Panel “Transforming Society and Science for Sustainability – Addressing Challenges in Transdisciplinary Research”, “Our Common Future Under Climate Change” conference, 7-10 July 2015, Paris, France
The Working Group members co-developed the session, “Transforming Society and Science for Sustainability – Addressing Challenges in Transdisciplinary Research” for the “Our Common Future Under Climate Change” conference, held from 7-10 July 2015 in Paris, France: http://www.commonfuture-paris2015.org/. This four-day conference was the largest forum for the scientific community to come together ahead of the 21st UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)’s Conference of the Parties (COP21), which will be hosted by France in December 2015.
Building on the results of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 5th Assessment Report (AR5), the conference addressed key issues concerning climate science and societal responses. The entities organizing the conference included key collaborators of the GYA, such as ICSU, Future Earth, and UNESCO. Input to the session was led by Jauad El Kharraz and Laura Petes and informed by many working group members, including Manjur Karim, Jeremy Kerr, and Prateep Beed, among others. Jauad co-convened the session in Paris, and Julia Baum delivered remarks on the role of young scientists in advancing understanding and sustainable solutions associated with climate change.