The IPSL International Support Unit (ISU)

The IPSL International Support Unit (ISU) aims through various actions to provide a link between the national community (CNFCG - French National Committee for Global Change) and international actors (WCRP - World Climate Research Programme, Future Earth, etc.) in the field of Global Change.

The International Support Unit ensures logistical activities between the IPSL and the major national and international programs on the study of the global environment of the planet. The support unit is particularly involved in the setting up of major conferences and in the realization of various websites or documents in their technical and editorial aspects allowing:

  • the coordination of national or international working groups
  • the valorization of research results for different audiences.

The activity of the International Support Unit helps to strengthen international collaborations on climate and global change issues between researchers from different French institutions working on the subject and contributes to the influence of the IPSL, and the CNRS, on the international scene.

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Our Common Future under Climate Change (CFCC)

The International Scientific Conference “Our Common Future under Climate Change” took place at UNESCO and UPMC (Paris) in July 2015.

This four-day conference was the largest forum for the scientific community to come together ahead of the 21st UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP21), hosted by France in December 2015 (“Paris Climat 2015”). Building on the results of IPCC 5th Assessment Report (AR5), the Conference addressed key issues concerning climate change in the broader context of global change. It offered an opportunity to discuss solutions for both mitigation and adaptation issues. The Conference also welcomed Side Events organized by different stakeholders.

World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)

The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) leads the way in addressing frontier scientific questions related to the coupled climate system — questions that are too large and too complex to be tackled by a single nation, agency or scientific discipline. Through international science coordination and partnerships, WCRP contributes to advancing our understanding of the multi-scale dynamic interactions between natural and social systems that affect climate.

WCRP engages productively through these partnerships to inform the development of policies and services and to promote science education.

Future Earth

Future Earth harnesses the experience and reach of thousands of scientists and innovators from across the globe to implement interdisciplinary and intercontinental work and establish the links between science and society that are essential to transform research into action. This global community is spread over a series of networks and governing and advisory bodies.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Created in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the objective of the IPCC is to provide governments at all levels with scientific information that they can use to develop climate policies. IPCC reports are also a key input into international climate change negotiations. The IPCC is an organization of governments that are members of the United Nations or WMO.

Make Our Planet Great Again (MOPGA)

"Make Our Planet Great Again" is an initiative of the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, launched on 1st June 2017 following the decision of the United States to leave the Paris Agreement on the climate. It is a call to researchers and students, entrepreneurs, associations and NGOs, students and all civil society to mobilize and join France to lead the fight against global warming.