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Princess Elisabeth Station at the Women’s Forum

The 2008 edition of the Women's Forum, held in Deauville (France) October 14-16, focussed on the theme of progress: "Progress to share, future to dare". As a founding partner of this event and a main partner of the IPF's Princess Elisabeth Antarctic station project, GDF SUEZ presented the first "zero emission" research base in the event's Energy Corner.

The Women's Forum is a unique meeting featuring remarkable women from various countries. It aims to promote women's vision on the key social and economic issues of our era by providing a place for debate, exchange, reflection and action.

Mr. Thierry Touchais, Executive Director of the IPF, gave a talk on the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica station. Basing himself on the words of this year's theme "Progress to share, future to dare", Mr. Touchais discussed the ins and outs of the first "zero emission" scientific research station:

  • Progress: the station is devoted to scientific progress; it also serves as an example of what progress can achieve.
  • Share: the station will be shared by the international scientific community.
  • Future: the station is utterly turned towards the future generations.
  • Dare: the conception and building of the station required a lot of daring in order to be accomplished.

Author: IPF

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