What kind of environmental transition for the mediterranean region?
October 14th, 15th and 16th, 2019
Amphi A Gastaut, Palais du Pharo, Marseille, France
Given the impacts of global changes, the Earth system is reaching its limits on use of natural resources and biosphere integrity. The Paris Agreement for climate signed in 2015 targets the fight against climate change as a non-negotiable condition for sustainable development of our societies. The IPCC special report on a 1.5°C warming concludes that, although it is not too late to act, a 1.5 °C maximum warming requires a drastic society model change, taking into account not only economic, but also environmental and human development. Such a transition thus relies on new paradigms and practices changes.
The research consortium Labex OT-Med coordinates and funds research projects on global change and natural hazards in the Mediterranean region and semi-arid Sahel regions since 2012. It plans to evolve into a Mediterranean Environmental Transition Institute (ITEM) in 2020. This October 2019 international conference is designed to share its research results and what is at stake with international collaborators.
The Organising Committee invited all researchers from all Labex members to share their scientific results relevant to OT-Med’s research priorities through this call for posters. Researchers who received Labex OT-Med funding since 2012 were particularly encouraged to participate.