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COP21 conference on climate change

The COP21 conference on climate change in Paris is starting in just a few weeks.

As Paris will be effervescent with representatives of very diverse communities from all over the world attending the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties, ICSU is working to provide a community hub for scientists on the ground to help information sharing, coordinating and networking within the scientific community present at the meeting.

ICSU will have a booth at COP21 for most of the 2 weeks, shared with Future Earth, the International Social Science Council and the Stockholm Resilience Centre. We hope to provide a lively focal point for the scientific community attending COP21 via a number of services, such as regular briefings on the negotiations from members of our community and providing daily highlights about relevant side events and off-site events via email for the scientific community. We are also putting together an expert database for the accredited media (3,000 journalists) to facilitate timely and efficient connections among journalists and attending scientists.

Sign up and be part of the community!  In order to provide the scientific community with our services, we are establishing a list of scientists who are planning to be at COP21. Please let us know via the short online questionnaire below if you will be in Paris for the COP, your dates, your planned activities (official or non-official side events), so that we can highlight them in our communications.  Send us your details so that we can keep you informed of science activities around Paris and at Le Bourget during the two weeks of the summit.

Questionnaire:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1nViyvekxhGGzeafsvt0aBMU-9d6MhClqmOlDrD7Dgzs/viewform

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Please note that ICSU cannot arrange official accreditation and access to the COP for non-accredited participants, and cannot provide any financial or travel assistance.