UN Conference Presentation

July 2015

This four-day Conference was the largest forum for the scientific community to come together ahead of the COP21 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in December 2015 . The Conference addressed key issues concerning climate change in the broader context of global change, and was organised around daily themes.  The Conference focused on moving from present knowledge to future solutions.  Keynotes were delivered by the likes of Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel Prize winning economist and Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, founding director of the Potsdam Institute and adviser to both the German government and Pope Francis.  There were over 2000 delegates from 100 countries at the conference and there was considerable international interest in the research being developed at Edge Hill into this critical issue.