Our Common Future Under Climate Change

International Scientific Conference 7-10 JULY 2015 Paris, France

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CONFERENCE FORMAT

The four-day Conference will be organized in a number of different sessions, allowing for broad participation across a variety of disciplines and themes and encouraging open and multi-disciplinary dialogue.

For the detailed programme, click here.

The Conference will explore the following themes :

Day 1: State of Knowledge on Climate Change :

Bringing together the latest knowledge from both natural and social sciences, this day addresses the cross-cutting issues related to observed changes in the climate system. It explores drivers and impacts, including GHG emissions, climate variability, extreme events, and physical-ecological-social interactions, connecting both advances and gaps in knowledge across sectors and regions.

Day 2: Landscapes of Our Common Future

Looking at future scenarios in the context of the climate change, this day explores possible impacts across and between systems and sectors both in the medium (2030-2050) and long term (2070 and beyond). Contrasted scenarios are investigated as well as their consequences on the interactions between physical, ecological and human systems. An emphasis is placed on examining risks and uncertainties, thresholds and tipping points.

Day 3: Responding to Climate Change Challenges:

This day addresses mitigation and adaptation options, highlighting scientific and technological breakthroughs and discussing barriers, trade-offs, co-benefits, risks and feedbacks. It explores local and regional responses, and discusses pathways for integration across sectors and stakeholders, emphasizing the need for bottom-up approaches that will be explored through the examples of local and regional case studies.

Day 4: Collective Action and Transformative Solutions:

This final day of the conference explores transformative solutions to climate change from a cross-sectoral perspective in order to reach integrated solutions especially through collaboration. This includes solutions across a range of disciplines, sectors and stakeholders that encompass technological, institutional, economic and behavioural changes that will lead to transformative pathways to climate change challenges, from the near to long term, and at multiple scales.

Programme at a Glance

6 JULY 2015

17:00-19:00 Check-in at Unesco Headquarters
(Participants will be given the conference material - Registration fees must be paid ahead of the conference)
19:00-21h00 Icebreaker at Unesco Headquarters

7 JULY 2015

07:30-17:00 Check-in
(Participants will be given the conference material - Registration fees must be paid ahead of the conference)
STATE OF KNOWLEDGE ON CLIMATE CHANGE
09:00-10:30 OPENING PLENARY SESSION

Welcome Address
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-13:00 PLENARY SESSION 1
13:00-14:30 Lunch on site with POSTER SESSION (UNESCO)
14:30-16:00 LARGE PARALLEL SESSIONS
(for the summaries of the sessions, click here )
16:00-16:30 Coffee break and POSTER SESSION (UNESCO)
 

16:30-18:00
UNESCO

PARALLEL SESSIONS

17:00-18:30
UPMC

PARALLEL SESSIONS
(For the summaries of the sessions, click here )
  18h00:
End of Day 1
at UNESCO

18:30-19:30
UPMC
POSTER SESSION (UPMC)

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8 JULY 2015

07:30-17:30 Check-in
(Participants will be given the conference material - Registration fees must be paid ahead of the conference)
LANDSCAPES OF OUR COMMON FUTURE
09:00-11:00 PLENARY SESSION 2
11:00-11:30  Coffee break
11:30-13:00 LARGE PARALLEL SESSIONS
(for the summaries of the sessions, click here)
13:00-14:30 Lunch on site with POSTER SESSION (UNESCO)
  14:30-16:00
UNESCO

PARALLEL SESSIONS
15:00-16:30
UPMC

PARALLEL SESSIONS
(For the summaries of the sessions, click here )
  16:00-16:30
UNESCO

Coffee break with
 
POSTER SESSION
16:30-17:30
UPMC
Coffee break with
 
POSTER SESSION
  16:30-18:00
UNESCO

PARALLEL SESSIONS
17:30-19:00
UPMC

PARALLEL SESSIONS;
(For the summaries of the sessions, click here)

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9 JULY 2015

07:30-17:30 Check-in
(Participants will be given the conference material - Registration fees must be paid ahead of the conference)
RESPONDING TO CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGES
09:00-11:00 PLENARY SESSION 3
11:00-11:30  Coffee break
11:30-13:00 LARGE PARALLEL SESSIONS
(for the summaries of the sessions, click here)
13:00-14:30 Lunch on site with POSTER SESSION (UNESCO)
  14:30-16:00
UNESCO

PARALLEL SESSIONS
15:00-16:30
UPMC

PARALLEL SESSIONS
 

16:00-16:30
UNESCO

Coffee break with
 
POSTER SESSION
16:30-17:30
UPMC
Coffee break with
 
POSTER SESSION
  16:30-18:00
UNESCO

PARALLEL SESSIONS
17:30-19:00
UPMC

PARALLEL SESSIONS
  (For the summaries of the sessions,  click here)
19:00-22h30 Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC)
POSTER SESSION & SOCIAL EVENT

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10 JULY 2015

07:30-17:30 Check-in
(Participants will be given the conference material - Registration fees must be paid ahead of the conference)
COLLECTIVE ACTION AND TRANSFORMATIVE SOLUTIONS
09:00-11:00 PLENARY SESSION 4
11:00-11:30  Coffee break with POSTER SESSION (UNESCO)
11:30-13:00 LARGE PARALLEL SESSIONS
(for the summaries of the sessions, click here)
13:00-14:00 Lunch on site with POSTER SESSION (UNESCO)
14:00-15:30 PARALLEL SESSIONS
(For the summaries of the sessions, click here)
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-18:00 CLOSING PLENARY SESSION
18:00 End of the Conference