Our Common Future under Climate Change” is the largest forum for the scientific community to come together ahead of the 21st UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP21), which will be hosted by France in December 2015. The conference, which will take place in Paris at UNESCO headquarters from July 7-10, 2015, is organized with the support of the French Government and under the umbrella of ICSU, Future Earth, UNESCO, and major French research institutions.

Building on the findings of the 5th IPCC Assessment Report (AR5), the Conference will present updated knowledge and 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.

Alongside the International Scientific Conference, the organizers encourage other interested and relevant stakeholders such as young scientists and/or student organizations, the private sector and NGOs to organize Side Events, between June 1 and July 15, 2015, that will be held separately from the Conference in other venues across Paris and globally.

The Conference and its Side Events will provide major opportunities for scientists, stakeholders and the larger public to take stock of existing knowledge, explore, identify and discuss innovative solutions, and prepare for an ambitious post-2015 climate governance regime.

In order to be accredited by the Conference’s High-Level Board and be part of the official Conference program, Side Events should be relevant to the Conference’s objectives and scope, allow exchanges for multiple viewpoints, and take place between the June 1 and July 15, 2015. Learn more about the process of submitting side-events here.