By Magdalena A K Muir, Advisory Board Member, Climate and Climate Editor
EUCC signed a letter in support of the Outcome Statement of the International Scientific Conference , Our Common Future Under Climate Change, which was organized from 7-10 July 2015, in Paris.
Our Common Future under Climate Change covered the landscape of scientific knowledge on climate change. It was the largest international science conference before the Paris COP 21, with close to 2,000 participants from almost 100 countries. It explored current understanding of all dimensions of the climate change challenge plus the full range of mitigation and adaptation options that can lead to sustainable, equitable solutions across all nations and regions.
The complete text of the letter and that Outcome Statement is attached as a pdf document here: EUCC Signed Outcome Statement CFCC15. This statement summarizes the scientific foundation for action, building on current understanding of the solution space and the problem space. The specific impacts on coasts and oceans is recognized here:
“Impacts of climate changes that have already occurred are widespread and consequential. Impacts have affected every continent, from the equator to the poles and the mountains to the coasts. Climate changes have contributed to many kinds of extremes, including heat waves, heavy rain, wildfires, droughts, and decreased snow and ice. They have made it more difficult to increase crop yields and have shifted the locations and activities of plants and animals on the land, in lakes and rivers, and in the oceans.”
EUCC was a registered media representative at this event, and previously reported about this event at the entries below: