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CNRS signs research partnership with French Polynesia

Global warming and biodiversity the focus of collaboration agreement hammered out in Tahiti

The CNRS, France’s National Centre for Scientific Research, has embarked on a five-year partnership with French Polynesia, looking to boost cooperation on environmental issues.

The CNRS said on 30 July that French Polynesia was a “sentinel territory for [coming] major upheavals, particularly for global warming and biodiversity”. The two partners are looking to develop expertise on climate change and its impact, which, the organisation said, would present French researchers with “unique opportunities”.

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