Our Common Future Under Climate Change - International scientific conference

When :

from Tuesday 7 July, 2015
to Friday 10 July, 2015

Type of event :

Meeting by Member States or Institutions

Where :

UNESCO Headquarters, Room XII, 125 avenue de Suffren, 75007, Paris, France

This four-day conference will be the largest forum for the scientific community to come together ahead of the 21st UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP21), which will be hosted by France in December 2015 (“Paris Climat 2015”). Building on the results of IPCC 5th Assessment Report (AR5), the Conference will address key issues concerning climate change in the broader context of global change. It will offer an opportunity to discuss solutions for both mitigation and adaptation issues. The Conference will also welcome Side Events organized by different stakeholders.

The Conference has four overarching objectives:
- Provide an overview of state-of-the-art scientific knowledge on climate change,
- Explore a wide range of pathways combining climate change mitigation and adaptation, and sustainable development,
- Assess the potential for evidence-based solutions to climate change challenges,
- Contribute to a science-society dialogue.

The conference is organized under the umbrella of ICSU, Future Earth, UNESCO and major French research institutions, with the support of the French Government.

Five of the parallel sessions will be organized by UNESCO on the following topics:
- Education for sustainable development,
- The science/policy/society nexus
- Ocean & Climate,
- Freshwater, and
- Indigenous and traditional knowledge.