Our Common Future Under Climate Change

The scientific community, in partnerships with a variety of stakeholders, plays a major role for shaping our future under climate change, by identifying potential sustainable futures and innovations at different scales, by designing and assessing relevant solutions, policies and measures.

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), when governments are expected to formalise a new and inclusive global agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions beyond 2020, to address key issues concerning climate change in the broader context of global change and sustainable development.

The programme takes a step by step approach from the latest knowledge to collective action and transformative solutions, with an emphasis on transdisciplinary and integrative approaches. Through 4 plenaries, 140 parallel sessions and 80 side events, it aims to foster collaboration between scientists, decision makers and communities, catalysing new avenues in the research agenda and engaging the scientific community to explore and assess solutions to tackle climate change together with other major global challenges, including sustainable development goals.

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