The International Council for Science, through its membership and international research programmes, has been closely involved with the history of climate change research since the 1950s and has worked relentlessly behind the scenes during the 1970s and 1980s, along with key partners such as the World Metereological Organization (WMO) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), to support the creation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 1988. This fascinating story is told in a new publication released on the eve of COP21 in Paris. Follow this link to download it.
At the same time, ICSU is also releasing a special COP21 themed magazine which brings together the most popular stories run on the Road to Paris website. Road to Paris was launched in July 2014 as an experiment by the scientific community to create an independent media project around climate change and sustainable development. The ambition was to provide high quality, user-friendly content on the science, economics, policy nexus of the climate and sustainable development negotiations in 2015, with an end-date of December 2015. The twelve most read and most shared articles are now compiled in this engaging magazine.
The brochure “An Introduction to the International Council for Science” has equally been updated for the occasion of COP21.