The search for solutions
IRD has made the study of climate change one of its research priorities. It conducts multidisciplinary research in more than 25 countries, in regions that are key to understanding environmental changes and that are especially vulnerable to the impact that these changes could have.
To support public policies, IRD researchers:
Faced with these complex issues, in which interactions between communities and their environment are particularly strong, the IRD proposes an integrated scientific approach. The strength of its network of partners, both in the Global North and South, means it can develop highly multidisciplinary research programmes at regional scales. IRD promotes the consideration of climate aspects in development issues, by using the direct results of its research, developing decision-making aids, transferring knowledge to the populations, training experts and building research capacity in countries in the Global South.
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This international event was held in Montpellier in March 2015.
Marseille hosted the Mediterranean Civil Society Forum for Climate Change (MEDCOP21) on 4 and 5 June 2015. IRD and its partners from the Global South took part in different focus sessions, themed workshops and public events.
This conference was organised by IRD and its partners to mark the International Day for Biological Diversity.
Close to 2,000 researchers took part in this major scientific event ahead of COP21.
IRD and its partners organised this workshop to coincide with the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit held from 25 to 27 September 2015.