Trianon Dialogue and IFRI Launch Discussion on Climate Change

31 March 2021

March 31st, in the framework of the Trianon Dialogue, the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) opened a series of online seminars on climate change in Russia and France.

The co-chairs of the Trianon Dialogue A.Torkunov and P.Morel launched the event with opening speeches. Anatoly Torkunov remarked that by selecting the topic of ecology, the Trianon Dialogue has given a powerful impetus to the development of Russian-French projects in the field of environmental education, nature management and the protection of biodiversity. The Trianon agenda for 2021 includes two Trianon Startups meetings in Versailles and Yekaterinburg at the INNOPROM exhibition site, the World Conservation Congress in Marseille, summer schools on biodiversity, meetings of representatives of Russian and French national parks and many other events. A.Torkunov underlined the important role played by educational programs in increasing awareness and spoke about the Master’s program in environmental management jointly developed by MGIMO, the Russian State Hydrometeorological University and the Paris-Saclay University.

In his speech, the co-chairman of the Trianon Dialogue P.Morel considered the history of Russian-French cooperation on environmental protection, highlighting the key role played by the interaction of civil societies. The speaker also reminded the seminar participants about the digital platform of the Trianon Dialogue which can be used as an effective platform for the implementation of joint environmental projects.

Among those participating in the seminar were the Head of the Department of World Economy, Head of the Research and Training Laboratory for the Economics of Climate Change at the Higher School of Economics I.Makarov, the Scientific Director of the Energy Center of the Moscow School of Management "Skolkovo" T.Mitrova, the researcher of the Center for European and Eurasian Studies L.Coumel and the co-founder of the urban planning and architecture agency Orchestra Design E.Moreau.