Future Earth at COP21

The entrance to the COP21 at Le Bourget, Paris. Photo: Takver via Flickr
Over 150 heads of state and government and 40,000 delegates from 195 countries worldwide will take part in the COP21 conference which begins today. Among them are hundreds of scientists, including many involved with Future Earth core projects, national and regional committees, and the wider Global Environmental Change research community. Here's where you can find us over the next two weeks:
  • Come along to Exhibition booth 040, which we are sharing with the International Council for Science (ICSU) International Social Science Council (ISSC) and Stockholm Resilience Centre .
  • Our Future Earth Europe Regional Centre, which is based at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research in the UK, also has a booth.
Events

Together with ICSU, the ISSC and the Stockholm Resilience Centre, we're curating a list of relevant science side events at COP21, including official and non-official events. You can find the full list here.  Here's a selection of events featuring key representatives of Future Earth. This list is being regularly updated

  • Climate Change and Resilience: Co-design for Urbanization in China
    01 December 2015, 16:45-18:15
    Observer Rm 08

    In this side event, the Chinese National Committee for Future Earth (CNC-FE) sponsored by China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) will invite natural and social scientists to introduce activities in China on addressing climate change and enhancing resilience from the perspective of co-design for urbanization in China.
    Speakers:
    - Professor Guoxiong Wu, Vice Chair of CNC-FE, academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Professor Xiangwan Du, Vice Chair of CNC-FE, academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering
    - Dr. Mou Wang, Institute for Urban & Environmental Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

    - Professor Rongping Mu, Institute of Policy and Management of Chinese Academy of Sciences
    - Dr Lei Huang, National Climate Center, China Meteorological Administration
    - Professor Qian Ye, Beijing Normal University
  • The science of IPCC communication
    03 December 2015, 16:00 - 17:30
    REGISTER HERE

    There is an ongoing discussion on how to improve the communication of the IPCC with key stakeholders . This side event will present recent and ongoing research on how to improve IPCC and climate science communication.

    Speakers:
    - Maxwell Boykoff - University of Colorado Boulder
    - Asher Minns, Future Earth Europe
    - Erlend Hermansen, CICERO
  • Global Carbon Budget 2015 in the context of a 2°C pathway

    08 December 2015, 11:30 - 13:00
    Observer Room 03.

    We present the latest analysis of the Global Carbon Budget, and changes to Chinese CO2 emissions in 2014-2015. We also present and discuss the constraints of delivering a 2C world, and INDCs in the context of a limited carbon budget.
    Speakers:
    - Dr Youba Sokona - South Centre, Geneva, Switzerland, Future Earth Science Committee
    - Professor Corinne Le Quéré - The Tyndall Centre, University of East Anglia, Future Earth Science Committee
    - Professor Dabo Guan - The Tyndall Centre, University of East Anglia
    - Professor Kevin Anderson - The Tyndall Centre, University of Manchester
    - Professor Alice Bows-Larkin - The Tyndall Centre, University of Manchester
    - Dr Glen Peters - Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO), Norway
     

  • Healthy Lives Healthy Planet
    11 December 2015, 9:30 - 11:00

    Espace Genérations Climat, COP21, Parc des expositions du Bourget 
    Speakers: 

    - Dr Paul Shrivastava, Executive Director, Future Earth
    - Professor Corinne Le Quéré - The Tyndall Centre, University of East Anglia, Future Earth Science Committee

     

  • Press Briefing about the latest draft

    11 December 2015, 12:00
    Observer Room 9, Hall 4, COP21, Parc des expositions du Bourget 
    A panel of scientists comments on the latest draft. The panel conists of Johan Rockström, John Schellnhuber, Kevin Anderson, Stefan Kallbekken and Joeri Rogel. Note that priority will be given to journalists in case interest in the event exceeds the room's capacity. This press conference is organized by the International Council for Science, the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Future Earth and the Tyndall Centre.