Our common future under climate change

1st September 2015
As the scientific community geared up for the 'Our Common Future Under Climate Change' conference in Paris (7-10 July 2015) we presented a series of articles reflecting on some of the key issues concerning climate change in the broader context of global change.  The Paris conference was seen as a final opportunity before COP21 in December to take stock of existing knowledge, and explore innovative solutions as part of preparing for a post-2015 climate governance structure. The highlighted blogs focus on three complex areas that were discussed at the event and beyond: cross cutting nature of water resources, the value of credible knowledge brokers to support decision making processes, and Africa's road map post- COP21.