CliSAP dossier: UN climate conference in Paris

From November 30 to December 11 2015, the United Nations Climate Change Conference – also known as COP21 (the 21st Conference of the Parties) – was held in Paris. The conference has been set an agenda for future global climate policy.

Reports from Paris, background information and interpretations from CliSAP scientists are collected in this dossier.

Paris Agreement is "spectacular"

The Paris Agreement negotiated during COP21 represents a constructive shift in the international approach to addressing global change, evaluates the Klimacampus Hamburg. more...

CliSAP students about their time at COP21

Eleven students from the CliSAP graduate school have been attending the negotiations. They talk about their experiences here and on their blog.

COP21 Side-Event: social sience know-how

In Paris Prof. Jürgen Scheffran talked about findings of four years of research in an international team. Watch the video...

Survey: Germany should be a vanguard in climate protection

What are the Germans thinking about climate policy? Current results of an online-survey provide answers. more...

Blog: Analysis of media debates

How did journalists from around the world cover the climate conference? The media watch blog provides answers.


What can climate negotiations accomplish?

On the occasion of COP21 CliSAP scientists answered six questions on international climate policy, climate induced migration and the media coverage of the conference:


What role does human mobility play in climate change negotiations?

Sarah Nash is doing research right on that question. She wrote down her observations with regard to COP21. more...

Success? A marked reduction in emissions

CliSAP spokesperson Anita Engels talks about who will be involved in the negotiations, about China, and Germany’s energy transition. more...

Economic growth trumps climate change

Despite rising sea levels, climate change still isn’t a priority for all island states. Professor Beate Ratter explains why. more...

Press service: experts and footage

Some researchers are traveled to Paris, while others followed the talks from their desks in Hamburg. more...