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COP21-UGA : Grenoble mobilized for the climate

Conferences and debates on the scientific, technical and socio-economic issues induced by climate change

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Ahead of the international conference on climate change, scheduled for December in Paris, researchers from Grenoble are mobilizing. Scientists, economists, even political scientists and linguists, from a group called Cop21-UGA, have offered to discuss, debate and illuminate the field of climate change.

In December, at the 21st Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention (Cop 21), people from nearly 200 countries will come together in Paris, to discuss measures to limit climate change. A target date has been set by the parties, to reach a new agreement that will take effect in 2020, aiming to limit average global warming to 2° C. After the signing of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 and Copenhagen’s failure in 2009, Paris harbours many hopes…

In the meantime, researchers are mobilizing, especially in Grenoble, in a group called Cop21-UGA (Université Grenoble Alpes). Grenoble has solid references, since about ten laboratories contributed to the last IPCC report and many internationally renowned scientists working on climate issues.

Thus, scientists, from laboratories and schools in Grenoble, provide year-round perspectives on the scientific, technical and socio-economic issues induced by climate change, by offering conferences and debates.

Program: impacts of climate change on water, biodiversity and climate change, the economy of climate policies, the scope and legal effects of the Paris Protocol… The next conference in English will be held on 28th April, 2015. The theme of the conference, chaired by Paul Leadley, coordinator of the “Biodiversity” chapter of the IPCC working group II: “Biodiversity and climate change: main messages from and key challenges for IPCC and IPBES assessments”.

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Updated on April 2, 2015

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