Paris lives and shivers (a little). At first the state of emergency is barely noticed. However, when talking to people they say they feel ‘different’. For me it was different as well, the trip from Gare du Nord to the city centre I felt a bit more tensed than other occasions I visited Paris. I am here to visit the FLARE (Forests and Livelihoods: Assessments, Research and Engagement) conference. Climate and forests are strongly interlinked: deforestation and degradation of forests would cause 15 to 20% of global warming.