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Inter-relations between climate change, biodiversity and ecosystem services

The Paris Agreement notes the importance of taking action to ensure the integrity of all ecosystems and the protection of biodiversity in the context of combatting climate change and adapting to its impacts. An improved understanding of the interactions and feedbacks between ecological processes and climate change, together with evidence-based guidance, is crucial for the development of appropriate solution-oriented strategies and measures for biodiversity conservation and cost-effective ecosystems-based climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Human dynamics of climate change

As climatic changes increasingly place populations under pressure, human beings are already adapting. However, less developed countries – particularly in Africa – are often less resilient to climate change and require the deployment of appropriate support to adaptation, including in the form of bespoke climate services tailored to users' needs. There is some evidence that climate change may already be playing a role in shaping population migration patterns around the world (e.g. Africa to Europe).

Building a water-smart economy and society

There is a growing demand for water from various economic activities and increasing stress on natural water sources. To secure water for our society, there is therefore a need to make available alternative water resources of various qualities and which are appropriate for different functions and multiple users, and to better exploit water resources and all the valuable substances that could be obtained through the wastewater treatment and reuse process.

Strengthening international cooperation on sustainable urbanisation: nature-based solutions for restoration and rehabilitation of urban ecosystems

Unsustainable, non-resilient urbanisation patterns, the expansion or neglect of urban areas have caused the fragmentation, depletion and destruction of habitats, biodiversity loss and the degradation of ecosystems and their services.

Vaincre la Mucoviscidose

The ONM (French Cystic Fibrosis Monitoring Centre) created in 1992 on the initiative of the association, became the French Cystic Fibrosis Patient Registry in 2006.

By supporting the creation and management of the Registry, the association aims to provide an exhaustive, high-quality database for researchers to facilitate studies and help in the advancement of research. More specifically, this tool has various objectives:

Appels à projets de recherche Université Paris Lumières

La première phase de l’Appel à projets, dite « Appel à projets nouveaux » UPL 2019 est ouverte du 1er octobre 2018 jusqu’au 6 novembre 2018. Elle concerne les nouveaux projets.

La seconde phase « Suivi de projets »  concerne les projets dont la réalisation s’échelonne sur plusieurs années et pour lesquels le Conseil académique avait en 2016, 2017 ou 2018 rendu un avis favorable à une aide financière.Les dossiers de candidature sont recevables du 4 février au 15 mars 2019 et doivent être déposés sur la plateforme sciencesconf.org.

EGNSS applications fostering societal resilience and protecting the environment

The aim of this topic is to develop innovative EGNSS applications to support societal resilience, safeguard the wellbeing of EU citizens, improve emergency and disaster management as a response to climate related, natural and man-made disasters and ensure green growth that protect the environment while generating economic growth.

The challenge is to make these applications more affordable, easy to use and integrated with other solutions and technologies, including for example earth observation, e.g. Copernicus services, in order to enable new targeted innovative solutions.

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