Climate science conference “Our Common Future” opens in Paris – Transformations Programme Session Details


A major international climate science conference attended by almost 2000 academics gets underway in Paris today, to table the latest thinking on managing climate change and avoiding its worst impacts. ICSU is one of the co-organizers of the conference.

With close to 2000 academics from almost 100 countries, Our Common Future Under Climate Change (CFCC15) is the largest forum for the scientific community to come together ahead of the 21st UN Conference of the Parties (COP21) summit in Paris in December.

The ISSC’s Transformations to Sustainability programme will be leading a session on Friday 10th July.

14:00 – 15:30 UNESCO Bonvin – ROOM XIV
4417 – Transforming Society and Science for Sustainability – Addressing Challenges in Transdisciplinary Research

Chair(s): D. Mathieu
Lead Convener(s): C. Adler (ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland), S. Moore (International Social Science Council, Paris Cedex 15, France)
Convener(s): J. El-Karraz

Social Transformations towards Sustainability – needs and opportunities for transformative, transdisciplinary science
H. Hackmann (International Council for Science (ICSU), Paris, France)

Stakeholder based science in transition research – challenges and opportunities
J. Mielke (Global Climate Forum (GCF), Berlin, Germany), H. Vermaßen (Center for Political Practices and Orders Universität Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany), S. Ellenbeck (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany), B. Fernandez Milan (Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, Berlin, Berlin, Germany)

Transforming Science to meet Society’s Needs – The Social Footprint Laboratory
A. Malik, D. Mcbain (University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia), M. Joy (University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia)

FEAST (Food: Engaging in Action for Sustainable Transformation): Building a Transformative Knowledge Network
R. Garcia, (Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Puebla, Mexico), B. Rault, (Desarrollo y Aprendizaje, A.C., Puebla, Mexico), N. Castillo (Desarrollo y Aprendizaje, Puebla, Mexico), E. Nelson(Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, France), A. Blay-Palmer, (Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada)

Strengthening collaboration for transformation to sustainability in research and education at universities
P. Adam (Centre for Global Change & Sustainability, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria), H. Kromp-Kolb (Centre for Global Change & Sustainability, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria), T. Lindenthal (Centre for Global Change & Sustainability, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria)

Networked co-design for trans-national sustainability-oriented innovation systems
A. Ely (STEPS Centre, Sussex, United Kingdom)

Collaborative political ecology: Mapping movements to leave oil in the soil with and for Environmental Justice Organizations
L. Temper (Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (ICTA)- Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain)

The Role of Young Scientists in Advancing Knowledge and Informing Decisions in a Changing Climate
J. Baum (University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada)