The ISSC at COP21


The 21st UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP21) took place in Paris between 30 November and 12 December 2015. The ISSC was present to participate in events, support co-sponsored programmes including Future Earth and provide a virtual information hub for social scientists participating in the COP itself and in side events across Paris.

The ISSC also had a booth in the main delegation zone to display publications and share information on Transformations to Sustainability and other programmes. The booth was shared with the International Council for Science (ICSU), Future Earth and the Stockholm Resilience Centre through MISTRA.

Together with ICSU and Future Earth, the ISSC supported the development of daily highlight emails sent to attending scientists with details of science-related events taking place within the COP venue and elsewhere in Paris.

The COP was also an opportunity to catch up with members of the Transformations to Sustainability community, whose perspectives on the meeting and its implications are featured on the ISSC blog.