The CNRS continues to lead discussions on the sciences of sustainability
Understanding global changes, confronting the challenges of their impacts, exploring scenarios for a future world have always been among the priorities of scientific research. With the aim of involving all disciplines and bringing all players and stakeholders into the scientific discussion, CNRS and France Universités are organizing a meeting on “Planetary limits and sustainability issues”.
This event, which takes place on July 3th and 4th, 2023 at the Panthéon Sorbonne University in Paris, is a follow-up to the Marseilles meeting of May 2022.
These days are aimed at a varied audience. The first day will aim to introduce and debate four cross-cutting topics with a scientific audience, as broad as possible, demonstrating complementarities and diverse questioning:
- soil artificialisation and subsoil extraction: challenges for the ecological transition;
- sobriety and technological challenges: towards which sustainability?
- towards a scarcity of water resources: how to support transitions?
- chemical pollution: what are the findings, what are the challenges and what solutions for a greener, more sustainable chemistry?
The second day will be an opportunity to explore these topics in greater depth at workshops bringing together researchers from all disciplines.
This event will lay the groundwork for a joint positioning paper that will reflect the dynamics and commitment of all disciplines and different research players.