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sustainable development the role of international science

Sustainable Development – the Role of International Science

ICSU Headquarters, Paris

February 2002

the paris meeting
The Paris Meeting
  • Organised by the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP), the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)
  • Funded by an ICSU grant
  • Co-ordinated by IHDP (Sylvia Karlsson and Jill Jäger)
participants alphabet soup
ICSU

IHDP

IGBP

WCRP

START

DIVERSITAS

SCOPE

IUBS

IUGS

IGU

IGOS

Participants (Alphabet Soup)
themes of the workshop
Themes of the Workshop
  • Contributions so far
  • Planned contributions
  • Justifying the role of science for sustainable development
  • How science will have to change
  • Commitments to change
the role of earth system science
The Role of Earth System Science
  • Global Change and the Earth System: A planet under pressure. IGBP Science Series No. 4, 2001
  • Challenges of a Changing Earth: Proceedings of the Global Change Open Science Conference, Amsterdam, July 2001
how has science contributed to solving sustainability issues
How has science contributed to solving sustainability issues?
  • Example: cities where science has contributed to the reduction of air and water pollution
  • Future challenge: urbanisation and the increasing number of megacities
earth system science since agenda 21 a self evaluation
Monitoring (**)

Models (* - **)

Education (*)

Integrated Research (*)

Training and Capacity Building (*)

Communication (**)

Earth System Science since Agenda 21 (a self-evaluation)
commitments of the earth system science community
Commitments of the Earth System Science Community
  • Building an improved, integrative, participatory and usable science, applicable from local to global scales
  • Responding to the urgent needs for monitoring, model development, integrated research, training and capacity building, education and communication