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INRA participates in the conference "Our Common Future under Climate Change" (CFCC)

This four-day international conference was held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris from 7 to 10 July 2015. It will be the largest forum for the scientific community ahead of the COP21 of the UNFCCC in November 2015.

Opening of the conference
Updated on 07/24/2015
Published on 07/03/2015

The international scientific conference ‘Our Common Future under Climate Change’ will be the largest forum for the scientific community ahead of COP21. Jointly organized by major French research institutions, ICSU, Future Earth, and UNESCO, the Conference was held in Paris from 7 to 10 July, at UNESCO headquarters and at Université Pierre et Maire Curie (Jussieu Campus).

Organized around daily themes, the Conference focused on moving from present knowledge to future solutions. Taking stock of the fifth IPCC Assessment Report, it aimed to provide new scientific knowledge on climate change and strengthen transversal work on climate change and integrative work with other global challenges, such as climate and biodiversity, desertification, food security, poverty, scarcity or degradation of resources (including land and water), human health, and sustainable cities.

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outcome statement

Our common future under climate change

The outcome statement of the Scientific Committee of "Our Common Future under Climate Change 2015", chaired by Chris Field, Chairs of the Organising and High-Level Committees, Hervé Le Treut and Jean Jouzel, and the international organisers UNESCO, Future Earth and ICSU was published on 10 July 2015.
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In this statement, scientists lay down solid bases so that governments can make ambitious decisions during the COP 21 and thereafter.

What is a COP?

In 2015, France will be hosting and presiding the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11), otherwise known as “Paris 2015” from November 30th to December 11th. COP21 needs to achieve a new international agreement on the climate, applicable to all countries, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.