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Detrimental effects of climate change can be felt in the short-term through natural hazards, such as landslides, floods and hurricanes; and in the long-term, through more gradual degradation of the environment.
The adverse effects of these events are already felt in many areas, including in relation to, inter alia, agriculture and food security; biodiversity and ecosystems; water resources; human health; human settlements and migration patterns; and energy, transport and industry.
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Cécilia Attias has dedicated her life to service; as a mother, a wife, a committed public servant, an activist and an ardent supporter of women’s rights.
Born in France, Cécilia honed strength and fortitude early in life. After studying law at L’University Assas, she began her political career serving as a parliamentary assistant. Cécilia consistently served the people of France in many capacities; from 1989 to 2002 in Neuilly’s city hall and at the Assemblée Nationale, in 2002 in the office of the Minister of Interior, where she became deeply involved in women’s rights and issues relating to domestic violence, immigration, assimilation and crimes against children, in 2004 as Advisor in Ministry of State, Economy, Finance and Industry, and in 2005 as Chief of Staff for the UMP Party. Cécilia saw firsthand the suffering and pain of the victims and made a vow to use her influence and status to make a difference.
In 2007, Cécilia Attias became First Lady of France, where she continued to work for those requiring need. Never one to shy away from adversity, in 2007 Cécilia again showed her fortitude and determination to improve the lives of others. As First Lady, Cécilia successfully negotiated with General Muammar Ghadaffi the release of five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor imprisoned on Libya’s death row.
Today, Cécilia serves as President and Founder of the Cécilia Attias Foundation for Women. She uses her knowledge of the communications industry to aid her philanthropic efforts.
Claire Fehrenbach is a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Toulouse and holds two Masters related to international solidarity on the one hand, and sustainable development and social responsibility of companies on the other. She has been working for 15 years in the field of development and international solidarity in France and abroad.
Since 2000, she has held positions of director, operational coordinator and country director with Atlas Logistique and Handicap International in Albania, Gabon and Angola on emergency and reconstruction issues. Alternating between headquarters and field positions, she has been involved in public funding for Médecins du Monde in Paris and, ran a few years ago Handicap International Canada.
As part of a research on the impact of multinationals in the South, she conducted a study relating in particular to the analysis of societal performance of a large French company. She teaches courses for several years with Master level students on topics relating to these professional experiences. Claire became head of Oxfam France in 2014. In addition to the campaign and advocacy activities in France on topics such as the transformation of the food system, the fight against inequality, rights in crisis, it bears the Oxfam confederation all the values. This year, because of the COP 21 to be held in Paris, Claire Fehrenbach and the whole structure Oxfam France, largely focused its activities against climate change, both in terms of mitigation and adaptation.