Martina Hirayama, State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation, took part in the One Planet Polar Summit, which was hosted as part of the 2023 Paris Peace Forum (8–10 November), initiated by French President Emmanuel Macron, took place this year under the motto ‘Seeking Common Ground in a World of Rivalry’. It brought together representatives from science, politics, business and civil society from over 40 glacial and polar nations. State Secretary Hirayama also met with French Minister of Higher Education and Research Sylvie Retailleau to discuss strengthening scientific cooperation in cryosphere and glacier research between Switzerland and France.2023-11-10 08:45:18
- Martina Hirayama, State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation, participated in the One Planet Polar Summit hosted during the 2023 Paris Peace Forum. - The summit aimed to find common ground amidst a world of rivalry and brought together representatives from over 40 glacial and polar nations. - State Secretary Hirayama met with French Minister of Higher Education and Research Sylvie Retailleau to discuss enhancing scientific cooperation in cryosphere and glacier research between Switzerland and France. - Ms Hirayama and Ms Retailleau participated in the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Swiss Polar Institute SPI and the French Paul-Émile Victor Polar Institute. - The memorandum signifies a significant step towards strengthening Swiss-French cooperation in cryosphere and glacier research. - Switzerland has a strong commitment to the polar regions due to its landscape being shaped by ice ages and having melting glaciers. - Swiss researchers have been studying the Alpine and polar regions for approximately 100 years. - They aim to measure the effects of man-made climate change and understand relevant ecosystems in both Switzerland and abroad..
(Quelle:Swiss Federal Council modified with ChatGPT)
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