working, collaborating or chose to support, such as those led in favor of sustainable cities, the production/management of renewable energies like solar, wind and hydraulic, or within the framework of research on photovoltaic cells, electricity storage, electric mobility, etc.

Expert researchers and start-ups will welcome the participants from 4 pm in the laboratories of the site and the demonstration spaces set up for this event and a big debate gathering major personalities will take place around the theme "industrialists and energy specialists: adaptation and fight against the climate change, a major issue”. A buffet on a barge will be proposed late afternoon upon departure and return at Chatou.


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm VISITS / INNOVATION SPACE

Round Table
Big debate gathering major personalities around the theme: "industrialists and energy specialists: adaptation and fight against the climate change, a major issue”. Debate in the presence of Jean-Luc Beylat (Systematic), Jean-Marc Jancovici (The Shift Project), Bernard Salha (EDF), Ronan Stephan (Alstom) and Jérôme Stubler (Vinci Construction).

Visits of laboratories of the EDF Lab Chatou site

The R&D Institute for photovoltaic energies
develops finalized projects, works on the scientific and technological breakthroughs and explores the innovative sectors regarding photovoltaic cells.
The Cluster CONNECTION is a key project of the French modernization of the nuclear park: automatic and manual supervision and command of the physical equipments of a power plant.
The big sized hydraulic models are intended to carry out studies to consolidate the environmental acceptability of the production facilities.

Innovation space

Which are the most recent innovations in domains so varied as sustainable cities, batteries, meteorology or biomass? This space will present the innovations and researches of R&D in the field of climate and environment.

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm COCKTAIL
Dinner cruise on the Seine

More information

You will find more information on this side event here

Key outcomes

  • Innovation and an associated funding of digital technologies, solar power and other of low-carbon technologies along with energy efficiency are key elements in the fight against climate change, a process which must involve start-ups, large enterprises and universities partnerships.

  • Encouraging and providing financial support to innovative demonstration projects will allow the emergence of technologies which will address the greenhouse effect.


Please click hereunder to open the report of the event.