All posts by Winfried Beer

Planet under Pressure: Conference Declaration

The Planet under Pressure Conference, held on 26-29 March 2012 in London, UK, was jointly organised by the Global Research Programmes including WCRP.

The Conference Declaration summarizes present day challenges and proposes solutions to address these challenges such as the creation of a new contract between science and society:

"Research plays a significant role in monitoring change, determining thresholds, developing new technologies and processes, and providing solutions. The international global-change research community proposes a new contract between science and society in recognition that science must inform policy to make more wise and timely decisions and that innovation should be informed by diverse local needs and conditions."

Find Planet under Pressure Conference Declaration.

SPARC in the Media: Climate group chooses Zurich as new home

In the past 20 years our understanding of how the climate works has improved significantly. That’s due in no small part to an international project known as SPARC, which coordinates research worldwide on the stratosphere.

SPARC has just relocated its coordination centre from Toronto in Canada to Zurich. World Radio Switzerland spoke to the scientists who have gathered in Zurich to celebrate the move and SPARC’s 20th anniversary.

Listen to World Radio Switzerland