Final Conference - What kind of environmental transition for the mediterranean region? - october 14-16 2019, Marseille

 

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Context

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.

 

Conference

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. The consortium plans to evolve into a Mediterranean Environmental Transition Institute (ITEM) in 2019. The October 2019 international conference is designed to share its research results and what is at stake with international collaborators.

 

Program

The conference program will cover the following topics:

MONDAY 14/10

 

 

Coordinators

(AM)

Intro

Framework of the environmental transition for the Mediterranean region

Joël Guiot

(AM)

Session 1

Biodiversity, ecosystem services, adaptation

Didier Aurelle / Bruno Fady

 (PM)

Session 2 Water resources, risks and adaptation Laurence Vidal / Pierre Deschamps

(evening)

Conference diner    

 

TUESDAY 15/10

 

 

 

(AM)

Session 3

Natural hazards, associated risks and adaptation

Lucilla Benedetti / Thomas Curt

(PM)

Session 4

Perspectives

Joël Guiot

(evening)

Conference for all
(in French)

La biodiversité des sols :
au service d'une production agricole et d'une société durable.

Invited speaker: Lionel Ranjard

 

WEDNESDAY 16/10

 

 

 

(AM + lunch)

Stakeholders session
(in French)
Echanges Recherche – Acteurs sociétaux Sophie Pekar, Isabelle Laffont-Schwob, Marie-Charlotte Bellinghéry

Full program

Call for posters now open

The Organising Committee invites 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 are particularly encouraged to participate.

Detailed call for posters

 

Registration

Registration will be open soon (link here)

 

Practical information

The conference will take place in the heart of Marseille at the Pharo site, facing the Mediterrnean Sea.