Our Common Future under Climate Change

07 Jul 2015

Climate-KIC is participating this week in the International Scientific Conference “Our Common Future under Climate Change” taking place at UNESCO and UPMC (Paris).

As well as Climate-KIC Directors Aled Thomas, Thanh-Tâm Le, and Daniel Zimmer partners will be presenting in over 60 of the sessions taking place in this largest pre-COP21 gathering of over 2,000 of the world’s leading climate scientists.

Building on the results of IPCC 5th Assessment Report (AR5), the Conference will address key issues concerning climate change in the broader context of global change. It will offer an opportunity to discuss solutions for both mitigation and adaptation issues. Climate-KIC is supporting and participating to underline and strengthen our commitment to the highest level of scientific rigour in our work.

In addition to our senior team, forty of our ‘Journey’ students will participate. They will use the information and analyse the provided scientific updates in order to have a solid basis for their business ideas. Thanh-Tam Lê, director of Climate-KIC France stated:

“Climate-KIC is honoured to contribute to the largest international scientific conference around climate change. This is a unique opportunity for our students to interact with experts from around the world, covering a very broad spectrum of science and technology.”

Climate-KIC will also host a networking reception for partners and guests at CDC Climat on July 8th to provide an opportunity to discuss ways to strengthen our relationship with climate science and improve the impact of our innovations.

And our participation is not just limited to Paris, as in Finland the Climate KIC Alumni Association organised an official side event last month called Innovations Under Climate Change.

Look out for blog posts and tweets this week and a report next week to find out the latest thinking from the world’s top scientists.


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