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Downscaled climate research and sustainable transition knowledge creation : international perspective

Seminar/Webinar |04.06.2022

The Regional Research Network Futurs-ACT, Climate Change Center Austria and Ouranos invite you to a webinar on April 26th, 2022 at 9 am (EST)

Webinar #1

Titre : In the Mirror, Exchanges between regional networks for downscaled climate and sustainable transition knowledge creation
Panel speakers and moderator :
– Alain Bourque, Ouranos
– Elisabeth Worliczek, Climate Change Center Austria
– Denis Salles, INRAE Nouvelle-Aquitaine-Bordeaux / Futurs-ACT
– Colin Brown, Futurs-ACT (Webinar moderator)


The Regional Research Network Futurs-ACT (France), Climate Change Center Austria, and Ouranos (Canada) are networks dedicated to knowledge creation on climate change adaptation and anticipation at the scale of their respective regions. While their institutional history ranges from 2 to 20+ years, they share similar goals and organizational principles, notably regarding their emphasis on co-constructing knowledge for the fight against climate change at the science-policy-society interface.

This new webinar series, “In the mirror”, will take a critical look at climate change research and transition networks from an international perspective. Discovering how different countries and subnational regions deal with particular issues related to climate change adaptation and sustainable transitions, each webinar will allow different world partners to shed light on complementary situations, to share best practices, and provide valuable lessons to promote mutual learning.

This first webinar will allow the scientific coordinators to present this initiative to a broader community of stakeholders engaged in similar initiatives and to initiate the exercise in collective reflection.

Exploring these questions collectively is intended to allow the participants in similar local initiatives at the science-policy-society interface to learn from one another, to recognize similarities or differences, points of inspiration, or possible weaknesses, to mutually contribute to one another’s success.

Representatives from the coordinating organizations will address these questions and subsequently open the discussion to participants to encourage mutual learning, networking, and a broader understanding of similar initiatives around the world. This webinar series is intended not as a service but as a bottom-up initiative, led by practitioners in scientific and multi-actor organizations, meant to promote informal networking between individuals in similar roles around the world.

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